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      Four atlas type documents of Kuwait have been published focusing; on shoreline types and resources (Al-Sarawi et al., 1985), on satellite remote sensing applications in Kuwait (Kwarteng and Al-Ajmi, 1997), on the terrestrial and near shore environment using satellite images (El-Baz and Al-Sarawi, 2000), and finally on oceanographic data (Al-Yamani et al., 2004). The oceanographic Atlas provides a valuable source of data. This atlas however does not include sufficient data on the hydrodynamics of the Kuwaiti territorial waters. This study provides a hydrodynamic atlas for Kuwait's waters that can be a valuable source of information for the oceanographic atlas of Kuwait produced by Al-Yamain et al. (2004). The state of Kuwait has suffered serious marine damage in the recent years. The Environment Public Authority (EPA) has installed several buoys in the Kuwaiti territorial waters to provide instantaneous data on the meteorological conditions. These buoys will also collect data on the water quality. This data will be collected to monitor the water quality and to enact counter measures and solutions if any serious problems can be foreseen. The data collected by the buoys however cannot be used for design purposes since it will not provide a large database (except after many years) that can provide extreme conditions. Furthermore, this data will be provided at the locations of the buoys and will not provide data at all locations within Kuwait. It is also essential to construct a forecast system that will provide forecasts for waves, currents and water quality. Such a system can be integrated with the data collected by the buoys. Data assimilation can be used to adjust the input data to the models and the models can forecast the water quality. Thus it will be possible to forecast any possible serious problem. Long term forecasts for shoreline changes are also essential for planning coastal activities. Such a system requires operational models and input data to these models It is proposed to achieve the above goals over several phases. These phases are as follows:

Phase I: Hindcasting waves, water levels, and currents.

Phase IIA: Prediction of  waves, water levels, and currents.

Phase IIB: Hydrodynamics' Forecasting System

Phase III: Prediction of Sediment Budget and Shoreline Changes

 Phase IV: Forecasting water quality

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Interactive Coastal Information System for Kuwait's Territorial Waters. Hydrodynamic Predictions and Wave Height Forecasting System for Kuwait Territorial Waters .