As part of the National Authority of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), the division of Agriculture Applications, Soils, and Marine (AASMD) has the mandate of carrying out research and consultancy on various fields of agriculture, soil and marine using remote sensing and GIS techniques. It consists of three departments, Agricultural applications, Soils and Marine. The division had carried out many national and international projects successfully for various governmental and non-governmental agencies in Egypt, EU, UNESCO and UNEP. AASMD has nine staff members in different fields supported by five specialists. Based on the actual labour requirements, this work force is augmented by selected staff members from Universities and research centres . AASMD fulfils its mandate through the following objectives:
Strengthen the utility of aerospace technologies (RS, GIS, GPS…etc.) and their application in the agricultural sector development plans of Egypt.
Provide technical and expert assistance in related areas to both governmental and private sectors.
Establish an Integrated National Agricultural Resources Information System (INARIS).
Promote regional and international cooperation in the field of agriculture and marine fields to build the national capacity.
Head of Agriculture Application, Soil and Marine Divisionabelal@narss.sci.eg