Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Published January 13th, 2011 - 08:42 GMT

Established by a Dubai Government decree in 2006, the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) is a strategic initiative launched to promote scientific innovation and advanced technology in the UAE and the region. 

EIAST’s primary roles are to promote the culture of advanced scientific research and technology innovation in Dubai and the UAE, create an internationally competitive base for human skills development, position Dubai and the UAE as a science and technology development hub among advanced nations, and establish international collaborative links and joint projects with industry and research organizations. 

EIAST focuses on four main scientific programs: Space programs, Astronomy programs, Energy programs, and Environment and water research programs. 

EIAST is currently researching in four main areas - observation and fog forecast; use of satellite pictures in predicting sand storms; quality of water in the Gulf region - especially the effect of waste distillation in environment and marine life surrounding the oceans existing in the UAE; and study on ways to improve the clarity of satellite pictures.