Bahrain employed artificial intelligence techniques in the automatic monitoring of all palm trees existing on the land of the Kingdom of Bahrain which enables researchers and investors to carry out research in the field of food security by estimating the amount of production for each palm tree. The initiative is in the service of one of the sustainable development goals related to food security, SDG2.
In accordance with the New Urban Agenda issued by the UN HABITAT, Bahrain has initiated the movement towards smart cities whereby the urban areas in Bahrain can become more efficient, liveable, and sustainable in both the short and long term with the active participation from public administration, citizens and businesses. Bahrain’s smart cities movement works as an accelerator for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 11 about sustainable cities and communities.
The field of space and its science has a positive impact on various sectors such as education, health, agriculture, technology, security, communications, transportation, scientific research and many others. The kingdom of Bahrain is utilising space science and technologies in achieving the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In pursuit to meet the relevant national needs by making use of space science in the service of one of the SDG2 targets related to food security, a team of young national competencies was able to employ artificial intelligence techniques in the automatic monitoring of all palm trees existing on the land of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The total palm trees and their geographical distribution in the Kingdom’s governorates enable researchers and investors to carry out further research in the field of food security, such as estimating the amount of production for each palm tree.
In addition, satellite imagery is used to monitor oil spills in the Arabian Gulf using a combination of spatial and non-spatial information sources. This information is used to monitor and predict environmental impact of oil spills and contribute to the activation of emergency and disaster plans.
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Content Last Updated: 22 Aug, 2023