Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Starting Year: 2010
GPC facilitated the development of the Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi to showcase the special, unique, surprising and fragile environment of the Emirate and the physical and biological systems that comprise it. This was conducted as one of several projects within the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) sponsored by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD). Whereas other excellent publications previously provided a comprehensive taxonomic view of the natural environment, the Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi focused on highlighting how these resources and ecosystems are tied together in a complex tapestry of interrelationships and interdependencies, and to tell this story in a manner that is graphically compelling and easy to understand by a lay audience. With a rich variety of maps showing the location and distribution of the Emirate’s resources, this Atlas is now commercially available through most major book shops and online.
GPC facilitated a team consisting of internal scientists and experts at the EAD, external scientists, writers, artists and geographic information system experts to develop the stories, graphics and maps to explain the environment of Abu Dhabi, the past, present, future and interdependencies among these systems and their interactions with man over the eons and projecting into the future.
As stated in the Amazon.com catalog, “Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate An initiative of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), this remarkable book is a testament to Abu Dhabi's rich environmental heritage, highlighting the past, present and future of human and cultural impact on the emirate. Packed with encyclopaedic information, case studies and statistics, absorbing anecdotes, detailed maps and spectacular images, this book is a true collector's item. Author: Format: Hardback Pages: 200 Dimensions: 430mm(h) x 300mm(w) Language: English Publication Date: DECEMBER 2011 Publisher: Motivate Publishing ISBN No: 978 186063 316 4 Maps: 100+ Number Of Pictures: 120+”.