Khalifa University’s lab uses remote sensing observations to find potential unexplored archeological sites in UAE

Emirates News Agency | Jul 27, 2021 at 6:40 PM
  • Khalifa University of Science and Technology has announced that researchers at its Environmental and Geophysical Sciences (ENGEOS) Lab have used satellite remote sensing observations to detect buried objects in already known archaeological sites and to identify potentially unexplored archaeological sites in the UAE by applying machine learning techniques to satellite data.
  • The novel method, which combines satellite data and machine learning, was developed at Khalifa University and can be applied to similar desert environments in the UAE and elsewhere.
  • The unsupervised artificial intelligence developed during this project was partially validated as it was able to find the areas already under excavation on the site.