Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAE) reinforced the agency’s commitment to strengthen international collaboration through space agency cooperation for the use of space assets in environmental research.
In his speech at the Eye on Earth Summit 2015 in Abu Dhabi, Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi highlighted: “Space assets are our ‘Eyes on Earth’ and enable us to perform Earth Observation. GNSS and satellite communications are indispensable tools for environmental monitoring and management and help pave the way for a sustainable, safe and ecologically balanced environment.”
Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi further emphasized that the mandate of the UAE to promote earth monitoring and tracking will benefit all mankind and future generations.
The Eye on Earth Summit was first established in 2011 with a partnership of the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), following the Eye on Earth Summit Declaration 2011 for the promotion and integration of data for sustainable development.