GRC Completed Projects

Completed Projects




Geological Survey of Gulf of Aqaba

This project (RFP no. 100244-SO-053) was undertaken along the northwestern part of Saudi Arabia in the Midyan peninsula (a corridor 80 km long by 1 km wide) along the eastern coast of the Gulf of Aqaba.


VORISA – Volcanic Risks in Saudi Arabia

VORiSA – Volcanic Risks in Saudi Arabia was a collaborative project between KAU and UoA (University of Auckland, NZ) to assess the volcanic risks across the Kingdom. The first volcanic site to be studied was Harrat Rahat, just outside Medina city. The project was completed in a duration of 3 years.

KAU and Governorate of Madinah

Geopark in Madinah City, Geotourism

The proposed geopark is located on the southern and eastern outskirts of the holy city of Al Madinah Al Munawarah (simplified as Al Madinah). It occupies the northern part of the well-known Harrat Rahat, which is the second largest volcanic field (“harrat” in Arabic) in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, the proposed geopark is named as the Harrat Rahat Volcanic Geopark.

Ministry of Tourism

Safwa Cement Project, Quarry Evaluation

Quarry samples evaluation

Safwa Cements Co.

GIS digital mapping of flood hazard in Jeddah–Makkah region

The project study area is located at the central western part of the Arabian Shield extending from the mountains of Hijaz in the east to the Red Sea coastal plains in the west. It covers an area of nearly 40,247km2between latitudes 20°50 and 22°50 north and longitudes 38°50 and 40°59 59 east. The data used in this study is consisted of theGlobal DEM with 30m resolution (called ASTER GDEM) which has been obtained from the Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission  and Reflection Radiometer


Radiological Environmental Study of AlAziziyah area and its vicinity, Al Madinah Al Munawwarah


The Al Aziziah area is built on volcanic and granitic rocks. The igneous rocks always contain a high amount of naturally radioactive elements such as uranium, thorium and potassium, which produce gamma rays causing environmental hazards when exceeding the permissible limit. Radon gas is a result from the decomposition of uranium/thorium leaks into enclosed areas.


Ground Water Evaluation, Jizan Area

Ground water evaluation and detailed analysis




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9/14/2021 10:30:31 AM