NARSS Cooperations

Regional & International Cooperation and Initiatives

NARSS has an excellent network with international organizations and Regional institutions. International organizations such as European Framework Program (FP6 & FP7), American Egyptian Fund (National Science Foundation – NSF), Canadian Space Agency – (CSA)European Space Agency (ESA), Japanese Universities (Waseda and Tokai), European Union. NARSS has signed more than 53 memorandums of understanding (MOU) with regional and international institutions for the cooperation in space technology and remote sensing applications. This helps to foster research, development and knowledge transfer with these organizations. 
Projects funded by the European Framework programs, The World Bank & African Union Commission and European Union:

Project: Improvement of water and nutrient retention and use efficiency in arable farming systems from field to catchment scale in Europe and North Africa

Project: Developing an Earth Observation Operational Application for Coastal Ecosystems Mapping, Monitoring and Assessment of the Northern African Costal Zone – NAFCOAST

Project: Fostering Partnerships for The implementation of best Available Technologies for Water Treatment & Management in The Mediterranean.

Project: Regional Cooperation Program to improve Water Resources Management and Institutional Support

 

Cooperation with China

A memorandum of understanding has been established between NARSS and the institute Of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA), Chinese academy of sciences (CAS). The purpose of this MoU is to establish a framework for cooperation in the field of remote sensing applications among the participants on the basis of equality, benefits to all Participants, and reciprocity. Cooperation under this MOU may include the different areas of interest which make one or more of the following forms:

1.     Cooperation in remote sensing applications between governmental departments and agencies, and academia

2.     Joint research, technology projects and activities;

3.     Exchange of scientists, engineers and other experts;

4.     Liaison with industrial, academic, professional and other organizations;

5.     Exchange of scientific information, data and experimental results;

6.     Organization of symposia, seminars, conferences, meetings and special events;

7.     Education and training; and

8.     Other cooperation activities that may be decided by mutual consent of the participants

Cooperation with Italy 

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to establish a legal framework for the cooperation between NARSS and the Italian Space Agency in the field of Remote Sensing of the Earth and to explore the conditions for implementing projects of mutual interest.

Areas of cooperation

·         Earth observation science and research

·         Earth observation research and applications

·         Data reception and data exchange

·         Education and training projects

·         Promotion of joint studies, workshops and symposia

·         Promotion of industrial collaboration and data commercialisation

Cooperation  in PEGASO Project

 The main objective of PEGASO; People for Ecosystem Based Governance in Assessing Sustainable Development of Ocean and Coast is to build on existing capacities and develop common novel approaches to support integrated policies for the coastal, marine and maritime realms of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins in ways that are consistent with and relevant to the implementation of the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean.

PEGASO will use the model of the existing ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean and adjust it to the needs of the Black Sea through three innovative actions:

1.Constructing an ICZM governance platform as a bridge between scientists and endā€user communities, going far beyond a conventional bridging.

2.Refine and further develop efficient and easy to use tools for making sustainability assessments in the coastal zone (indicators, accounting methods, models and scenarios). 

3.Implementation of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)

Cooperation with GMES and Africa,

The GMES & Africa (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security for Africa) is a response to the Africa-EU 8th Partnership on "Science, Information Society and Space".  This initiative started after the Maputo Declaration in April 2006 and during the EU Portuguese Presidency with Lisbon Declaration in December 2007. The initiative is mainly aimed at making Earth observation an operational tool for African decision makers for sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

GMES and Africa focuses on Earth observation applications with key objectives, which are:

-help decision makers in understanding the importance of Earth observation for sustainable development and poverty alleviation,

-improve the Earth observation capacity building and infrastructures in Africa,

-define governance, coordination and data policies within African nations,

-increase African institutions in earth observation technology and experience for improved environment and natural resources monitoring as well as transboundary resources conflicts,

-identify thematic priorities to enhance the life quality in Africa such as health, water management, coastal and marine development and food security 

-Outline operational modalities by allowing Africa to make full potential use of space systems for sustainable development and reinforcing Africa's capacity and ownership in using and contributing to remote sensing science.

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Ain Shams University

Professional Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

Project: National Space Alliance

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National Institute of Astronomical and Geophysical Research

 Project: National Space Alliance

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Metal Research Center

Project: National Space Alliance
 

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Cairo University

 Project: National Space Alliance

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Maritime Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport

 Project: National Space Alliance

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Optics Factory

Project: National Space Alliance

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63 El Harby Factory

Project: National Space Alliance

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Benha Electronics Factory

Project: National Space Alliance

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 The Egyptian Company for Space Applications and Remote Sensing.

Project: National Space Alliance

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 Cooperation with provinces

ElBeheira Governorate 

Project: Remote Sensing applications in fish development in Lake Idku, Beheira Governorate

Project: Monitoring and mapping the infringements on state lands and building the information infrastructure of land and water resources in Wadi Natrun.

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Port Said Governorate

Project: Building geo-database for supporting the developmental plans in Port Said Governorate

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New Valley Governorate

Project: Establishment of a Digital Geographic Database for the New Valley Governorate

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Qalyoubia Governorate

Project: Building a natural resources database and decision support system to support development in Qalyoubia Governorate   

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Alexandria Governorate

Project: Geo-information system for Alexandria coastal zone

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 North Sinai Development Authority

  Project: Land use /land cover map of El-Tina plain, North Sinai 

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ElFayoum Governorate

Project: Building geo-database for supporting the developmental plans in El-Fayoum Governorate

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NARSS carried out a number of joint projects with regional institutes as follows:

National Telecom Regulatory Authority

Project: Map of urban communities for the Arab Republic of Egypt Project for The Egyptian Ministry of Communications.

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Elap Petroleum Company

Project: Determination of saturation areas of petroleum materials and possible sources of pollution area in the navigational link of West Nubaria Canal using remote sensing techniques and modern geophysical measurements

Project: Determination of areas of seepge and saturation of petroleum materials in the soil layers of the Max Pterolium Companies in Alexandria using geo-electrical survey methods.

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TRAVCO Engineering & Construction Co.

Project: Coastal, Geological and geophysical Studies for the evaluation of TRAVCO Company in Soma bay, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea

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General Authority for Fish Resources and Development

Project: An Integrated Information System for Fish Development in Egypt

Project: Completing the works of the information network infrastructure in the new building of the General Authority for Fisheries Development in the 5th Compound

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General Authority for Tourism and Development - Matrouh Governorate

Project: Studies on the development and strategic plan of Ras Al – Hikma city - North Weastern Coast - Matrouh Governorate

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Alexandria Petroleum Company

Project: Coastal and marine studies of the oil companies’ area and its impact on East Nubaria Canal, Alex. Gov.

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New Urban Communities Authority

Project: Geological and Geophysical Studies of El Fashn New City in Beni Suef

Project: Surveying works for the new city of El Fashn, Beni Suef

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Hassan Allam Sons Company

Project: Geophysical studies for the airport of the New Administrative Capital

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General Authority for Construction and Housing Cooperatives

Project: Geology studies for the project of the city of marble city, Atfeh area (second stage)

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National Authority for Potable Water and Sanitation

Project: Geological and geophysical studies to determine the areas of saturation and subsurface leakage from drainage dams in Al-Balana area- Aswan

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Olive Green Company for Agricultural Development

Project: Hydrogeological and geophysical studies of Olive Green lands in AlAyat area, Giza for the exploration of groundwater aquifers

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25th of January Agricultural Cooperative Association for Land Reclamation, Reconstruction & Development

Project: Determination of land cover and land use for the 25th of January Association in Fayoum and Beni Suef governorates

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Northern Military Area

Project: Surface and subsurface studies of water and soil resources in the Northern Military Zone using remote sensing and geophysical surveys