Who we are?

The Center of Excellence for Earth and Space Science is a newly center of the Joint Centers of Excellence Program (JCEP), established in a partnership between King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). This scientific partnership focuses on collaboration between the Department of Geological and Astronomical Studies in Caltech and the Earth and Space Center in the Joint Centers of Excellence Program. The center will focus on developing satellite technologies and data interpretation capabilities to enhance our understanding and studying of the following key issues: earth crust deformations and tectonic movements, sand dunes movement and impacts, flood pools, and dynamics of groundwater reservoirs.

Featured Projects

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Earth Surface Change Science

The dramatic expansion in the quantity and quality of available satellite data enable a synoptic but high-resolution perspective on changes at the Earth’s surface associated with both natural ...

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Aeolian Sand Transport

The study of dynamic processes of sand dunes is of prime importance to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The landscape of the Arabian peninsula

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Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA)

This project aims to develop an electronic system that enables experts to conduct automatic and rapid advanced studies ...