Jordan: The city of Amman in Jordan will host UNOOSA’s (United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs) fifth Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education. The Centre will offer new research and application programmes for university educators and scientists in the fields of space-based remote sensing, satellite communications, satellite meteorology and space sciences.
Mazlan Othman, UNOOSA Director, explained this initiative as “another landmark in the development of the UN Programme on Space Applications that was mandated to promote the use of space technology for peaceful purposes, in support of national, regional and global development”.
The Centre officially inaugurated under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre, where it is located. It will join the existing network of four regional centres, respectively located in India, Morocco, Nigeria and Latin America (divided in two campuses: Brazil and Mexico).