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June 01, 2020 
ISPRS Announcements

ISPRS Geospatial Week 2021 to be held in Dubai on March 21-25,
organised by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

MBRSC, founded in 2006, is a scientific centre specialized in space science and advanced technology contributing to the establishment of the national space sector in the United Arab Emirates. They work on the UAE space program which includes various satellite projects and the Emirates Mars Mission. The centre is also actively working to promote space science and research in the Gulf region.

The ISPRS Geospatial Week (GSW) is a combination of workshops organised by various ISPRS Working Groups and possibly other parties active in areas of interest of ISPRS. The GSW is held biennially in odd years and is convened by a local organisation, led by the GSW Director. 

The contract with MBRSC follow a request from Dubai Municipality, who had won the bid to organize GSW in Dubai for 2019, to postpone the meeting by two years and further discussion with the two organizations, both of which belong to Dubai government. As a consequence, GSW 2019 will be held in Enschede, the Netherlands, from June 10-14, 2019, and the following GSW edition will then take place in Dubai in March 2021. 

We look forward to seeing you all in Enschede in June 2019 and then in Dubai in March 2021!

ISPRS site inspection at MBRSC in November 2018: ISPRS Treasurer Songnian Li, ISPRS President Christian Heipke, Ghariba Salem, Specialist Business Development, MBRSC,  Abdalla Alobeid, ISPRS Vice Regional Coordinator for the Arab States, and GSW 2021 Director Saeed Al Mansoori (from left to right)