Apply to be funded to attend the United Nations/Turkey/European Space Agency Workshop on Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits

14 June, 2010

Thanks to the continuous cooperation between SGAC and the UN OOSA, SGAC members are being offered the opportunity to attend 2010's UN/Turkey/European Space Agency Workshop on the theme "Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits" from 14-17 September 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey.

**Applications are due by June 22, 2010 -- please read further for full details including the application form**

Apply to be funded to attend the United Nations/Turkey/European Space Agency Workshop on Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits

14 June, 2010

Thanks to the continuous cooperation between SGAC and the UN OOSA, SGAC members are being offered the opportunity to attend 2010's UN/Turkey/European Space Agency Workshop on the theme "Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits" from 14-17 September 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey.

**Applications are due by June 22, 2010 -- please read further for full details including the application form**

1. Background

The last three decades of the 20th century has witnessed space technology finding increasing application and relevance in daily life, to the point where, nowadays, space applications are an indispensible part of the modern information society. Space-based systems deliver information and services that protect lives and the environment, enhance prosperity and security, and stimulate industrial and economic development.

Education, capacity building and space and society initiatives will be pursued to ensure that Turkey develops the requisite human capital to support national space activities, including the development of space application products and services. The policy also promotes enhanced space awareness at all levels of society as a means to build public understanding of the societal benefits of space technology.

It is also necessary to create favourable public perceptions guided towards supporting and raising funds for the sustainable space programs, to create awareness of space activities and its benefits to society, to ensure the incorporation of  the space related developments into even ordinary people’s daily lives.

2. Objectives and Expected Outcomes

The Workshop will contribute to international cooperation by providing opportunity to exchange updated information on Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits.

The specific objectives and expected outcomes of this workshop are to:

  • address principles for national, regional, and international cooperation in space technology development and its applications;
  • explore socio-economic benefits of using satellite remote sensing (including InSAR), satellite communications and GNSS;
  • strengthen regional awareness, information and data exchange networks on the use of space technology;
  • discuss the means, mediums and tools to create awareness among public, to outreach public, to promote and to attract public support about space programs, space activities and space technologies;
  • initiate pilot projects for joint work at the regional and international level;
  • develop ideas on space technology and infrastructure for research application, education, industry, space-based and ground-based space facilities and the establishment of space culture within the society.

3. Preliminary programme of the Workshop

The programme will include plenary sessions and sufficient time for discussions among participants to identify the priority areas where pilot projects should be launched and examine possible partnerships that could be established.

As a preliminary suggestion the following sessions will be organised:

  • Thematic Sessions:
    • Capacity building in space technologies: Contemporary education systems on space science and technology, science and society activities for  promoting space awareness, etc.
    • Remote sensing applications: Earth observation from space for natural and human induced hazards; case studies and lessons learned (earthquakes, sea pollution, etc.)
    • GNSS applications and satellite communication
    • Regional and international cooperation

4. Financial support

Within the limited financial resources available, a limited number of selected participants will be offered financial support to attend the Workshop. This financial support will defray the cost of travel (a round trip ticket – most economic fare – between the airport of international departure in their home country and Istanbul, Turkey) and/or the room and board expenses during the duration of the Workshop.

Funded participants will receive detailed information upon notification of their selection.

**Deadline for submission of applications**

 

The completed application form must be received by June 22 via email to SGAC at Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. or via post at:

Space Generation Advisory Council
c/o European Space Policy Institute
Schwarzenbergplatz 6
A-1030 Vienna
Austria

Please disregard the June 30 deadline, as documents to be endorsed by SGAC must be received by June 22, 2010 for processing.

Application form (PDF format, in English only): http://www.unoosa.org/pdf/sap/2010/UN-Turkey/UN_TR_Workshop_2010_info_09April.pdf

5. Additional Information

For further information and details about the conference, please see the conference website: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SAP/act2010/un-turkey/index.html

For up-to-date information on the Office for Outer Space Affairs, please see http://www.unoosa.org

For more information on The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, please see http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/





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