The Chouaib Doukkali University (CDU) in El Jadida, Morocco was founded in 1985. It is a public institution of higher education and scientific research. At present, in the Chouaib Doukkali there are 6 faculties, and has more than 507 teachers, 255 administrators, and 18 302 students (2013/2014). Training is provided for bachelor degree and master degree. In terms of research, the
University has established two centers for doctoral studies, with 25 laboratories involving 82 research teams. Researches activities grow from a reflection that takes into account the economic and social needs and regional specificities. UCD implements its policy research, in consultation with the scientific community at the University and in harmony with the socio-economic potential. With more than 8.000 students, the Faculty of Sciences - http://www.fsj.ac.ma - is the largest and most dynamic component of the university.
The Geosciences & Remote Sensing Group is the unit of training and research on topics of science of geo-information, residing at the Chouaib Doukkali University and reattached to the National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research (URAC_45). It is active through its research activities in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS focused in Environmental Monitoring. Geosciences & Remote Sensing Group has participated in several research projects, providing scientific expertise and services to the above scientific areas.Official website