The Scientific program primarily aims to support adopting outdoor thermal comfort solutions in Ras Al Khaimah and the region through research activities that provide various services, such as design advisory, education, testing, certification, etc.
RAKCOC utilizes dedicated software to model different proposed options for outdoor comfort solutions. Technical solutions can be explored, implemented, and evaluated through computer simulations and analysis. This allows for identifying effective strategies and technologies to improve outdoor comfort in specific contexts, facilitating evidence-based decision-making.
With our expertise and cutting-edge resources, we offer various services that can help you achieve your energy goals and drive environmental sustainability.
The RAK Center for Outdoor Comfort provides design advisory services to support adopting outdoor thermal comfort solutions in Ras Al Khaimah and the Middle East region. This involves offering expert guidance and recommendations on designing outdoor spaces for optimal comfort, considering factors such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, and solar radiation.
The RAK Center for Outdoor Comfort conducts testing and certification services for cooling solutions and technologies. It evaluates the performance and effectiveness of different cooling systems, such as misting systems, shade structures, and natural ventilation techniques, in the local climate conditions. The center provides certification or validation of these solutions through rigorous testing and assessment, helping stakeholders make informed decisions about their implementation.
The center also offers educational programs related to outdoor comfort. These programs aim to increase awareness and knowledge among professionals, researchers, and students about the principles and techniques of creating comfortable outdoor environments. Workshops, seminars, and training sessions may be organized to disseminate this information and enhance expertise in the field.
The center conducts mapping and classification of public spaces based on their contribution to climatic comfort. Using satellite images, GIS information, and measurements, it identifies hotspots and areas that require improvements in terms of outdoor comfort. This information can guide investments and urban development initiatives towards creating and developing new areas prioritizing residents’ and visitors' climatic comfort.
The service includes mapping and using specialized software to model and evaluate various technical solutions for improving climatic comfort. Stakeholders can make informed decisions about the most effective interventions by identifying specific areas of concern and virtually testing different options. This approach streamlines the decision-making process and ensures optimal outcomes when implementing solutions in real-world settings.
The center conducts research and innovation in the field of outdoor thermal comfort. It explores new technologies, materials, and approaches to enhance outdoor comfort in Ras Al Khaimah and beyond. These innovations are tested and evaluated to assess their feasibility, effectiveness, and suitability for local conditions. This helps in advancing the understanding and implementation of outdoor comfort solutions.