Wednesday, January 22

NREB: Satellite data helps greatly in identifying hotspots


Justine Jok Jau Emang

KUCHING: Natural Resources and Environment Board of Sarawak (NREB) has
benefitted from satellite data in Singapore such as identifying hotspots.

Its Environmental Quality controller Justine Jok Jau Emang said satellite appliances serves as a prime source of information for them.

“With satellite technology, we can strategise our actions to fight fire and hotspots as we can pinpoint the (location of) fire with coordinates.

“Other than that, satellites have made the world closer as information can be shared throughout the world within a short time,” he said at a meeting for the upcoming Acceleration and Innovation Through Satellite Applications Sarawak (Aisas) Conference and Exhibition 2019 here recently.

According to a press statement, Aisas 2019 will be held at Pullman Kuching here on Sept 23 and 24.

Founded by KASI Group and organised by the Borneo Centralised Monitoring Centre (BCMC), the two-day event will bring eight leading international speakers and players in satellite technology and applications, bringing forth an opportunity for Sarawakians to gain a deeper insight into what more satellite applications can do to empower lives and explore the unlimited opportunities for growth.

About 300 delegates representing various government departments and agencies, businesses, non-governmental organisations, civil society and communities are expected to at the exciting conference which will be officiated at by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Aisas 2019 is organised in line with the Sarawak government’s digital transformation where it aims to boost its digital economy with a targeted 17.4 per cent contribution to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025.

Interested participants can register now at or call 082-420355.