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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Dr.
Department oceanography department
Institution
National Center for Marine Science, Lebanon (
P.O.Box 534 Batroun- North Lebanon
Address
Marine Research Centre P.O.B.: 189 Jounieh, Lebanon
Jounieh
Lebanon
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Tel +961 70 164460
Fax +961 9 934 763
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree Ph.D. MS. BS.
Job type Research , Data Management
Research Area(s) Physical Oceanography , Pollution , Physical Oceanography , Pollution
Research Activities -using remote sensing data for the study of the variability of SST and pigments distribution in the Levantine Basin, as well as for water quality studies in the Lebanese coastal area. SeaWiFS data user. -applying hydrodynamic and water quality modeling in the Lebanese coastal water.Modeling currents
Research Region 2, 3
Skills/Expertise Since 1980 researcher in charge of the Department of Oceanography, MRC, Lebanon, and since 1997 researcher in charge of the Marine Sector, Centre for Remote Sensing, Lebanon. Since 2006 in charge of the National Marine Database, MRC, Lebanon. Visiting Scholar, University of Delaware, Graduate College of Marine Studies (Center for Remote Sensing), Newark, USA, ‏1999.‏ Familiar with handling large datasets (using mainly MATLAB, IDL, and ERDAS). A good experience in programming (FORTRAN 90 programming language, Unix operating system)
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Nijad KABBARA)

Kabbara, N., Benkhelil, J., Awad, M. and Barale, V., 2008. Monitoring water quality in the coastal area of Tripoli (Lebanon) using high-resolution satellite data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. 63, Issue 5, 488-495. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com
Kabbara, N., Benkhelil, J., Awad, M. and Barale, V. 2008. Monitoring water quality in the coastal area of Tripoli (Lebanon) using high-resolution satellite data. Proceedings of the Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science “The 15th Science Meeting Science: Science in the 21st Century). 14 November 2008. Beirut, Lebanon.
Lakkis S., and Kabbara N. 2008. Multi-decadal Oceanographic Database in Lebanese Seawaters (Levantine Basin). Proceedings of the International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems- IMDIS-2008. 31March-2 April 2008, Athens, Greece.
Maudire G., SeaDataNet consortium, 2008. SeaDataNet: Pan-European Marine data and information management infrastructure. Proceedings of the International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems- IMDIS-2008. 31March-2 April 2008, Athens, Greece.
Maillard C. and the SeaDataNet Group, 2007. EC Project: SeaDataNet- A pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management.- IOC/IODE-XIX/32 – UNESCO/IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange, Nineteenth Session, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 12-16 March 2007.
Maillard C., Lowry R., Maudire G., Schaap D. and the SeaDataNet Consortium, 2007. SeaDataNet: Development of a Pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management. Contribution to: EurOcean07 – theme 5.0 subtheme 5.1 - Paper 070131-026.
Kabbara, N., Benkhelil, J., Awad, M., and Barale, V. 2007. Monitoring water quality in the coastal area of Tripoli (Lebanon) using high-resolution satellite data. Proceeding of the Ocean Biodiversity Informatics Conference 2007. Bedford Institut of Oceanography, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Canada. October 2-4. (http://marinebiodiversity.ca/OBI07/sessions/data-use-and-analysis).
Kabbara, N., Sorgente, R., Natale, S. Daniel H. 2006. High-resolution nested model for the Lebanese basin, East Levantine, eastern Mediterranean Sea: Implementation and climatological runs. Ocean Science, OSD-Special Issue: Mediterranean Ocean Forecasting System: Towards Environmental Predictions. Editor: N. Pinardi.
Maillard C., Maudire G., Schaap E. and the SeaDataNet consortium, 2006. An Inititiative to improve the level of quality, the long term stewardship and the accessibility of the Marine Data , the SeaDataNet project.IOC/ IODE Data Centre workshop, Liverpool, UK, April 10-11 2006
Kabbara, N., and Courp, T. 2004. Empirical Orthogonal Function Analysis of Sea Surface Temperature Patterns in the Levantine Basin. Lebanese Science Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2.
Drago A., Vallerga S. & the MAMA Consortium: Aarup, T., Abdelbaki A., Abuissa A., Awad H., Awad M.B., Beken C., Besiktepe S., Boargob A.F., Brundrit G., Capari M., Carlier A., Cermelj B., Casazza G., Civili F.S., Cohen Y., Tziavos C., Dahlin H., Dalla Costa M., Drakopoulos P., Flemming N.C., Font J., Fusco G., Gertman I., Georgiou G., Harzallah A., Herrouin G., Ibrahim A., Kabbara N., Kljajic Z., Kouyoumjian H., Legrand J., Lopez-Jurado J.L., Magni P., Mahmoud Al-Sheikh A., Maillard C., Malacic V., Manzella G., Marchand P., Morovic M., Pissierssens P., Pinardi N., Nittis K., Rosen D.S., Summerhayes C., Ribotti A., Reed G., Selenica A., Sammari C., Sauzade D., Silvestri C., Snoussi M., Sorgente, R., Tziavos C., Umgiesser G., Vargas M., Vucijak B., Woods J., Zavatarelli M., Zodiatis G. 2004. MedGOOS – Building a strong regional partnership for operational oceanography in the Mediterranean. Proceedings of the 37th CIESM Congress. Barcelona, Spain, 7-11 June.
Kabbara, N., Sorgente R., and Natale S. 2004. High-resolution nested model for the Lebanese basin, East Levantine, eastern Mediterranean Sea: Implementation and climatological runs. Proceedings of the international conference: Marine Sciences & Natural Resources. Latakia, Syria, 25-26 May.
Lakkis, S., and Kabbara, N. 2002. Importance of data management in oceanographic research in Lebanon. Abstracts of the 14th Science Meeting organized by the National Council for Scientific Research & the Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science, Beirut, Lebanon, November 23-25.
Kabbara, N., Yan, X. Y., Klemas, V. V., and Pan, J., 2002. Temporal and spatial variability of the surface temperature anomaly in the Levantine Basin of the Eastern Mediterranean. Inernational Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 23, No. 18, 3745-3761.
Kabbara, N. 2002. An overview of the hydrodynamic characteristics along the coast of Lebanon. REMPEC Workshop: National Contingency and Response to Accidental Marine Pollution, Beirut, Lebanon, April 10-12.
Kabbara, N. 2002. Surface temperature variability in the Levantine Basin. Proceedings of the International Conference: Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea: Similarities and Differences of two Interconnected Basins. Ankara, Turkey, 14–18 October.
VALLERGA S. (Main Co-ordinator), DRAGO A. (Assistant Co-ordinator), Aarup T., Abdelbaki A., Awad H., Awad M.B., Beken C., Besiktepe S., Boargob A.F., Brundrit G., Capari M., Carlier A., Casazza G., Civili F.S., Cohen Y., Christos T., Dahlin H., Dalla Costa M., Drakopoulos P., Flemming N.C., Font J., Gertman I., Harzallah A., Herrouin G., Ibrahim A., Kabbara N., Kljajic Z., Kouyoumjian H., Legrand J., Lopez-Jurado J.L., Magni P., Mahmoud Al-Sheikh A., Maillard C., Malacic V., Manzella G.M.R., Marchand P., Morovic M., Pissierssens P., Pinardi N., Nittis K., Rosen D., Summerhayes C., Ribotti A., Selenica A., Salihoglu I., Sammari C., Sauzade D., Silvestri C., Snoussi M., Sorgente, R., Tziavos C., Umgiesser G., Vargas M., Vucijak B., Woods J., Zavatarelli M., Zodiatis G. 2002. MAMA – Towards a new paradigm for ocean monitoring in the Mediterranean. Proceedings of the 3rd EuroGOOS Conference. Greece, Athens, 3-6 December.
Lakkis, S., and Kabbara, N. 2000. Prediction, detection and monitoring of algal bloom by remote sensing techniques along the coast of Lebanon, Workshop of the International Ocean Color Coordinating Group (IOCCG), Erdemly, Turkey, 11-22 September.
Kabbara, N. 1999. The use of satellite imagery for assessing SST variability anomalies in the Levantine Basin. Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Remote Sensing Integrated Systems: Satellites, Receiving Stations and Applications, Damascus, Syria, November 20-23.
Sarkkula, J., Sayed Sharaf El-Din, H., Hamza, W., Mikkail, S., Labib W., Khawlie, M. and Kabbara, N.1999. Coastal Management Support for Mediterranean Developing Countries; a cooperation project for coastal modelling and on-job-learning. Environment 99 Conference, Cairo, UAR, November 24-26.
Shaban, A., Khawlie, K., and Kibar, N. 1997. Availability of fresh water sources in the marine environment. Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on: Applications of Remote Sensing To Land Use And Its Environmental Impact, Damascus, Syria, 1-4 December.
Kibar, N. 1997. Modeling Transport Processes in Beirut Bay, Lebanon. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, MEDCOAST 97,Q, Malta, E. Ozhan (Editor) , November 11-14.
Kibar, N. 1995. Sea currents and transport of pollutants near the Lebanese shore. In: \
Kibar, N. and Sokolov, C., 1988. Temporal and spatial variability of current speeds in the Mediterranean Sea near the Lebanese coasts. Oceanology, 28(4).
Kibar, N. and Ennet, P., 1996. Distribution of pollutants in the coastal waters north of Beirut. Lebanese Scientific Research Reports, 1(2).
Kabbara N. 2005. Wind and wave data analysis for the Lebanese coastal area-preliminary results. Lebanese Science Journal, 6 (2).
Ennet, P. and Kibar, N., 1998. An interactive program for the aquatic model initialization. Proceeding of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Biology, Ecology, 47 (1).
Kibar, N., 1994. On the numerical solution of the system of equations of turbulent motion of the upper layer of the ocean. Lebanese Scientific Bulletin, 7(1).

Group(s): GOOS , GOOS Regional Alliances , IODE , MON GOOS
Created: 2002-01-28 Last Updated: 2011-09-22 by Nijad KABBARA