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APRSAF-23

Day 1 & Day 2: Working Group Sessions

Two-day working group sessions of APRSAF-23 began on Tuesday, November 15 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the Philippines. More than 500 participants so far have joined the sessions.

Space Applications Working Group

Space Technology Working Group

Space Environment Utilization Working Group

Space Education Working Group

Joint Session (Space Applications Working Group and Space Technology Working Group)

Joint Session (Space Technology Working Group and Space Environment Utilization Working Group)

Joint Session (Space Applications Working Group and MGA)

Day 3 & Day 4 : Plenary Session

On November 17 and 18, Plenary Session was held.

The session opened with a speech by Dr. Carlos Primo C. David, Executive Director, Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), THE PHILIPPINES, followed by Welcome Remarks by Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Undersecretary for Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), THE PHILIPPINES and Mr. Ryuichiro Shirama, Deputy Director General, Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), JAPAN. Keynote Speech was delivered by Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), THE PHILIPPINES


  • Opening
    Dr. Carlos Primo C. David,
    Executive Director, Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), THE PHILIPPINES

  • Welcome Remarks
    Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara
    Undersecretary for Research and Development,
    Department of Science and Technology (DOST),
    THE PHILIPPINES

  • Welcome Remarks
    Mr. Ryuichiro Shirama
    Deputy Director General, Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), JAPAN

  • Keynote Speech
    Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña
    Department of Science and Technology (DOST),
    THE PHILIPPINES

Following the speeches, a summary of APRSAF-22 and ExCom Activity Report were delivered.


  • Summary of APRSAF-22
    Ms. Noer Laela Sari
    Head of Management Administration and Protocol Subdivision
    National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), INDONESIA

  • ExCom Activity Report
    Mr. Masazumi Miyake
    Chairman of APRSAF Executive Committee (ExCom)

In addition to “Country Reports” session, delivered by countries in the Asia- Pacific region, there were two special sessions as follows.

Special Session-1: "Space for Society: Technology Mitigates Natural Disasters"

Special Session-1: "Space for Society: Technology Mitigates Natural Disasters" organized by DOST
- Moderator: Dr. Enrico C. Paringit,
 Associate Professor, Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry,
 University of the Philippines Diliman

Special Session-2: "Small Satellites for Innovation" "DIWATA-1 Highlights" "Breakthrough by Collaboration - Fostering the Next Generation"

Co-Moderators: Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr, Acting Director, DOST-ASTI
Dr. Koichi Wakata, JAXA ISS Program Manager

Summary Reports by Working Groups & Initiatives

  • Space Applications Working Group/
    Space Applications For Environment(SAFE)/
    Sentinel Asia

  • Space Technology Working Group

  • Space Environment Utilization Working Group

  • Kibo-ABC

  • Space Education Working Group
Report by APRSAF Related Project

  • Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA)

Day 4 started with “Space Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region” session, delivered by international organizations and entities in other regions.

Wrap-up Session: Asia-Pacific Space Leaders Round-table

During "Asia-Pacific Space Leaders Round-table", leaders from the Asia-Pacific region shared their observation and visions on APRSAF activities.


After the Wrap-up Session, the Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) made a proposal on its hosting the 24 session of APRSAF in Bangalore, India from 14 to 17 in 2017.


At the very end of the Plenary Session, Summary and Recommendations of APRSAF-23 were confirmed by the participants.

APRSAF Activities and Related Projects

On Monday, November 14, two sub-sessions were conducted as below:

SAFE Initiative Workshop
Kibo-ABC Initiative Workshop
New Cooperation Session

On Wednesday, November 16, New Cooperation Session was conducted.

Water Rocket Event and Can Satellite Competition

On November 12 and 13, Water Rocket Event and Can Satellite Competition were held at University of the Philippines Los Baños College, Laguna.

Poster Contest
Exhibition
Evening Gathering (Side Event)

On November 15, Evening Gathering (Side Event) “Innovative Space Enterprise & Space Gen Leadership Mentoring” was held.

Reception

On November 17, Reception was held, hosted by DOST-PCIEERD.

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