Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance has announced the participation of Emirati student, Mohamed Marwan Al Ali, in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, which will take place from April 24th to 28th.
Al Ali is affiliated with Hamdan Center for Giftedness and Creativity mentorship programme, which is implemented by Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance for talented students in collaboration with Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center.
Presenting his scientific research on investigating seasonal variations in hydrogen outflow from Mars at the conference, Al Ali will provide a visual representation of his research results, followed by an interactive discussion with other specialists attending the conference.
Since joining Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance’s mentorship programme, Mohamed Marwan Al Ali has achieved numerous accomplishments and successfully completed all program levels. In 2019, he completed the first level of the programme with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (Explorer), which provided him with the necessary research skills, a solid background in space sciences, and the required skills for communication and presentation. He has also completed the second level (Researcher) in 2020, which included building a scientific space mission, during which 8 scientific meetings were held and 5 scientific research projects/presentations on Mars were prepared.
Moreover, he completed the third level in 2021, which included data analysis and space studies, as well as programming and scientific research steps. Scientific meetings were also held during this level. In 2022, he completed the fourth level (Future Scientist), where he prepared a research paper and presented it at a conference. Scientific meetings were also held during this period, which included numerous discussions and work with specialists at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre to provide improvement feedback.
In this context, Dr. Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Secretary-General of Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance, said: “We are pleased to have Mohammed Marwan Al Ali participate in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria. Undoubtedly, his participation in this major event aligns with the vision of our wise leadership and their tireless efforts to foster and enhance the cognitive and skills capacities of talented individuals, encourage their innovative and creative spirits, and thus contribute to enhancing the UAE’s position among leading countries in the fields of space sciences, technology, and other vital areas.”
This scientific participation will provide the talented student, Mohammed Marwan Al Ali, with the opportunity to attend international meetings, communicate with experts and researchers, acquire more knowledge and experience, and exchange ideas and information with participants from all over the world, especially since Al Ali is one of the prominent members of the mentorship programme launched by the Foundation and attracted many prestigious institutions, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, with the aim of providing specialized care for talented students and acquiring individual research skills under the supervision of distinguished experts in the field, to achieve the best investment in the abilities of talented students.
“Mohammed’s participation in this great international event also reflects the importance of the mentoring programme and the opportunities it provides to empower gifted students and invest their exceptional abilities in enriching all scientific fields, Dr. Khalifa Al Suwaidi added. “The scientific paper prepared by the student, Mohammed, is important in the series of research being conducted by scientists about Mars, especially since it is characterized by its novelty as it observes and analyzes data from the Hope Probe sent by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center to Mars and comparative conclusions. We hope that this Emirati research would be one of the positive contributions to global studies of Mars.”
In his comment on his participation in the European Union Conference on Earth Sciences, student Mohamed Marwan Al Ali said, “I will participate in session PS4.4 under the title ‘Scientific Results of the UAE’s First Mars Mission Expedition,’ where I will present my scientific research on investigating seasonal variations in hydrogen flux and its release from Mars derived from a suitable model for Lyman Alpha emissions using the Emirates Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS) according to the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) project.”
It is worth noting that the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is an international organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating the study of Earth, planets, and space sciences. The annual general assembly is the largest meeting for Earth sciences in Europe, attracting scientists from a diverse range of disciplines to present their latest research results and discuss current and future trends in the field. This year, the EGU general assembly will be held in Vienna, Austria from April 24 to April 28. It will provide an opportunity for Earth scientists to communicate, collaborate, exchange ideas, and showcase their latest findings through a variety of oral and poster presentations and exhibitions. The conference is expected to attract many participants from around the world, making it an ideal platform for scientific knowledge exchange and advancement in the field of Earth sciences.