Dubai, UAE: Advanced technology experts from around the world congregated in Dubai during a series of workshops hosted by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) in conjunction with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). They explored ways of maximising the use of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) to support international sustainable development.
“This workshop provides a platform that brings representatives from different nations to discuss policies and future plans of the application of GNSS across all sectors,” said Ahmad Al Mansouri, Director General of EIAST. “The exploration of GNSS is an important issue that affects all nations and countries.”
The workshop aimed to establish a broad framework for regional and international cooperation to allow for the strengthening of information exchange. It provided opportunities for international collaborations and advances in the use of GNSS across sectors such as aviation, maritime, space, agriculture and natural resource exploration.
The workshop is an UNOOSA initiative born out of the Third United Nations (UN) Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) in 1999.