A memorandum of understanding was signed in Dubai between the Central Informatics Organization and the Emirates Institution for Advance Science and Technology last Thursday 25 of May 2011 to cooperate in the space and satellite research field.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Khalid Abdulrahman Al Hidan, Director of Geographical Information System at the CIO and the Engineer Salem Al Mirri, Head of the Space Program Administration at the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology.
Dr. Al Hidan explained that signing the MoU would enable the exchange of knowledge and experience in all levels; He added that satellites have become a main source of information due to accuracy and speed in receiving information. The CIO is interested in benefiting from advanced technologies to support the concerned authorities in the Kingdom.
He added that the satellite has become the main source of information for its accuracy and speed of access to information and cover all regions, and the CIO as the main source of information in the Kingdom is interested to take advantage of advanced technologies to support all agencies in the Kingdom.
He added that the Emirates Institution for Advance Science is one of the leading institutions in the field of space research and advanced technology in the region and the world, and on the other side the CIO is one of the developed Institutions at the regional, continental and global level in geographic information systems and remote sensing, and the MoU will be reflected positively on the two sides.