On the 8th June 2022, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Space Science Agency and the Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE) to enhance the areas of cooperation and partnership between them, at the Society’s headquarters in Juffair.

The signing of the MoU comes within the framework of the keenness of the BSE to extend bridges of communication with all research and engineering institutions to enhance the areas of cooperation and diversification and exchange of experiences between institutions related to the engineering sector in order to achieve the development, renaissance and sustainability of this vital sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Diaa Abdulaziz Tawfiqi, President of the BSE, and Dr. Mohamed Al-Aseeri, Chief Executive Officer of the National Space Science Agency, in the presence of officials from both parties.

Under the terms of the MoU, the two parties will work to enhance the areas of cooperation, partnership, joint training, cultural and research activities, benefit from the Agency’s services and the studies it provides to various institutions, and partnership with regard to the promotion of remote sensing applications in achieving comprehensive and sustainable development and highlight its benefits in many areas such as urban planning, food security, environmental protection, and others.

In his welcoming speech to the delegation of the NSSA, the President of the BSE, Dr. Diaa Tawfiqi, stressed that the Bahrain Society of Engineers pays great attention to building bridges of communication and cooperation with leading scientific institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain to promote scientific research and participate in the organization of conferences, seminars and competitions that enhance the status of the engineering community and contribute to the dissemination of awareness and knowledge of future sciences, especially space sciences. Through the memorandum of understanding with the National Space Science Agency, the Society is also keen to exchange knowledge and experiences in the field of space science and technology through the participation of a group of members of the Society in the community initiatives undertaken by the Agency in order to introduce the importance of the space sector to various segments of society and governmental and private institutions.

For his part, Dr. Mohamed Ebrahim Al-Aseeri, CEO of the National Space Science Agency, stressed the national role played by the Agency to serve the country, through a system of initiatives and projects, including community initiatives that aim at various programs to inform the community of the level of commitment and achievements towards achieving the Agency’s mission, goals and objectives, and to introduce citizens and educate them about the latest trends in space science and technologies and related applications, and allow them to identify the most prominent discoveries and exploration activities, through participating in events locally, regionally and internationally.

Al-Aseeri commented “The NSSA also aims to build its identity, highlight its brand and raise awareness of the services it provides, in addition to encouraging individuals to contribute their creativity and abilities towards achieving the mission of the Agency, and inviting them to participate in building the future of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the field of space, pointing out that the disciplines of engineering and space science have become one of the important disciplines within the engineering disciplines active in the renaissance of the homelands, which requires building bridges of cooperation and partnership between the Agency and professional institutions of common interest, including the BSE, which we consider to be the best supporter and partner for the development and sustainability of this sector, as the agreement provides a distinctive opportunity for the members of the Society of Engineers and engineering students to interact with the services available in the Agency such as workshops and active participation in various local activities and competitions, in addition to providing an opportunity to exchange research and consulting experiences”.