Muscat, The International Forum on Remote Sensing Applications in the Physical Oceans, organized by Sultan Qaboos University, was held today under the patronage of Dr. Ali bin Saud al- Bimani, Vice- Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).

The forum is organized by the Remote Sensing Research and GIS Center at the University in cooperation with the Chinese Central Oceanographic Satellite Laboratory of the Chinese Oceanographic Institute and the Marine Science Center of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

This forum seeks to highlight this technology and its applications in keeping with the progress of science.

Eight working papers were presented to speakers from the Marine Science Department at the University, the Marine Science Center of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and six other papers from the Chinese Institute.

The forum was attended by a number of government agencies, the Oman National Hydrographic Office of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) and NGOs.

It is worth mentioning that the fields of research cooperation between the Remote Sensing Research Center at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the Chinese laboratory have been opened, as well as with many of the participants in this forum.

Source: Oman News Agency