Dr. Mohamed Said

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National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Egypt



Biography: Dr. Mohamed Said, professor of Physical Oceanography working at the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Egypt. He got Ph.D. in 1985 from the Institute of Hydrometeorology, Russia. He is appointed as Associate Professor in Physical Oceanography in 1991 and Professor in 1996. During the period 1995-1998, he joined the Regional Organization for the protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME) in Kuwait as specialist of Marine Environment. During 1999-2001, he was the Deputy Director of NIOF for the administration affairs. During 2008-2013, he was responsible for the IOC meetings, programs and activities as a Member of Egyptian Delegation to IOC Executive Council and Assembly; Member of Expert Group on the Law of the Sea (IOC/ABE-LOS); Member of ODIN Africa in Egypt, Focal Point for Argo Program and Focal Point of Egypt to Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). He was a representative of Egypt to CIESM during the period 2006-2015. Since May 2012, he is a Vice Chair of IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Islands (IOCAFRICA). During his scientific work, he attended several national and international workshops, meetings, conferences, training courses and scientific missions and published more than 60 scientific papers in national and international journals in the field of oceanography and climate change.,


Title: Circulation pattern in the southeastern Mediterranean off Egypt


The Egyptian Mediterranean coast, lies between longitudes 25°30'E and 34°E and extends northward to the 33°N latitude. Its surface area is about 154,840 km2, with an estimated water volume of about 225 km3. This area is one of the least investigated areas until the last two decades. Most of the known patterns of water circulation of the Egyptian Mediterranean waters have been obtained through indirect methods. The water circulation in this area is dominated by the Atlantic water inflow along the North African Coast and by the Mersa Matruh gyre in the west and El-Arish gyre in the east as obtained from the POM model, from the charts of geostrophic circulation and from the steric height distributions depending on data collected during the period 1959-1986. A total of 31 SVP drifters were drifters were deployed from September 2005 to October 2006 in the Sicily Channel on a seasonal basis to quantify the circulation and eddy variability in the Eastern Mediterranean. The released SVP drifters in the Cretan Passage which the entered the Egyptian waters indicated the existence of strong current (about 20-25 cm/sec) and flow eastward along the continental slope off Egypt. Still some effort must be done in order to have better understanding about the current system and changes in the hydrographic structure in this part of the Mediterranean as a result of climate change and anthropogenic factors.


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Marine Science Research and Technology Conference