Moataz Kordi

Co-principal Investigator

National Center of Remote Sensing Technology

Moataz Kordi is a Research Assistant Professor in the National Center of Remote Sensing Technology, Space and Aviation Research Institute at KACST where he has been a scientific researcher since 1999. He is the Accountable manager of Aerial and Hyperspectral imaging program at KACST, Part-time scientific consultant at Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, member of Geospatial Foundation Theme Governance committee for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a member of Advisory Board at Geomatics Department at King Abdulaziz University. Moataz Kordi completed his Ph.D. at Curtin University, Western Australia in Physical Geography (Remote sensing of Environmental management) and his MSc at University of Wollongong, New South Wales in Physical Geography (Remote sensing of Environmental management), and his undergraduate studies in Astrophysics at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. His research interests lie in the area of studies of remote sensing, GIS, spatial analysis to land use and land cover, change detection, mapping and environmental management. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines of physical geography and astrophysics. He had the opportunity to work and gain experiences in many local and international institutions and delivered many lectures and training programs in universities, collages and other institutions. He is an active participation and representor in many local and international workshops, conferences, and committees. He held a number of administrative positions in government and private entities in Saudi Arabia and other countries. He is passionate about learning and developing his skills. He enjoys sharing knowledge, inspiring and motivating others, raising awareness and educating the public through community participation.


  • Kordi, M.N., Collins, L.B., O'Leary, M., and Stevens, A. (2016). ReefKIM: An integrated geodatabase for sustainable management of the Kimberley Reefs, North West Australia. Ocean & Coastal Management, 119, 234-243
  • Kordi, M.N., and O’Leary, M. (2016) A Spatial Approach to Improve Coastal Bioregion Management of the North Western Australia. Ocean & Coastal Management, 127, 26-42
  • Kordi, M.N., and O’Leary, M. (2016). Geomorphic Classification of Coral Reefs in the North Western Australian Shelf, Regional Studies in Marine Science, 7, 100–110.
  • Kordi, M.N. (2016). Geomorphology, growth pattern and substrates of the inshore Kimberley Reefs, Western Australia: A spatial analysis approach. (Doctoral thesis, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia). Retrieved from
  • Solihuddin, T., O’Leary, M. J., Blakeway, D., Parnum, I., Kordi, M.N., and Collins, L.B. (2016). Holocene reef evolution in a macrotidal setting: Buccaneer Archipelago, Kimberley Bioregion, Northwest Australia. Coral Reefs, 1-12.
  • Kordi, M.N., Collins, L.B., and Stevens, A. (2015). A Large Scale Geomorphological and Surficial Cover Map of Nearshore Reefs in the Kimberley Coast, WA. In Proceedings from Coast to Coast Conference 2014, Mandurah, Western Australia. ISBN-10: 0994357206 pp 15 – 20
  • Bufarale G, Collins LB, O’Leary MJ, Stevens A, Kordi M.N., Solihuddin T (2016). Quaternary onset and evolution of Kimberley coral reefs (Northwest Australia) revealed by high-resolution seismic imaging. Journal of Continental Shelf Research, 123, 80–88.
  • Bufarale G, O'Leary M, Collins LB, Stevens A, Kordi M, Solihuddin T (2016) Geomorphology and Holocene Evolution of Kimberley Coral Reefs. In Proceedings of the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu: 243-253
  • Kordi, M.N., Collins, L.B., and Stevens, A. (2015). Geomorphic Patterns, Habitats and Substrates of Macrotidal Reefs from the Kimberley, North West Australia. In Proceedings from 2015 WAMSI Research Conference, Perth, Western Australia pp 72
  • Collins, L. B., O'Leary, M., Stevens, A., Bufarale, G., Kordi, M.N., and Solihuddin, T. (2015). Geomorphic patterns, internal architecture and reef growth in a macrotidal, high-turbidity setting of coral reefs from the Kimberley bioregion. Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, 7(1), 12-22.
  • Collins, L.B., O’Leary, M., Bufarale, G., Stevens, A., Kordi, M.N., and Solihuddin, T. (2013). Reef Growth and Maintenance – Milestones Report: Complete project planning & fieldwork logistics Complete fieldwork for 2013 Annual data analysis completed (GIS stage 1), Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI).
  • Maghrabi, A.H., Al Harbi, H., Al-Mostafa, Z.A., Kordi, M.N., and Al-Shehri, S.M. (2012). The KACST muon detector and its application to cosmic-ray variations studies. Advances in Space Research, 50(6), 700-711.
  • Yousef, S., Algafari, Y. H., Al-Mostafa, Z., and Kordi, M.N. (2012). Solar forcing on Makkah Al-Mukaramah flash floods. Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, 2(2).
  • Maghrabi, A.H., Al-Mostafa, Z.A., Kordi, M.N., and Clay, R.W. (2010). Preliminarily test of physically based models to estimate clear sky emissivity in Tabouk, Saudi Arabia. Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Basic and Applied Sciences, 9(1), 6-11.
  • Al-Mostafa, Z. A., and Kordi, M.N. (2003). A new local observation record for a young moon from Saudi Arabia. The Observatory, 123, 49-50.