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The Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment at Masdar Institute was launched officially in April 2012 during a signing ceremony attended by the Center’s partners and stakeholders. In addition to its main mission of developing the UAE solar and wind energy resource maps, the Center aims to develop regional knowledge and leadership in renewable energy assessment and mapping for the Arabian Peninsula and countries with similar climate, mainly in Africa. The Centre responds to the objective of the UAE to support the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in its advancement of a publicly-accessible atlas of solar and wind resources, particularly for developing countries.

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Signing Ceremony Attendees (from left to right)
Dr. Thani Al Zayoudi, Director of the Directorate of Energy and Climate Change, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President of Masdar Institute
Mr. Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
Dr. Nejib Zaafrani, CEO of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
H.E. Razan Al Mubarak, Secretary-General, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi
H.E. Saeed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar
H.E. Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi, Undersecretary, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Adnan Amin, Director General of IRENA
Dr. Hosni Ghedira, Director of the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment at Masdar Institute

Statements of the Center’s Stakeholders:

His Excellency Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi,
Undersecretary,UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

“Offering and developing resources that facilitate use of clean energy is one of the UAE’s primary objectives in its economic planning and international relations. The Atlas project also reflects the UAE’s commitment to encourage wider adoption of renewable sources of energy, and we are delighted to be part of this venture that brings together national and international partners. We are confident the collaboration efforts will result in projects that optimize benefits for communities across the world.”


His Excellency Saeed Al Tayer,
Vice-Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy:

“The agreement reflects our shared commitment to implement the UAE’s vision for a green economy under the slogan ‘A green economy for sustainable development’ as outlined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It also shows continued progress in the implementation of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, developed by the Council, which includes the adoption of solar power in order to diversify energy supply and promote sustainable development. We applaud the national atlas initiative of the Masdar Institute and look forward to working closely with all stakeholders in advancing the renewable and clean energy industry in the UAE.”


Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak,
Secretary-General, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi:

“As the agency mandated to protect and manage biodiversity, while providing a clean environment and promoting sustainable development in Abu Dhabi, EAD is honored to support a project that directly enables sustainable energy supply. We believe benefits from the atlas project will impact all corners of the globe as the call for clean energy gains further momentum.”


Mr. Adnan Amin,
Director General of IRENA:

“IRENA is delighted to enter into this agreement with Masdar Institute, a research-oriented institution that focuses on clean energy and sustainable technologies. Developing publicly-accessible atlas of solar and wind resources is fundamental to widen the use of clean and renewable energy. We are confident that together with the academic and research capabilities of Masdar Institute; we will be able to provide distinctive data that will be useful for everyone who is keen to tap clean energy.”


Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber,
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Masdar Institute,
CEO of Masdar, and the UAE Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change:

“The concept of spatial planning to locate and map renewable energy resources is not new. However, while some areas in the world are covered – others have hardly been investigated – especially in developing countries. This is our opportunity to ensure that this Atlas becomes a comprehensive, shared, global decision- making instrument that informs and benefits governments, companies, academics and tools of communication. This Atlas will eventually become a global decision-making instrument and enable a sustainable future powered by renewable energy. The UAE’s leadership has to be commended for launching this important National Atlas initiative and for contributing to the IRENA Global Atlas”


Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh,
President of Masdar Institute:

“The agreement reflects Masdar Institute’s commitment to knowledge sharing for the benefit of the wider community. As the renewable energy industry gathers momentum, the need for reliable, comprehensive data on primary renewable energy resources will only become increasingly important. We are delighted to enter into this arrangement with DSCE and EAD to provide a world-class tool for both domestic and international audiences.”