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Event on 12/21: Remote Sensing Techniques for Detecting Archaeological Sites

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The Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau

Dr. Maha K. Mahmoud, Director

Invites You To A Presentation Entitled

Remote Sensing Techniques for Detecting Archaeological Sites in Eastern Delta of Egypt

By Dr. Foudan Salem

Dr.  Foudan Salem is a Geospatial Imagery Scientist and a Geography and Remote Sensing Professor at George Mason University in Virginia.  She received her Doctorate degree in “Developing New Approaches of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Techniques in Geospatial Environmental Applications.”  At that time, she was also a research scientist at the Center of Earth Observing and Space Research/GMU.  She received her Master’s degree in “Multispectral and Radar Imagery with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Archaeological Sites Detection in Egypt,” from Boston University.   Her research was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Farouk El Baz at the Center of Remote Sensing.  Dr. Salem worked for many prominent organizations, including NASA.  There, she was one of TRMM satellite scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center.  Some of Dr. Salem’s publications include developing new techniques in hyperspectral imagery for oil spill detection, marine pollution, water quality, phytoplankton/biological oceanography, and archaeological sites investigation using multispectral remote sensing and radar imagery.

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

Followed by a Reception

Please RSVP by calling 202-296-3959 or emailing

Venue:   The Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau

1303 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036.


Author: arcedc77

The ARCE Chapter in Washington, DC (ARCE-DC) sponsors, on average, ten free lectures and one seminar a year, plus occasional social events. We sponsor tours to Egypt and organize occasional bus trips to museums that are featuring exhibitions on Egypt. We maintain close contact with the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C., which frequently provides a speaking venue for our lecturers. Our lectures are otherwise coordinated with and held at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Our chapter has approximately 100 members and the average attendance at lectures is approximately 40 people. When held at the Egyptian Embassy, the number can exceed 100 attendees.

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