November 30 - December 3, 2021
November 30 - December 3, 2021
The following side events will be held in conjunction with the APRSAF-27. Further information will be provided in due course.
|Cosmic Sandbox workshop | Earth Observation for Disaster management and risk reduction|
|Organizer||Asia Pacific Oceania Space Association|
Cosmic Sandbox is a multidisciplinary design thinking workshop aiming to forge a community of problem solvers. There will be interactive webinar sessions with the experts as part of the workshop to understand the landscape of earth observation application for disaster management and risk reduction from technology, law & policy, business, environment/climate science and community resilience building perspectives.
Guidelines of Sandbox workshop: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kIbxNq09Pws7OmuS8ncSzNu2WBrR7PyNpMEnIOaXNeQ/edit?usp=sharing
|Date||13, 20, 27 November 2021|
|Speakers and schedule of the event||
Webinar I | 13 Nov 2021 | 2.30pm - 4pm JST SPACE4DRM |
"Space for Disaster Risk Management "
Shirish Ravan, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), coordinates activities of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) primarily in Asia and the Pacific, Vienna
Webinar II | 20 Nov 2021 |
Topic: "Community resilience-building"
Topic: "Law and Policy"
Quentin Verspieren, Assistant Professor (Space Policy), The University of Tokyo, General Manager, Global Strategy, ArkEdge Space Inc., Associate Research Fellow, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Japan
Session 2: 7.30pm - 9.30pm JST
Topic: "NewSpace & Business"
DT workshop | 27 Nov 2021 |
Duration: 3-4 hrs (Tentatively)
|Registration for Cosmic sandbox||- Two webinars + DT Workshop: https://lnkd.in/g3ix_aSE
- Webinar 1: https://lnkd.in/g-ayvsBU
- Webinar 2: https://lnkd.in/gJj3gvjk
|Contact Person||Dr. Sindhu Paramasivam,
|Norms in Space: Exploring Asia-Pacific Perspectives|
|Organizer||Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies|
|Event Description||Recent years have seen tremendous innovations in the science, technology, and business of space. To an important degree, innovations in space governance have not kept pace with these rapid advances. Accompanying the many innovations that have occurred and will soon emerge, there is a need equally for creative and innovative thinking around governance to safeguard space for future generations.
Towards that end, increasing numbers of policy makers and space experts speak of the potential of norms in space as a way to innovatively contribute to responsible behaviors reducing risks and threats in space. Defining such norms, of course, will require much further discussion and consultation, as perspectives differ considerably between nations and across different space sectors and stakeholders. In an effort to foster greater exchange of such perspectives, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution (UNGA 75/36) in December 2020, encouraging members to outline what in their view might be perceived to be threats and security risks to space systems, describe the actions and activities that could be considered responsible, irresponsible or threatening, and share their ideas on the further development and implementation of norms of responsible behaviors to reduce risks of misunderstanding and miscalculations in space.
This APRSAF-27 Side Event will highlight the significance of this issue for the Asia-Pacific region, and the importance of participating in the discussion to contribute perspectives reflective of Asia-Pacific societies’ views. The Side Event will stimulate cross-national and cross-sectoral discussion about innovating governance through space norms among and between Asia-Pacific speakers and participants, paving the way for further regional discussions and potential regional collaborative approaches.
|Date||10:00am Nov. 24, 2021 Tokyo Time / 8:00am Nov. 24, 2021 Hanoi Time /
3:00pm Nov. 23, 2021 Honolulu Time
|Online Event URL||https://globalnetplatform.org/apcss/norms-in-space-exploring-asia-pacific-perspectives|
|Contact Person||Dr. Alfred Oehlers|
|Democratising Earth Observation by Making Smarter Satellites|
With the Asia Pacific region facing immense challenges this century, including climate change, deforestation, and desertification, monitoring the planet has become even more crucial. One of the most common methods to do this require people going out into the field to make measurements, flying drones, and installing IOT devices in an effort to better understand what's really happening.
Earth observation satellites have the potential to enable much easier monitoring and management of our planet, but this technology has seen limited adoption to date.
This panel event invites industry experts to discuss the limitations of the Earth observation industry, and how these limitations are being overcome. In addition, addressing different collaborative methods of the Asia-Pacific region that increase the efficiency of Earth observation satellites through technological innovation and business collaboration.
Hosted by Taofiq Huq, CEO of Spiral Blue
- Sebastian Chaoui, CEO of Arlula
It is recommended to use a desktop Google Chrome/Firefox browser to access the event.
|Date||Monday 29th, November
4pm - 5:30pm Vietnam Time
|Online Event URL||https://www.airmeet.com/e/362320b0-2bcb-11ec-99cd-b34957ef43de|
|Contact Person||Gavan Huang|
|Asia-Pacific Space Generation Online Workshop 2021|
|Organizer||Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)|
Asia-Pacific Space Generation Online Workshop is a four-day workshop organized by SGAC to discuss significant topics related to the space sector in the Asia-Pacific region. The main purposes of the workshop are to identify recommendations for key regional issues faced by the space community, to be shared by SGAC at the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses for Outer Space, to build up interaction between young space communities and high-level space professionals in the Asia-Pacific region and to boost talent development for the next generation of space leaders in Asia-Pacific through a virtual platform.
Working group topics of this year’s AP-SGOW are as below.
1) Space Biology - Improving Lives in Asia-Pacific
|Date||11th, 12th, 18th and 19th December 2021|
|Online Event URL||https://spacegeneration.org/ap-sgow-2021|
|Contact Person||Event Manager - Uthpala Perera
Co-event Manager - Peerarust Siriamphan
|Building Resilience Using Open Data Cube (ODC) in Post-COVID Era|
|Organizer||Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO)
National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs)
|Event Description||Open Data Cube (ODC) was initiated by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) to provide a solution with new computing technologies, to promote free and open EO satellite data and application algorithms. ODC lowered the technical barriers for users to exploit the power of data. Today, ODC had been extensively applied in environmental issues such as climate action, disaster risk reduction, resource planning, and others. Obviously, ODC plays important role in providing value-added information for decision-makers.
The objective of this Side Event is to share various countries/regions development status, and to exchange experiences in applying ODC to different societal benefit areas. Invited speakers are from Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, the US, Vietnam, and international organizations: CEOS and Asian Development Bank. Distinguished experts will outline their achievements and international partnership, share their insights from a broad national/regional/ global perspective.
It is hoped that this Side Event could facilitate as the first step in establishing ODC for future APRSAF initiatives. In this cooperation platform, we could work together towards contributions in SDGs.
|Date||November 29 (Monday) 2021, 1PM - 4PM (UTC+7)|
|Online Event URL||https://book.vcsonline.net/mCS/doGetMeetingInfo?paramLink=Jz8vKC5geDE0MxY1Li87eHZjY2htaGhsY2JuaWxrYHguGz4@2FLjs@2FKDl4dj8pNjs8YHgoPy4pNTJ4dnhpaWpibmxva3hgeBUUIjsueHZ4Y2I7ODloaWg5Ozw7d2k4bDt3b2Jrbnc4aDtjdzlvbm5rYzw4d28@2FYzlpPm08aW5oPnhgeD4zLz14IQ@3D@3D|
|Registration||Registration not required|
|Contact Person||YANG Shan-kuo (Eddy)|
|The Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities: status and perspectives|
|Organizer||Moon Village Association|
This panel event aims to engage APRSAF members with the work of the Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA). The GEGSLA was established by the Moon Village Association in 2021, and will report to UN COPUOS in 2022. The event will give APRSAF members an opportunity to learn about GEGSLA’s approach and provide feedback which represents specific regional interests. Areas covered by expert panelists include information sharing, governance, safe operations, and interoperability.
|Date||29 November, 2021, 5.00 pm JST|
|Online event URL||https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84597732561|
|Registration||Registration not required|
|Contact Person||Alice Gorman|
|Expanding Domestic Industrial Space Capabilities for the National and Regional Benefit|
|Organizer||Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd|
Many national space programmes globally and in Asian region are striving to create domestic, self-sustained, vibrant, and capable space industry and supply chain that can serve future national space demands. The emphasis of space programmes shifts from flagship projects to engagement of the industry and development of the right skills, capabilities and infrastructure with long lasting benefit for the country. The sovereignty and resilience of the national space activities is particularly important in today's era of uncertainty and fluctuations on the global and regional geopolitical scene.
The purpose of the event is to share experiences of countries in the APRSAF region that have in the past, or are currently building up their national space capacity. The focus is on sharing lessons learned, and best practice, and touches on topics such as: supply chain engagement, national infrastructure, human capital development, academia engagement, Government policies, technology transfer etc.
The event will be based on a virtual panel discussion with around 4-5 well-regarded stakeholders from national space organizations, who oversee the national space activities. They will discuss their own experiences, lessons learnt and plans with regards to building comprehensive national space capacity. The host will raise discussion points to help share their thoughts and experiences in what factors they see as important in building domestic space industry for the future benefit of the country and region.
The session is planned to take 60 minutes in total, with 15 minutes devoted to Q&A. The host will facilitate an interactive audience engagement throughout the discussion. Q&A from the audience will also be supported at the end. A gender balanced panel is planned with participants from local space agencies and space industry.
|Online Event URL||To be provided|
|Registration||Link to be provided|
|Live Streaming||Panel via zoom|
|Contact Person||Kasia Clatworthy|
An “APRSAF-27 Virtual Side Event” is an online event and can be proposed and organized by APRSAF participating organizations. The virtual side events must be relevant to the goals, objectives, and theme of the APRSAF-27. For details, please refer to the following documents: