in Space

France-Morocco space cooperation

Posted 26 April 2017 · Add Comment

CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was at a conference organized by the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology and the French Embassy in Morocco to give a talk on the challenges of space exploration and the Galileo programme.

Since the framework space cooperation agreement signed in Paris in 2015 in the presence of France and Morocco’s Prime Ministers, discussions and exchanges between the two nations have stepped up a gear. CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was thus at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat today to give a talk on the challenges of space exploration and the Galileo programme.

In his talk, Jean-Yves Le Gall underlined how space assets are a prolific source of data delivering new insights into the Universe and helping us to better manage the impacts of human activities, both in terms of assuring effective stewardship of the planet and improving living conditions for citizens. He also stressed that space efforts are now being driven by innovation, applications, climate monitoring and exploration. CNES’s President hailed Morocco’s aspirations to build a space programme geared towards meeting its citizens’ needs and stimulating new scientific actions. He also pointed to Morocco’s role as a relay for the rest of Africa, notably in developing and disseminating new applications. These are precisely the themes underpinning cooperation between France and Morocco in areas such as agriculture, water resource management, oceanography, crisis management and climate change, which are integral to sustainable development and were a focus of attention at the COP 22.

Jean-Yves Le Gall commented: “I am delighted to see France and Morocco sustaining such fruitful cooperation in space and it was a great honour for me to be invited to speak here in the prestigious setting of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology. Our two nations share a close concern for climate-related issues and CNES is giving its Moroccan partners the benefit of our agency’s experience to aid Morocco in achieving its ambitious space policy.”
* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Paris Airshow: International Airlines Group plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

One of the world's largest airline groups announced yesterday it intends to build its future fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX with an intention to purchase 200 MAX jets.

Mekonnen's law

Tefera Mekonnen, the new secretary general of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), officially took up office on January 7. He shares his vision with Kaleyesus Bekele.

Paris Airshow: ASL Aviation and Boeing sign for Boeing Converted Freighters

ASL Aviation (ASL) and Boeing have signed an MoU for 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), bringing the world’s first Next-Generation 737-800 freighter conversion to 120 orders and commitments, from eight customers.

AFRAA supports the development of postal activities in Africa

At the 38th Ordinary Session of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) Governing Council held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 17 June, the Association of African Airlines (AFRAA) joined other key continental stakeholders to support

Paris Airshow: ATR announces 75 order commitments

ATR has announced a total of 75 order commitments, including 35 firm orders from NAC disclosed.

Paris Airshow: Embraer launches Predictive Maintenance System, IKON

Embraer has announced the launch of IKON, a cloud system for capturing, storing and analysing high volume data for the predictive maintenance of the E-Jets family.

TAA SK0104311219
See us at
ACCA19_BT_3005091019