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Saudi Arabia joins international statement on space-based climate monitoring

October 27, 2021
Dr. Mohammad bin Saud Al-Tamimi, Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Space Commission, with Philippe Baptiste,  CEO of the French National Center for Space Studies, after signing the International Joint Statement for Space-based Climate Monitoring in Dubai.
Dr. Mohammad bin Saud Al-Tamimi, Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Space Commission, with Philippe Baptiste, CEO of the French National Center for Space Studies, after signing the International Joint Statement for Space-based Climate Monitoring in Dubai.

RIYADH — The Saudi Space Authority on Tuesday joined the joint statement to strengthen international relations, achieve cooperation in the field of space activities, and review its efforts to reduce the repercussions of climate change, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Dr. Mohammad bin Saud Al-Tamimi, Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Space Commission, signed the International Joint Statement for Space-based Climate Monitoring at the Kingdom’s pavilion at the Expo Dubai.

The statement was signed the statement in the presence of the CEO of the French National Center for Space Studies Philippe Baptiste.

SPA stated that is one of the latest and most important international drivers to develop solutions based on space technologies to reduce the climate challenges facing the planet, by providing specialists, government agencies and civil organizations interested in climate change with multi-source data, especially satellite data.

The Saudi Space Commission's accession to the joint statement comes to strengthen international relations, achieve cooperation in the field of space activities, and review the Kingdom's efforts to reduce the repercussions of climate change, SPA said.

The Commission’s objectives are based on adopting and participating in the joint international statement on space-based climate monitoring to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which set the environment and sustainable development as one of its main objectives, and stipulated the need to preserve it, primarily as a religious, national and humanitarian duty and a responsibility to future generations. — SG


October 27, 2021
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