Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi improves analysis and decision making with SAS solution


The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) regulates and implements environmental laws in Abu Dhabi to protect biodiversity. EAD started as a small group of pioneering ecologists in 1996 and the organisation has grown considerably, breaking barriers and pushing the boundaries of science and conservation. EAD is now one of the largest environmental regulators in the Middle East and an integral part of The Government of Abu Dhabi, which aims to become one of the top five highest-performing governments in the world. This requires a huge effort and EAD needs to be able to organise its large volume of environmental data, manage it effectively and analyse it to advice on the measures and approaches required to ensure sustainable development. EAD uses several methods to analyse and manage environmental data. SAS has helped it to analyse, summarize and disseminate environmental data and information on different platforms in a simple and user-friendly manner.



Reduced errors: Data quality is greatly improved by eliminating human errors and automating data analysis procedures


Speed: Data can now be analysed and reports generated more quickly. This allows Submit environmental reports to decision makers in a timely manner. 



The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is developing at a remarkable speed in multiple areas, which requires continuous delivery of accurate data and verified information. Therefore, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi needed a way to simplify and speed up data access and make it available to decision makers, as well as automated analysis of environmental data and information. In addition, using traditional methods to access environmental data is very time consuming, and often takes a lot of time to complete these processes manually. This is in addition to the large number of human errors that negatively affect the accuracy and quality of the data.


The SAS Analytics solution provides a unified platform for reporting, data exploration, and analytics. It also provides intelligent capabilities by assisting the suggestive user to explore data, uncover insights, summarize results, and share them widely, which enhances the user experience manifold. 


Insights: SAS analytics solutions have enabled EAD data to be more easily understood by displaying it clearly, along with the ability to dig into details. It also helped improve the quality of available data and information by automating and simplifying data analysis.

Reduced errors: Data quality is greatly improved by eliminating human errors and automating data analysis procedures.

"The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi is the designated competent authority to protect and preserve the environment in Abu Dhabi. Environmental protection and preservation require information derived from analyses of credible scientific data gathered from the agency’s monitoring and inspection programme. The agency also publishes and shares this information as indicators, reports, research, educational and executive media materials, and others."

Ahmed Baharoon Executive Director, Environmental Information Science and Outreach Management, EAD 


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