Jerusalem, 26 April 1999

Science Minister Shalom to Dedicate NASA Earth Observation Center

(Communicated by Science Ministry Spokeswoman)

Science Minister Silvan Shalom will tomorrow (Tuesday), 27.4.99, at 10:00, dedicate NASA’s regional Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) center in the Middle East, at Tel Aviv University.

The EOSDIS station, where satellite photographs will be received and processed, is one of nine such facilities outside the United States. These connect Canada, Japan, the UK, Russia and other European countries to the system, in addition to the eight information centers located in the U.S.

The EOSDIS center includes a database with information on Israel and the Middle East. It operates in the framework of Tel Aviv University’s Inter-University Computation Center.