Prof. Abd-Alla Gad Abd-Alla Gad Senior Professor, Environmental Studies and Land Use Division, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences. SUDSOE – FP7-EU project coordinator. Current temporary position: Desertification Expert at Saudi Geologic Survey Authority, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1. Faculty of Sciences, State University of Ghent, Belgium, Ph. D. in Soil Sciences, Using Remote Sensing Techniques, with the degree of \"Greatest distinction\", October 1988 2. Post Doctor Studies in the Remote Sensing Technology International Center (RESTIC), Tokyo, Japan, 1994. 3. Peace fellowship holder for post Doctor Studies in the State University of South Dakota, 1995. 4. Awarded the “State prize of year 2001 in advanced technical Agricultural Sciences, Egypt. 5. National expert in the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, 1995-2002. 6. Deeply involved in environmental impact assessments in Egypt and in the Arab world. 7. Regional coordinator for a number of EU funded projects (AVICENE, CAMELEO, LANDWATERMED, MEDCOASTLAND, MEDAQUA1, MEDAQWA2, MIRA, MELIA EU-INCO Project and FP4BATIW- FP7. 8. Coordinator of the ERAWIDE EU-FP7 project \"Characterization and Sustainable Use of Egyptian Degraded Soils – SUDSOE\", January 2012-December 31, 2014. 9. Regional Coordinador of the H2020 Co-funded project (EU-ASRT, Egypt) “Improvement of water and nutrient retention and use efficiency in arable farming systems from field to catchment scale in Europe and North AfricaWaterFARMING, WaterWorks2015”, start March 1, 2017 for 36 months. 10. Principal Investigator of several National funded projects in the field of soil, water use and environmental sciences. 11. Project evaluator for the Marie Curie programs. 12. Member of EU-Egypt Cooperation Comity for Science and Technology since 2008. 13. Attendance of a number of international scientific events around the world and has published 145 articles in different International and National Journals and bulletins. . 14. Training Program Director of \"GIS project Management, Recent engineering techniques, Remote sensing-mapping”, Projacs International Academy. 15. Editorial board member & reviewer of different international Journals, and associate editor of the Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences.