Bilde av Abu-Alam, Tamer
Bilde av Abu-Alam, Tamer
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Tamer Abu-Alam


Job description

Tamer Abu-Alam is an Assistant Prof. of Sustainability Analytics at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology. He teaches courses related to the application of big data in the field of sustainability. Abu-Alam coordinates the CloudEARTHi and Inspiring the Minds projects (projects funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Erasmus+ & Direktoratet for høgare utdanning og kompetanse). In addition, he contributes to other research projects such as CoastShift and A-AAgora.

  • Simon C. Cox, Belinda Smith Lyttle, Samuel Elkind, Christine S. Siddoway, Paul Morin, Giovanni Capponi et al.:
    A continent-wide detailed geological map dataset of Antarctica
    Scientific Data 2023 ARKIV / DATA / DOI
  • Mohammed Ouchchen, El Hassan Abia, Abderrahmane Soulaimani, Mohamed Abioui, Brandon Lutz, Mohammed Benssaou et al.:
    The Missing Link in the Genesis of the Lower Paleozoic Copper Deposits of the Anti-Atlas (Morocco): The Late Triassic Central Atlantic Magmatic Province Event
    Minerals 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Mohamed Hamdy, Shaimaa El-Shafei, Hamed Gamaleldien, Tamer Abu-Alam :
    Silica cycling in Neoproterozoic oceanic lithosphere: A case study from Wadi Igla carbonate-serpentinite (southern Eastern Desert of Egypt)
    Precambrian Research 2023 DOI
  • Abdelmounim Bouadila, Ismail Bouizrou, Mourad Aqnouy, Khalid En-nagre, Yassine El Yousfi, Azzeddine Khafouri et al.:
    Streamflow Simulation in Semiarid Data-Scarce Regions: A Comparative Study of Distributed and Lumped Models at Aguenza Watershed (Morocco)
    Water 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Mustapha Ikirri, Mohammed Jaffal, Ibtissam Rezouki, Fatima Zahra Echogdali, Said Boutaleb, Kamal Abdelrahman et al.:
    Contribution of Gravity Data for Structural Characterization of the Ifni Inlier, Western Anti-Atlas, Morocco: Hydrogeological Implications
    Applied Sciences 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Shahab Ud Din, Ruminda Wimalasiri, Muhsan Ehsan, Xue Liang, Fulong Ning, Dongdong Guo et al.:
    Assessing public perception and willingness to pay for renewable energy in Pakistan through the theory of planned behavior
    Frontiers in Energy Research 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Mohamed Abu Anbar, Tamer Sabry Zaki Abu Alam, Mohamed F. Ghoneim, YunPeng Dong, Xian-Hua Li, Dina H. Ramadan et al.:
    Rodinia to Gondwana evolution record, South Sinai, Egypt: Geological and geochronological constraints
    Precambrian Research 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Fatima Zahra Echogdali, Said Boutaleb, Hasna El Ayady, Mohamed Aadraoui, Kamal Abdelrahman, Amine Bendarma et al.:
    Characterization and Productivity of Alluvial Aquifers in Sustainability Oasis Areas: A Case Study of the Tata Watershed (Southeast Morocco)
    Applied Sciences 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sherif Farouk, Sreepat Jain, Fayez Ahmad, Tamer Abu-Alam, Khaled Al-Kahtany, Ibrahim S. El Agroudy et al.:
    Multiproxy analyses of paleoenvironmental and paleoceanographic changes during the Danian-Selandian in East Central Sinai: An integrated stable isotope and planktic foraminiferal data
    Frontiers in Earth Science 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Yassine El Yousfi, Mahjoub Himi, Mourad Aqnouy, Said Benyoussef, Hicham Gueddari, Imane Lamine et al.:
    Pollution Vulnerability of the Ghiss Nekkor Alluvial Aquifer in Al-Hoceima (Morocco), Using GIS-Based DRASTIC Model
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kamal Elbadaoui, Soukaina Mansour, Mustapha Ikirri, Kamal Abdelrahman, Tamer Abu-Alam, Mohamed Abioui :
    Integrating Erosion Potential Model (EPM) and PAP/RAC Guidelines for Water Erosion Mapping and Detection of Vulnerable Areas in the Toudgha River Watershed of the Central High Atlas, Morocco
    Land 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Mustapha Ikirri, Said Boutaleb, Ismael M. Ibraheem, Mohamed Abioui, Fatima Zahra Echogdali, Kamal Abdelrahman et al.:
    Delineation of Groundwater Potential Area using an AHP, Remote Sensing, and GIS Techniques in the Ifni Basin, Western Anti-Atlas, Morocco
    Water 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sherif Farouk, Souvik Sen, Tamer Abu-Alam, Khaled Al Kahtany, Mohamed Abioui :
    Geomechanical assessment of the Lower Turonian AR-F limestone Member, Abu Gharadig Field, Egypt: Implications for unconventional resource development
    Frontiers in Earth Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Zaira Manzoor, Muhsan Ehsan, Muhammad Bashir Khan, Aqsa Manzoor, Malik Muhammad Akhter, Muhammad Tayyab Sohail et al.:
    Floods and flood management and its socio-economic impact on Pakistan: A review of the empirical literature
    Frontiers in Environmental Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • S. Refas, M. Zaagane, S. Mouassa, Tamer Abu-Alam, B. Zehafi :
    The Geomorphologic Responses to Active Fault Propagation Fold in the Western Algerian Tell Chain: A Case Study from the Southern Part of Beni-Chougrane Mountains
    Geotectonics 2022 DOI
  • Humayun Khalil Khan, Muhsan Ehsan, Abid Ali, Muhammad Attique Amer, Haroon Aziz, Abdullah Khan et al.:
    Source rock geochemical assessment and estimation of TOC using well logs and geochemical data of Talhar Shale, Southern Indus Basin, Pakistan
    Frontiers in Earth Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Basem Zoheir, Aliaa Diab, Petros Koutsovitis, Tamer Abu-Alam, Mark Feigenson, Mohammed El-Bialy et al.:
    Mantle source heterogeneity in a Neoproterozoic back-arc basin: Geochemical and thermodynamic modeling of the volcanic section of Wadi Ghadir ophiolite, Egypt
    Precambrian Research 2022 SAMMENDRAG / FULLTEKST / ARKIV / DOI
  • Zenhom El-Said Salem, Abdelaziz M. Elnahrawy, Kamal Abdelrahman, Mohammed S. Fnais, Tamer Abu-Alam :
    Oxygen and hydrogen stable isotopes as recharge indicators, Central Nile Delta Quaternary aquifer, Egypt
    Journal of King Saud University - Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Fatima Zahra Echogdali, Said Boutaleb, El Hassan Abia, Mohammed Ouchchen, Bouchra Dadi, Mouna Id-Belqas et al.:
    Mineral prospectivity mapping: a potential technique for sustainable mineral exploration and mining activities – a case study using the copper deposits of the Tagmout basin, Morocco
    Geocarto International 2021 ARKIV / SAMMENDRAG / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Morgan L Blades, Alan S Collins, John Foden, Justin L Payne, Kurt Stüwe, Tamer Abu-Alam et al.:
    Age and hafnium isotope evolution of Sudanese Butana and Chad illuminates the Stenian to Ediacaran evolution of the south and east Sahara
    Precambrian Research 2021 ARKIV / SAMMENDRAG / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Synnøve Elvevold, Ane Engvik, Tamer Abu-Alam, Per Inge Myhre, Fernando Corfu :
    Prolonged high-grade metamorphism of supracrustal gneisses from Muhlig-Hofmannfjella, central Dronning Maud Land (East Antarctica)
    Precambrian Research 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Hamed Gamal El Dien, Zheng-Xiang Li, Youngwoo Kil, Tamer Abu-Alam :
    Origin of arc magmatic signature: A temperature-dependent process for trace element (re)-mobilization in subduction zones
    Scientific Reports 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Basem Zoheir, Ashraf Emam, Maher El-Amawy, Tamer Abu-Alam :
    Auriferous shear zones in the central Allaqi-Heiani belt: Orogenic gold in post-accretionary structures, SE Egypt
    Journal of African Earth Sciences 2018 DOI
  • Antar Abdel Wahab, Mohamed Fouad Ghoneim, Tamer Abu-Alam :
    Isotopic, mineralogical, and thermobarometric variations of Al-Wahbah crater (Maklaa Tameya), Kishb area, Saudi Arabia
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences 2017 DOI
  • Mahrous M. Abu El-Enen, Tamer Abu-Alam, Martin J. Whitehouse, Kamal A. Ali, Martin Okrusch :
    P–T path and timing of crustal thickening during amalgamation of East and West Gondwana: A case study from the Hafafit Metamorphic Complex, Eastern Desert of Egypt
    Lithos 2016 DOI
  • M. Hassan, Tamer Abu-Alam, C. Hauzenberger, K. Stüwe :
    Geochemical signature variation of pre-, syn-, and post-shearing intrusives within the Najd Fault System of western Saudi Arabia
    Lithos 2016 DOI
  • M. Hassan, K. Stüwe, Tamer Abu-Alam, U. Klötzli, M. Tiepolo :
    Time constraints on deformation of the Ajjaj branch of one of the largest Proterozoic shear zones on Earth: The Najd Fault System
    Gondwana Research 2016 DOI
  • Hamed Gamal El Dien, Mohamed Hamdy, Abdel Salam Abu El-Ela, Tamer Abu-Alam, Adel Hassan, Yongwoo Kil et al.:
    Neoproterozoic serpentinites from the Eastern Desert of Egypt: Insights into Neoproterozoic mantle geodynamics and processes beneath the Arabian-Nubian Shield
    Precambrian Research 2016 DOI
  • Mohamed F. Ghoneim, Mohamed A. Noweir, Tamer Abu-Alam :
    Magmatic evolution of the area around Wadi Kariem, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences 2015 DOI
  • Eugene Gerald Grosch, Hartwig E. Frimmel, Tamer Abu-Alam, Jan Košler :
    Metamorphic and age constraints on crustal reworking in the western H.U. Sverdrupfjella: implications for the evolution of Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica
    Journal of the Geological Society 2015 DOI
  • Sven Erik Meyer, Cees Passchier, Tamer Abu-Alam, Kurt Stüwe :
    A strike-slip core complex from the Najd fault system, Arabian shield
    Terra Nova 2014 DOI
  • Tamer Abu-Alam, Mohamed M. Hamdy :
    Thermodynamic modelling of Sol Hamed serpentinite, south eastern Desert of Egypt: Implication for fluid interaction in the Arabian-Nubian shield ophiolites
    Journal of African Earth Sciences 2014 DOI
  • Tamer Abu-Alam, M. Hassan, K. Stuwe, S.E. Meyer, C.W. Passchier :
    Multistage tectonism and metamorphism during gondwana collision: Baladiyah Complex, Saudi Arabia
    Journal of Petrology 2014 DOI
  • Eugene Gerald Grosch, Olivier Vidal, Tamer Abu-Alam, Nicola McLoughlin :
    P-T constraints on the metamorphic evolution of the paleoarchean Kromberg type-section, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa
    Journal of Petrology 2012 DOI
  • Charlotte Teresa Weber, Sigrid Engen, Tamer Sabry Zaki Abu Alam, Vera Helene Hausner, Lena Schøning :
    CoastShift Workshop to develop target-based scenarios for future blue food systems in Northern Norway.
  • Zina Asnah Kebir, Tamer Abu-Alam, Lena Schøning, Vera Helene Hausner, Charlotte Teresa Weber, Cristina Maria Iordan et al.:
    Sustainable blue foods: drivers and barriers in northern Norway
    2023 ARKIV
  • Katie Smart, Per Pippin Aspaas, Leif Ståle Longva, Noortje Dijkstra Haugstvedt, Tamer Sabry Zaki Abu Alam, Karl Magnus Nilsen :
    Open Science for Arctic and Antarctic Research: the Open Polar database
  • Tamer Abu-Alam, Per Pippin Aspaas, Noortje Dijkstra, Lars Figenschou, Leif Longva, Karl Magnus Nilsen et al.:
    Open Polar – a global open access portal to research on the polar regions
    2021 ARKIV
  • Tamer Abu-Alam, Karl Magnus Nilsen, obiajulu Odu, stein HØydalsvik :
    Archiving and collecting Arctic datasets: Open Arctic Research Index
    2019 ARKIV
  • Tamer Abu-Alam, M. Santosh, Toshiaki Tsunogae :
    Precambrian crustal evolution in relation to geodynamics and supercontinents: Preface
    Lithos 2016 DOI
  • Eugene Gerald Grosch, Hartwig Frimmel, Tamer Abu-Alam, Jan Košler :
    Metamorphic and age constraints on tectono-thermal reworking in western H.U. Sverdrupfjella: A new crustal evolution model for Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica
  • Tamer Abu-Alam, Eugene Gerald Grosch :
    Metamorphic evolution of the main collisional suture zone between East and West Gondwana
  • Eugene Gerald Grosch, Tamer Abu-Alam, Hartwig Frimmel :
    Metamorphic constraints on crustal evolution between the Archean Grunehogna Craton and the Mesoproterozoic to Pan-African Maud Belt, Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica
  • Eugene Gerald Grosch, Tamer Abu-Alam, Nicola McLoughlin, Olivier Vidal :
    Alteration of Mid-Archean oceanic lithosphere, Barberton greenstone belt (South Africa): Insights into fluid-rock interaction processes from metamorphic and geochemical constraints
  • Eugene Gerald Grosch, Nicola McLoughlin, Tamer Abu-Alam, Olivier Vidal :
    A petrological study of Paleoarchean rocks of the Onverwacht Group: New insights into the geologic evolution of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa
  • Tamer Abu-Alam, Eugene Gerald Grosch :
    Metamorphic Evolution of Selected Pan-African Terrains across central Gondwana

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    Research interests

    Abu-Alam's research interest is in using big data for sustainability analytics, footprint analysis, and increasing the innovation capacity of academic institutions. Moreover, Abu-Alam has a long career as an Earth Scientist.



    461 hours of pedagogical education/training designed to provide teaching competence at universities and colleges. 22 years of teaching and supervision experience (2000-2022). Co-supervised 4 PhD & 6 MSc students.

    Comprehensive Teaching portfolio (updated: August2022)

    Detail teaching portfolio (updated 2020)

    Teaching and supervision

    • BIO-3021 Sustainability Science
    • BIO-3805 Big data and Artificial intelligence for environmental, ecological and biological science: an introduction
    • 2021- present: Teach courses and training programs related to sustainability and entrepreneurship in the context of CloudEARTHi project
    • 2020-present: Co-supervised the 3 MSc projects and a PhD project
    • 2020-2021: Petrology course (GEO2004) at UiT
    • 2017-2021: Co-supervised the PhD project of H. Gamal El Dien (Mantle dynamic and geochemistry)
    • 2019: MSc thesis writing course as two condensed courses at UiT
    • September 2017: Petrology course at the honors-level students at the Rhodes University, South Africa
    • 2012-2015: Co-supervised PhD programs of M. Hassan (geochemistry and geochronology of granitic rocks), S. Meyer (structural geology), S. Turab (low-temperature geochronology and active tectonics) and A. Oswald (computational modelling and active tectonics)
    • 2011-2014: Advanced Petrology course (GEO 650.810) at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
    • 2011-2015: Co-supervised the MSc projects of H. Gamal El Dien (petrology and geochemistry of ophiolites), M. Sherif (petrology and geochemistry of granitic rocks), S. Reda (petrology and geochemistry of granitic rocks) and G. Hanke (low-temperature geochronology and active tectonics)
    • 2009-2013: Assist in teaching courses e.g. introductory geology, structural geology at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
    • 2001-2006: Igneous petrology course at Tanta University, Egypt
    • 2001-2006: Geochemistry course at Tanta University, Egypt
    • 2001-2006: Crystallography course at Tanta University, Egypt
    • 2001-2006: Geological mapping and structural geology courses at Tanta University, Egypt
    • 2001-2006: Co-supervised several students’ fieldtrips to the Eastern and Western Desert of Egypt.

    Member of research group

    Member of project



    • 2010: Doctorate of Science (Dr.rer.nat.) - Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria.
    • 2005: Master of Science (M.Sc.) - Tanta University, Egypt.
    • 2000: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Tanta University, Egypt. Class of pass: Very Good with the first-class Honor.


    Pedagogical competence

    Completed education or courses (411 hours) designed to provide teaching competence for teaching at universities and colleges:

    • 2022 - Pedagogsk basiskompetanse for høyere utdanning (200 hours - RESULT, UiT).
    • 2020 - Teaching and Learning in Higher Education for PhD Fellows (200 hours - RESULT, UiT)
    • 2017 - “Pedagogical strategies for development of critical thinking” pedagogical course (online course)
    • 2010 - “Student assessment and evaluation” pedagogical course (Tanta University, Egypt)
    • 2010 - “Strategic planning” pedagogical course (Tanta University, Egypt)
    • 2010 - “Scientific publishing” pedagogical course (Tanta University, Egypt)
    • 2010 - “Conference organization” pedagogical course (Tanta University, Egypt)
    • 2006 - “Scientific research methods” pedagogical course (Tanta University, Egypt)
    • 2005 - “Effective communication” pedagogical course (Tanta University, Egypt)



    • September 2021 – Present: University lecturer, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
    • September 2018 – September 2021: Project manager at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway.
    • January 2014 – August 2018: Researcher (Post-Doc) at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway.
    • January 2012 – January 2014: Researcher (Post-Doc) at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria.
    • January 2011 – January 2012: Researcher (Post-Doc) at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria.
    • October 2010 – January 2011: Full-time assistant professor at Tanta University, Egypt.
    • November 2006 – October 2010: PhD student at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria.
    • October 2000 – October 2006: Full-time assistant lecturer of Geology at Tanta University, Egypt.


    Research interest

    • Big data
    • Sustainability Analytics
    • Footprint Analytics
    • Green shift and blue growth scenarios
    • Computer programming
    • Exhumation mechanisms of high-grade metamorphic rocks
    • Tectonic evolution of supercontinents (Rodinia and Gondwana)



    Thirty nine papers in peer-reviewed international journals (638 citations – h-index 15)


    Research Grants, Fellowships, Awards and Honors

    • 2022-2025: Inspiring the Minds project funded by EU - Eramus+ (400,000.- Euros project# 2022-1-NO01-KA220-HED-000087789)
    • 2021-2023: CloudEARTHi project funded by EU - European Institute of Innovation and Technology (1.2 Million Euro project# 10037 – HEI initiative)
    • 2019-2021: Open Polar project, UiT – the Arctic University of Norway – Project number: 550134 (ca. 2.5 Million Norwegian Kroner)
    • 2014-2018: “Geological map compilation of Dronning Maud Land” – Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Norway (Oslo, Norway) – Grant: 14330-299
    • 2010-2014: “Exhumation processes of the Najd Fault System” (Austrian Science Fund Standalone grant (300.000,- Euro) –  Grant: P22351
    • 2011–2012: “Economic geology of the Arabian-Nubian Shield” (Star Petroleum/SPmining, Madrid, Spain (~ 300.000,- Euro)).
    • 2010: Marie Curie Fellow – summer school (5000 Euro)
    • 2007: Heinrich Jörg Stiftung grant – grant to support fieldwork (5000 Euro)
    • 2006–2010: “Metamorphic Evolution of the Wadi Feiran Migmatites, Sinai, Egypt” Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD) grant
    • 2000: The first-class Honor – Tanta University, Egypt
    • 1999: Best bachelor student – Tanta University, Egypt


    Selected activities and contributions to the scientific community 

    • Since 2021: section editor for the Lithosphere journal
    • 2019-2020: associate editor for the Lithosphere journal
    • 2015-2019: Member of the editorial board of the Lithosphere journal
    • Edited a special issue on “Gondwana Collision” in Mineralogy and Petrology
    • Edited a special issue on “Precambrian crustal evolution in relation to geodynamics and supercontinents” in Lithos