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Dr. Michael Foose, the Lead Coordinator of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for the Middle East visited eMISK.

30/01/2011

Dr. Michael Foose, the Lead Coordinator of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for the Middle East visited eMISK, on 30th January 2011 to discuss the various possibilities of collaboration in the field of scientific environmental monitoring and baseline research with Kuwait EPA. USGS has already agreed to freely make available the USGS Digital Satellite Images for scientific use through Kuwait official environmental portal (www.Beatona.net), powered by eMISK, for the public. Dr. Foose’s visit followed by detailed discussion on the various aspects of possible collaboration brought out many ideas where eMISK could work together with the USGS to bring in better scientific understanding of the nature and natural resources in Kuwait. eMISK could win USGS as a strategic partner for Beatona.net and agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) soon with USGS, the details of which were also discussed during the meeting.