UAE: Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre joins global space consortium to help monitor climate change impact.
22 July 2022, 12:00 AM
31 July 2022, 12:00 AM
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has joined the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) International, a global consortium of space agencies and organisations to coordinate worldwide efforts to accurately monitor the impact of climate change. The initiative to join the charter is part of the cooperation between the UAE and France on future space endeavours.
Information from DMSat-1 satellite, Dubai Municipality’s first atmospheric monitoring satellite that was launched in 2021 will be shared with the international space community.
As part of fulfilling the obligations of MBRSC’s membership in the SCO, Dubai Municipality has already started generating significant data and findings from DMSat-1. Since its launch, the satellite has played a key role in monitoring the UAE’s atmospheric aerosols and greenhouse gases and chemicals, substances that have influenced climate change across the world.
Using data from the satellite, Dubai Municipality has been actively promoting measures to protect the environment.
Salem AlMarri, Director-General of the MBRSC, signed the SCO’s charter. “This is a significant step, undertaken in partnership with Dubai Municipality, towards fulfilling our mission to initiate collaborations with international organisations to use the data we collect from DMSat-1.
"Our efforts will contribute to global efforts to monitor the impact of climate change, a critical issue that is vital to the sustainability of the planet and the survival of mankind,” he said.