Best Governmental Initiative Award

The “Best Governmental Initiative Award” is a platform to inspire researchers, specialists and engineers at the UAE governmental entities who witnessed research excellence in the field of geo-science and remote sensing along with Geographical Information System (GIS).  They can submit their abstracts in one or more of the following disciplines: Science and Exploration, Applications and Operations, Technology, Infrastructure in addition to Space and Society.

To be considered for this award, a member of the UAE governmental entities is required to:

Submit an abstract (~ 400 words) to IAC 2021 describing the idea and motivation behind the proposed research, the scientific merit and the originality of the proposed methodology as well as the expected findings.

Abstract and Poster Submission

Researchers, specialists and engineers at the UAE governmental entities are required to submit an abstract consisting of a title, author list (main author / co-authors) and the abstract text (project description, expected results and findings). Please note that the abstract text is limited to 2800 characters (~400 words). The authors’ information will appear automatically and should not be inserted manually. Tables or graphs/images should not be included in the abstract. For a proper submission, kindly keep to the following steps:

Step 1: Submit your abstract to IAC 2021 via , no later than 28th February 2021.

Step 2: Download the pdf version of your abstract, which includes the paper ID for your reference, as shown below.

Step 3: Submit your pdf version of your abstract to the IAC 2021 MBRSC Awards Committee via [email protected] . Make sure that you write the following in your e-mail subject (BGIA # your paper ID) to be able to easily recognize your submission for future reference.

Afterwards, the IAC 2021 MBRSC Awards Committee will review all the submitted abstracts and will evaluate them according to the evaluation criteria illustrated below. Please note that the notification of the winner poster will be announced on 29th April 2021. Researchers are welcome to submit more than one abstract to increase their chances of winning.

Evaluation Criteria


  • Scientific value, motivation and Originality of the topic
  • Attractiveness of the subject
  • Research innovation and practicality
  • Validity of research methodology
  • Ethical and Unbiased Abstract 


5,000 AED and the “Best Governmental Initiative Award” Certificate.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the IAC 2021 Awards Committee at [email protected]