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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Saudi Arabia to Launch Compass Program to Boost Knowledge, Cultural Content in Red Sea Fields

The program will run for five days at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.
The program will run for five days at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.
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Saudi Arabia to Launch Compass Program to Boost Knowledge, Cultural Content in Red Sea Fields

The program will run for five days at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.
The program will run for five days at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.

The Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center, affiliated with the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah), is set to launch the "Compass" program on July 22.

The program aims to document the region's history and offers interactive summer programs. It boasts a competition to simplify and produce content using innovative means to enrich the knowledge and cultural content of the Red Sea fields.

The program will collaborate with the College of Communication and Media at King Abdulaziz University, the Volunteering and Community Partnership Program "Lenobadir" in the Jeddah Governorate, the Jeddah Historic District Program, and the Saudi Committee for Traditional Games.

The program will run for five days, with daily activities from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Red Sea and West of Saudi Arabia History Center in the Jeddah Governorate.

Winners will receive financial prizes, and participants will be awarded certificates of attendance. Experts and specialists will present specialized guidance sessions in the program. There will also be accompanying activities, such as a folk games competition and a visit to the historic Jeddah area.

The "Compass" program comprises three main tracks. The first focuses on digital production, which includes producing short films, photography, infographic design, and motion graphics. The second focuses on culture and arts, covering folk games, artwork, literary works, souvenirs, handicrafts, and performing arts. The third focuses on emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, educational technologies, and information technology.

The program covers a wide range of fields such as history, geography, environmental sciences, language and literature, social and human sciences, marine sciences, communication and media, earth sciences, tourism, natural sciences, architecture and planning, architectural engineering, health, energy and industry, logistics and transportation, supply chains, emerging technologies, intangible heritage, submerged heritage, textiles and fashion, interior design, sports, and many others.

Registration for the program is open.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Dubai Culture, Khalifa University Sign MoU to Support Scientific Research on Archaeological Excavations

The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM
The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM
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Dubai Culture, Khalifa University Sign MoU to Support Scientific Research on Archaeological Excavations

The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM
The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khalifa University of Science and Technology aimed at enhancing cooperation and exchanging expertise and best practices in areas related to archaeological excavations in Dubai, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

The agreement also facilitates the use of advanced technologies in the Saruq Al Hadid and Al Ashoosh sites to further bolster studies and research on the findings of both sites, WAM said.

The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology and advanced geophysical survey techniques developed by Khalifa University scientists and researchers to uncover any buried structures, tombs, or remains at the Saruq al-Hadid and Al Ashoosh archaeological sites.

Advanced processing techniques for discoveries will be applied, enabling researchers to create three-dimensional models of features and place them within their archaeological and environmental contexts, WAM said.