General Organization of Remote Sensing (GORS)
(in Arabic) الهيئة العامة للإستشعار عن بعد
Agency overview
FormedFebruary 1986; 37 years ago (1986-02)
HeadquartersDamascus, Syria
Agency executive

General Organization of Remote Sensing (Arabic: الهيئة العامة للإستشعار عن بعد), (GORS) is a Syrian space research agency established in 1986. Headquartered in Damascus, GORS is responsible for carrying out aerospace and land surveying using remote sensing techniques.[1][2] In 2018, the agency assisted the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in assessing the impacts of its irrigation projects on the production of crops such as wheat and barley in Syria.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "General Organization of Remote Sensing (GORS) | Iaf". Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  2. ^ "A brief account of the General Organization of Remote Sensing and its activities" (PDF). Marwan Koudmani. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  3. ^ "Remote sensing technology assists experts in the Syrian Arab Republic assess the impact of FAO irrigation projects - Syrian Arab Republic". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2020-12-07.