Farouk El-Baz

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Dr. Farouk El-Baz

Advisory Committee Memberships (Selected) [2]

Government Agencies:

Other Organizations:

  • Advisory Board, Program on Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Advisory Committee, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • Senior Advisor, Division of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
  • Advisory Council, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait
  • Evaluation Panel, Research Evaluation Unit (1988-present), Commission of the European Community, Brussels, Belgium
  • Advisory Board, Great Man-Made River Project (1988-2004), UNESCO, Paris, France
  • Science Advisory Board (1988-present), Explorers Club, New York
  • Award Committee (1990-present), Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Kuwait
  • Steering Committee (1990-present), International Centre for Earth Sciences and Environment, Treiste, Italy
  • Member, Board of Advisors (1991-present), Coolidge Center for Environmental Leadership, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Member of the Council (1991-present), World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Prizes and Awards Committee (1992-present), Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Member of the Advisory Council (1992-present), International Institute of Boston
  • Member of the International Advisory Council, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zinjan, Iran
  • Member of the General Advisory Board (1996), Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Water, Energy, Environment, Food, and Agriculture, NASA Center for Autonomous Central Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Expert, Global Terrestrial Observation System, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy
  • Advisor, Mars Drill Committee (1997-present), Ministry of State for Scientific Research, Cairo, Egypt
  • Member, Council for Space Sciences and Technology, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Ministry of Scientific Research, Cairo, Egypt
  • Committee of Applications, Earth Sciences and Climate Change (1998-present), Council for Space Sciences and Technology, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Cairo, Egypt
  • Member, Advisory Board, Arab Science and Technology Foundation, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Co-Chair; Sheering Committee Member; and Keynote Speaker, Second International Conference on Earth Observation And Environmental Information, 11-14 November 2000, Cairo, Egypt
  • Member, Expert Panel, The World Monuments Fund, New York, N.Y.
  • Member, Charles Stark Draper Prize Award (2003-2004), National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C.
  • Committee on Human Rights, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, National Academies, Washington, D.C.
  • Member, Geological Applications of Remote Sensing, International Union of Geological Sciences, UNESCO, Paris, France
  • Member, External Advisory Committee, NOAA South Texas Remote Sensing Cooperative Science Center, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Member, Desert Research Institute Foundation, Nevada Board of Regents, Reno, Nevada
  • Member of the Board of Advisors, Clearwater LLC, Concord, Massachusetts
  • Chair, Charles Stark Draper Prize Award (2005-2006), National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan
  • Arab Group for Ethics in Science, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Chair, U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences, The National Academies, Washington, D.C.
  • Member, International Academy Panel, 2006 Conference, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Member, External Advisory Council, Aramco Services Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Member, Advisory Board, Geology and Geophysics Alumni, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO
  • Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Climate Changes And their Impacts on Coastal Zones and River Deltas Vulnerability, Mitigation and Adaptation, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Member of the Board, Mentor Arabia, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Honorary Chairman (2007, Arab Youth STEM Challenge, Dubai, U.A.E.

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Leadership, University of the Middle East Project, accessed October 28, 2010.
  2. Farouk El-Baz, bu.edu/remotesensing/, accessed June 11, 2010.