KAUST – NAT GEO Chasing Answers

30 June, 2022

 Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), as a hub for groundbreaking scientific research and development in the region and the world, focuses on human need, social advancement and environmental sustainability - highlighting important projects with significant impact on both nature and mankind.  

National Geographic is shining the spotlight on Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Chasing Answers. The documentary, produced by National Geographic, premieres on National Geographic (English) and National Geographic Abu Dhabi (Arabic)

Episode 1: An elite group of scientists from around the globe look for answers to the world’s most urgent demands. In this science and technology-focused series, scientists tackle energy solutions and climate change. Prof. Derya Baran, Prof. Mani Sarathy, Prof. Mohammed Eddaoudi, and their teams spend sleepless hours achieving the almost impossible. From capturing CO2 from the air to near-invisible solar cells, scientists surprise us with their ground-breaking discoveries. Led by KAUST President Tony Chan, these passionate scientists look for alternative solutions to help humanity. This is all happening in a unique location…on the shores of the Red Sea.

Episode 2: Our oceans are not just beautiful sources of entertainment and recreation, but they help regulate the climate, are an important source of food and homes to diverse marine life. The dedicated scientists at KAUST work tirelessly to not only preserve marine life but to find solutions to climate change and human intrusion. They have moved their research out of the laboratory and into the Red Sea. Prof. Manuel Aranda is working to master coral spawning and Prof. Boon Ooi works day and night to create an underwater internet faster than WIFI. Too good to be true? Take a dive into this episode and find out how KAUST professors are making waves in the field of marine science and technology.

Episode 3:As the world’s population increases so do the demand for food and water supplies. But feeding the 10 billion is not just about growing more produce but finding innovative technologies to achieve this sustainably for the future of our planet. KAUST Vice president of research Donal Bradley, asks the ever-daunting question of how to feed the world's growing population. Prof. Mark Tester, Ryan Lefers, and Prof. Peiying Hong work endlessly to answer that question. From irrigation with salt water to breakthroughs in plant genetics let’s find out what makes these scientists hungry for solutions.

Episode 4: The MENA home of National Geographic. Inspiring the explorer in everyone. 🌍 Inspiring people to care about the planet! National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible.