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    Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Environmental Research

    Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Panelists: Paul Alivisatos (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), SA Sherif (University of Florida), John Spengler (Harvard University), Adel Sharif (University of Surrey)Presented by The Qatar Foundation
    Reported by Erica Gies | Posted February 14, 2012


    The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum convened for the second time from November 20 – 22, 2011, in Doha, to discuss progress and challenges in transforming Qatar from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy and in creating a more sustainable future. The Foundation recruited eminent scientists and leaders from Qatar and around the world to share their insights on how to build a robust R&D infrastructure, encourage regional and worldwide collaborations, and foster entrepreneurship in Qatar. One day of the forum was devoted to a series of research presentations in five areas: energy, environmental, biomedical, computing, and arts and humanities research.

    This eBriefing looks at the research presented in the environment track, which included presentations on soil science, advances in chemical processes and products, CO2 management, and environmental monitoring. A panel of distinguished experts in environmental research challenged the presenters to consider new ways of thinking about their experimental designs and their results.

    Use the tabs above to find a meeting report and additional information from this event.

    A report and multimedia presentations from the forum-wide sessions can be found in the Building a Knowledge-based Economy in Qatar eBriefing.

    Reports on the individual research tracks can be found at:
    Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Islamic Studies eBriefing
    Biomedical Research eBriefing
    Computing Research eBriefing
    Energy Research eBriefing

    For speaker abstracts, download the Annual Research Forum Proceedings here.
    For speaker biographies, download the Annual Research Forum Program book here.

    Presented by

    • Qatar Foundation

    Distinguished Research Award Sponsors

    • ExxonMobil
    • Total
    • Shell

    Other Sponsors

    • Chevron
    • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

    Scientific Publication Partner

    • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals