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Dubai utilises satellite data to monitor infra development

Dubai, UAE: The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), as part of its mandate to conduct research using satellite data, has successfully utilised DubaiSat-1 images to monitor the construction of Concourse 3 at Dubai International Airport.

The UAE’s first satellite has been mapping the progress of the project from its early stages and will continue to track it until its expected completion early this year.

Launched by the EIAST in July 2009, DubaiSat-1 has been transmitting images of immense value in a number of areas, by providing critical information essential to decision-making on urban and rural planning, transport, utilities, mapping and environmental conservation. Its high spatial resolution complements existing GIS databases and enables more efficient monitoring and prediction of natural hazards such as sandstorms and fog.

“DubaiSat-1 plays a vital role in the infrastructure development process in the UAE. The analysis of the Concourse 3 project highlights EIAST’s capabilities to monitor key developments and provide useful information towards project planning and environment protection,” said Salem Al Marri, Head of Marketing and International Affairs at EIAST.

The Concourse 3 is part of the first project for the second phase of the Dubai International Airport expansion and is the world’s first dedicated facility for the A380 super jumbo jet. The project also includes hotel and retail space.

Source: Khaleej Times