VERTEX was the technical advisor and creator for the web application, the system make the researcher able to upload the data throw the dashboard in Excel files and the transform it to charts static and interactive using scintific equations to forecast the climate change after 10 years.
MENA CC is a research initiative focused to examine and analyze the implications of climate change and energy prospects within the MENA region. Soaring energy demand driven by rapid population growth, increasing urbanization and water desalination, are driving the region to burn growing amounts of its hydrocarbon production to sustain this fast economic development.
Such demand will pose a number of challenges in terms of climate change mitigation in the next 40 years.
In this sense, MENA CC aims to provide detailed sets of projections of the region’s energy future and country by country projection. Such analysis aspire to provide policy-makers and other interested parties with a comprehensive quantitative framework for examining possible future developments in MENA energy supply and their implications for climate change mitigation pathways.
With this research effort, MENA CC seeks to contribute to the enrichments of climate change mitigation potentials in the region alongside with developing more rigorous INDCs (Intended National Determined Contribution) for both country level and regional level. Our hope is to add depth and momentum to the climate change dialogue and improve the understanding of the region’s energy future.
Nourhan is an Egyptian architect and Research Assistant at the Urban Metabolism Group at MIT. She received her BSc. from Cairo University in 2008 and her MSc. in Environmental studies in 2012. After her graduation, she worked as a teaching assistant at the Department of Architecture at Cairo University and a research assistant at the British University in Egypt.
She is passionate about the developing world urbanism and how cities evolve and function from one place to the other. Aside from her academic work, Nourhan co-founded her own practice (Plus Architecture Cairo in 2010 and Riyadh in 2014), where she worked as a licensed architect on several projects within the Gulf area and Egypt.
WHAT WE DELIVERED
We started with creating wireframes for the sections once we have the final review we started building the UI for the charts and maps to feel same as logo and identity so we extracted the color pallet from the logo it self.
AMCHARTS & MAPS
Our choice for the technology for visualizing the data was amCharts JS library. we customized the style to look and feel same as the UI we created.
We solved big problem for this section where the user can build the chart from scratch by choosing the chart type then can choose the indicators, countries and the specific years then build the chart it.
This was the main section for the study where the researcher can change parameters about energy consumption to get forecasting for next 40 years about climate change.
We created an easy dashboard to upload and manage the data so everything be easy to maintain by the client without any need to technical experience.
We created an API to integrate with Python model connected to a drone which take images and the model make some analysis then send to the front end the results for specific area.
Our process of building the project followed an agile model of development. We initiated the process by working closely with the client to understand their business process and the different stakeholders that the system was intended for. This helped us ascertain the technical complexities and requirements for the data visualization and scientific equations. We mapped out the functionalities using detailed wireframes and built the first prototype which was finalised by our client. The prototype was beta tested by our client and their feedback was incorporated into the development of the final system. We developed user-friendly portals for MENA-CC and a robust administrative portal with extensive tools for the admins to manage and monitor all aspects of the system. We developed the backend system using PHP codeigniter Framework, and our choice of database was MySQL. Before the project was released, it underwent a rigorous testing process with hundreds of test cases to ensure quality performance.
Our team consisted of business analysts, project manager, backend developers, frontend developers, UX/UI Designer and quality assurance engineers. The team’s ability to understand complex requirements and their passion to deliver results made it possible to us to successfully complete the project within our client’s limited timeframe.