Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Space centre to provide
satellite images to Abu Dhabi Airports
Dubai: Images of DubaiSat 1 and
2 will be used by Abu Dhabi Airports for a variety of purposes including
surveillance and urban planning.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Mohammad Bin Rashid
Space Centre (MBRSC) and Abu Dhabi Airports.
The MoU will facilitate cooperation, information and data exchange between the
two organisations, in the fields of satellite imagery applications, knowledge
and experience transfer, and human resources development.
The MoU was signed by Eng Salem Humaid Al Merri, Assistant Director-General for
Scientific and Technical Affairs at MBRSC on behalf of the Centre’s
director-general, and Eng Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu
Dhabi Airports, on behalf of the company’s Chief Executive.
According to the MoU, MBRSC will provide Abu Dhabi Airports with space imagery
services which will include providing patched Multi-Spectral and Panchromatic
space images on a regular basis or upon request.
The corrected, high quality images will be taken by MBRSC’s DubaiSat-1 and
DubaiSat-2 satellites, based on the coordinates system adopted by Abu Dhabi
On the other hand, Abu Dhabi Airports has agreed to provide MBRSC with all
required spatial and geographical data necessary to perform image corrections
Under the MoU, the parties will collaborate to conduct technical studies to
determine Abu Dhabi Airports’ current and future requirements, in terms of
imagery and space applications.
This includes remote sensing applications and geographic design and analysis and
will take into account Abu Dhabi Airports’ needs when determining processes of
designing, particularly in surveillance of urban planning, distribution and
classification of vegetation, water resources, environmental applications,
shares control, pollution, and other applications.
Moreover, the two parties shall commit to joint coordination in obtaining data,
information and technologies that aim at availing of the required services and
completing the geographic information system database.