The Launching of "Innovation Laboratory for the Mineral Wealth and Geology"
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Innovation Laboratory for Mineral Resources and Geology initiatives, which is organized by the Ministry of Energy and Industry in collaboration with the Faculty of Science of the UAE University, has been launched in conjunction with the UAE Innovation Day.
The event was attended by H.E Ahmed Mohammed Al Kaabi, Assistant Undersecretary for Petroleum, Gas and Mineral Resources at the Ministry of Energy and Industry, and by Dr. Ahmed Murad, Dean of the Faculty of Science at the Emirates University, along with the participation of a number of local and federal government agencies.
H.E Ahmed Mohammed Al Kaabi said that this lab is in line with the leadership's directives to promote innovation in the country, which has become an integrated system, a well-established community and government culture, and a clear national policy foreseeing the future.
Dr. Ahmed Murad, on his turn, said that the lab aims to find innovative and sustainable solutions resulting from innovation, research, science and technology to be the basis for building a competitive, knowledge-based economy.
These initiatives dealt with discussing a number of topics related to mineral wealth and Geology in UAE, such as mining sector strategy, prospecting of the mineral wealth sector, and building geological and mineral resources indicators in accordance with the strategic plan 2017-2021. It discussed as well the standardization of terms and geological ages of rock layers according to the international standards, and developing and updating new services of the Ministry in this field.
* Source: WAM - translated by MOEI