Dubai: The Dubai Municipality (DM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Emirates Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) which would facilitate sharing of satellite imagery and applications for the purpose of scientific studies in the field of remote sensing in different sectors between the organisations.
The MoU will help DM to use the facilities of EIAST in remote sensing, geographical designing and analysis such as controlling of urban development, earthquakes, distribution of green areas, water resources, environment applications to monitor the desertification, beaches, pollution etc.
According to the memorandum, EIAST will be the concerned authority to approve and implement the technical specifications, standards and requirements related to the satellites, while DM would provide current and future requirements of remote sensing applications and satellite imagery.
The clauses of the agreement also includes exchange of experiences, human resources development in relevant fields, strengthening the GIS data base, and increasing the efficiency of sand storm prediction system and water quality in the emirate of Dubai.
Source: The Gulf Today