NSSA to participate in international conference

The National Space Science Agency (NSSA) is set to take part in an international conference “Middle East and North Africa Space Capabilities and Security Challenges: Applications to Disaster Management”. The event will be held in cooperation with NATO on June 28 and 29 in Napoli, Italy, at an invitation by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).

NSSA delegation will be headed by its Chief Executive Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Asiri who will participate as a keynote speaker in the second session of the conference themed “Middle East and North Africa: Applications to Space Capabilities and Security Challenges for Disaster Management”.

Aisha Ali Al Hajri and Shaima Shawqi Al Meer, the senior space data analysts in NSSA laboratory for processing and analyzing space data and images, will also participate with two scientific papers: the first on automated monitoring of oil slicks using artificial intelligence “Google Colab” and the second on monitoring nitrogen dioxide in the Kingdom of Bahrain via the Sintinel-5P satellite.

The conference will bring together an elite of experts and academics from various countries to exchange views with their counterparts from NATO.

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