- Al Mansoori: UAE seeks closer international cooperation and to work with all countries to drive scientific and humanitarian progress
- Al Mansoori: UAE is building a reliable knowledge base for future generations especially in the space sector
His Excellency Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General of the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) stressed the role of the United Arab Emirates in assisting countries that have been affected by natural disasters and in finding efficient solutions to cope with the consequences using their resources and technologies.
He was attending the 49th meeting of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of COPUOS in Vienna, Austria, where he underlined the UAE’s experience in technology, advanced sciences and space development, in addition to the projects and initiatives launched by EIAST in line with the growth of the space industry.
“The role of the UAE is not limited to launching and hosting space initiatives. We also strive to strengthen knowledge and encourage innovation in the new generation by investing in training and developing educational curricula to enhance the involvement of students in the space sector,” he added.
He added that the UAE aims to strengthen international co-operation and to enhance working with other countries in promoting space research for the enhancement of humanity. “The UAE is building a knowledge base in the space sector led by our initiatives including DubaiSat-1 and 2 as they contribute to technology exchange regionally and internationally.”
His Excellency Al Mansoori informed the committee that the UAE will host the eighth Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) in 2013 and is set to launch B1- YIA and DubaiSat-2 in 2012.
The 49th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (part of The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space) discussed several topics related to the space industry .