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Marine Biodiversity

The oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface. Our ecosystem depends on them to maintain its vital functions. From microbes to whales, how much do we know about the marine biodiversity that populates the oceans? How resilient are they and what makes them resistant to global pressures? 

This year's Enrichment in the Fall program, chaired by Omar Knio, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, was entitled "Marine Biodiversity" and took place from October 20-23, 2018.

Participants immersed in four keynote lectures; a musical event by the KAUST Ensembles; a marine film festival; a marine photo contest and exhibition; Facebook on-air interviews, mangroves and birds guided tours, and much more.

The theme has been inspired by the workshop “The Future of Red Sea Biodiversity” organized by the Red Sea Research Center, which took place at KAUST from October 23-25, 2018.

Monday, October 22, 2018
Under the Sea Painting Exhibit by The Art Perspective The KAUST campus is filled with talented artists. In this exhibition, we wanted to showcase their beautiful marine life inspired paintings.  ... more
This digital photo exhibition is the result of a contest organized for the KAUST community. Saudi Arabia is an arid region surrounded by a colorful secret: The Red Sea’s marine biodiv ... more
KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his topic ... more

Lite Lunch with MindsHub - October 22

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

MindsHub is a startup created by KAUST scientist-duo Nabila Bounceur and Chak Man Andrew Yip. Their goal is to provide researchers with an easy to use mobile app based AI to optimally manage their net ... more

The Secret Life of Jaws

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

Most of what we know about shark behavior comes from direct observations at shallow depths, captive studies, baited and chance encounters, and inferences from tracking and tagging data. For example, t ... more

KAUST Ensembles Concert

Location: Auditorium, Building 20

The KAUST Ensembles Concert, a bi-annual Office of the Arts signature event, takes place during this season’s Enrichment in the Fall Program. Over 90 musicians who call KAUST their home will of ... more