The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) highlighted the advanced practical applications of DubaiSat-1, its flagship satellite launched last year, at the Sixth Annual Middle East Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial Technology and Applications, Map Middle East 2010.
The initiative is part of EIAST’s efforts to leverage modern techniques in various civilian applications. EIAST presented a paper on DubaiSat-1 with the various information and data associated, and explained how the data can be employed across various economic sectors for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Map Middle East is an international platform designed for building networks and encouraging professionals representing different stakeholders of the geospatial community. The event brings them together on a common platform to work together the means and ways to encourage geospatial related collaborations for the overall growth of the industry in the region. EIAST’s participation is part of its commitment to supporting all efforts in the area of scientific advancement and sustainable development in the UAE.
EIAST’s model of DubaiSat-1 and the most recent images despatched by the satellite displayed at Map Middle East 2010 were met with great interest from participants and visitors. The model of DubaiSat-1 provided visitors an in-depth insight into the working and functions of the satellite, while the images offered a glimpse of the potential applications they have in sectors as varied as urban development, scientific research, transportation, civil engineering, construction, mapping and GIS.
EIAST focuses on four main scientific programs: Space, Astronomy, Energy, and Environment and water research. EIAST has begun work on the specifications for its third satellite, DubaiSat-3, even as work on DubaiSat-2 continues at full pace for its potential launch by end of 2012.
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