Tuesday, November 23, 2010

APRSAF-17 kicks off in Melbourne

The 17th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency forum has kicked off today in Melbourne, with delegates from 30 countries attending the forum. The forum, hosted by the Australian Space Policy Unit, has the them “The role of space technology and industry in addressing climate change”.

The Forum was welcomed today by Australian Space Minister Kim Carr - who highlighted his governments efforts to invest in the space sector and build up international partnerships.

The Forum will host four main working group sessions in parallel, including:
  • Earth Observation Working Group
  • Space Environment Utilisation (SEU) Working Group
  • Space Education Awareness (SEA) Working Group
  • Communication Satellite Applications Working Group
The forum continues from the 23rd to the 26th of November at the Crown Convention Centre.

For more information about the APRSAF-17 Forum, head over to their website here.

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