About Our Client

Over the years the United Arab Emirates has witnessed almost unsurpassed development and prosperity. The Abu Dhabi City Municipality’s priority is to create an ideal living environment for city residents, with unmatched quality of life and modern amenities. The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is a founding member of the General Secretariat of UAE Municipalities, a member of the Arab Towns Organization, and the Organization of Islamic Cities.

Project Objective

Develop a state-of-the-art system that assesses, monitors, and mitigates the seismic hazard and risk of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The same Aspen technology implemented in the USArray/TA project delivered 99.8% data return over ~1,800 installations in more than ten years of operation.

After ten years of successful operation in the continental USA, the current USArray/TA phase comprises of 280 stations operating in Alaska, in a harsh environment like never before, where will stay operational until 2021 when removal will begin. By the end of this U.S. National Science Foundation USArray/TA sponsored project, a large number of Aspen stations will be transferred to the Alaska Regional network, operated by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.


Project Achievement

Provided a Real‐Time Seismic Monitoring and Management Center that is shared by five government entities namely the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Western Region Municipality, Al Ain City Municipality, General HQ of Abu Dhabi Police, and the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology.

Project Insights

National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology

Supported the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology by offering additional information gathered from newly built observation stations in the Emirate.

General HQ of Abu Dhabi Police

Supported the General HQ of Abu Dhabi Police by offering real-time seismic information.

Department of Municipal Affairs and Municipalities

Supported the Department of Municipal Affairs & Municipalities by offering information related to seismic risk maps in order to update the seismic-resistant Building Code

United Arab Emirates University

Supported the United Arab Emirates University by constructing an alternative center for the Seismic Risks Monitoring and Management System at the campus for training, development and grooming of Emirati cadres.


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