Working to allow national authorities to benefit from space science information and application, the National Space Science Agency (NSSA) has obtained the latest positioning devices, which will enhance the accuracy of location information received from satellites to within ten centimeters.

The NSSA pointed out that the device will contribute to improving ground information collection and comparisons with space data. The NSSA says ‘It will increase confidence to the maximum possible level in order to meet research studies overseen by the NSSA’.

Together with a supplier, the NSSA has already organized a training session to prepare its teams in the utilization of the new equipment and to acquaint them with the possibilities of the device within the research scope of the NSSA.

To that end, Eng. Ebrahim Al-Burshaid said: ‘The NSSA is committed to conducting a wide range of studies and to providing a number of services. It has already completed 30 services and studies for more than 25 governments and private organizations, notably the counting of palm trees in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the distribution of these palm trees over the various governorates. This is in addition to examining the fitness of each palm tree by using satellite-monitored environmental indicators.

He added: ‘A study on heat emissions in the Kingdom of Bahrain has been completed and the sources of these thermal emissions have been identified. This study will contribute to the adoption of a national afforestation plan for developing green spaces, and for the beautification of main roads, whilst remaining focused on the green space at the Southern Governorate amongst others, which have been monitored for over a year’.

Al-Burshaid concluded by extending his sincere thanks to the Board of Directors and executive management at the NSSA for their continued support and confidence in the national capabilities, which form the fundamental structure of the NSSA, and for overcoming all obstacles, allowing the agency to proceed with achieving its objectives.

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