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APRSAF-23

Meeting Details

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Dates

15-18 November 2016

Venue

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila, 1300, Philippines.

Theme

Building a Future through Space Science, Technology and Innovation

Organizers

The 23rd session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-23) will be co-organized by the following organizations:

Philippines: Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and
Development - Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines (DOST-PCIEERD)
Japan: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The APRSAF-23 will also be supported by the following organizations:

Philippines: Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI)
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS)
Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI)
Department of Tourism (DOT)
Japan: National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
Ministry of the Environment (MOE)
Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Overall Schedule of APRSAF-23

Plenary and Working Groups
Dates Event Venue
15-18 November APRSAF-23
- 15-16 November
  Working Group Session
- 17-18 November
  Plenary Session
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
APRSAF Activities & APRSAF Related Projects
Dates Event Venue
12-13 November 2016 Water Rocket Event and Can Satellite Competition University of the Philippines
Los Baños College, Laguna
14 November 2016 SAFE Workshop Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Kibo-ABC Workshop
14-16 November 2016 8th Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA) Conference
16 November 2016 New Cooperation Session
15-18 November 2016 Poster Contest
Exhibition
17 November 2016 Welcome Reception hosted by DOST-PCIEERD
18 November 2016 Cultural Tour Philippine National Museum and Rizal Park

Plenary Session

The Plenary Session of the APRSAF-23 will be held from 17 to 18 November 2016.

The General Co-chairs are:
  Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara
    Undersecretary for Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology(DOST)
  Mr. Ryuichiro Shirama
    Deputy Director General, Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education,
    Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT)

Working Groups

Prior to the Plenary Session, the following working group sessions will take place in parallel from 15 to 16 November 2016. The concept notes for four working groups and initiatives are on:
APRSAF-23 Working Groups
Participants who wish to present are requested to submit abstracts (approximately 400 words in length) to the APRSAF Secretariat when registering.

The Working Group co-chairs are listed below:

Space Applications Working Group (SAWG):
Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr. Director, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, DOST-PHIVOLCS
Dr. Shinichi Sobue Senior Engineer, Space Technology Directorate I, JAXA
Space Technology Working Group (STWG):
Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr. Acting Director, Advanced Science and Technology Institute, DOST-ASTI
Dr. Takanori Iwata Director, Chief Engineer Office, JAXA
Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG):
Dr. Rogel Mari D. Sese Focal Person, Philippine Space Science Education Program, DOST
Mr. Fumiaki Tanigaki Associate Senior Engineer, Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Utilization Center, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, JAXA
Space Education Working Group (SEWG):
Dr. Josette T. Biyo Director, Science Education Institute, DOST-SEI
Mr. Nozomu Sakuraba Director, Space Education Center, JAXA

APRSAF Activities

i. SAFE Initiative Workshop
Date: 14 November 2016
Venue: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Reference: http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/SAFE/

<Contact for further information>:
Dr. Masahiko Honzawa
E-mail: honzawa.masahikojaxa.jp TEL: +81-50-3362-4116

ii. Kibo-ABC Initiative Workshop
Date: 14 November 2016
Venue: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Reference: http://www.aprsaf.org/initiatives/kibo_abc/

<Contact for further information>:
Ms. Yoshimi Osada
E-mail: Kibo-ABCaprsaf.org TEL: +81-50-3362-3387

iii. New Cooperation Session
Date: 16 November 2016
Venue: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

This session explores opportunities for further space related cooperation through the framework of the APRSAF. With this in mind, the session provides presentation opportunities for those who have proposals of new cooperation ideas that are not currently addressed in the APRSAF working groups.

Co-chair:
Dr. Gay Jane Perez
Professor, Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology,
University of the Philippines Diliman

Mr. Masanobu Tsuji,
Director of JAXA Bangkok Office

<Contact for further information>:
APRSAF Secretariat    E-mail: secretariataprsaf.org

iv. Water Rocket Event and Can Satellite Competition
Co-organizers: DOST and JAXA
Date: 12-13 November 2016
Venue: University of the Philippines Los Baños College, Laguna
Jose R Velasco Ave, Los Baños 4031, Laguna, Philippines

Reference:
Water Rocket Event
  - Outline
  - Rules for Launch Competition
Can Satellite Competition
  - Outline
  - Rules for Launch Competition

<Contact for further information>:
Mr. Yuki Ishida
E-mail: z-kokusaiedu.jaxa.jp TEL: +81-50-3362-6438

v. Poster Contest
Theme: “My Dream Planet”
Co-organizers: DOST and JAXA
Date: 15-18 November 2016
Venue: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Reference:
  - Rules

<Contact for further information>:
Mr. Yuki Ishida, JAXA Space Education Center
E-mail: z-kokusaiedu.jaxa.jp TEL: +81-50-3362-6438

vi. 8th Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA) Conference
Date: 14-16 November 2016
Venue: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Reference: http://www.multignss.asia/conference.html

<Contact for further information>:
Dr. Kazutoshi Sato
E-mail: satoh.kazutoshijaxa.jp TEL: +81-50-3362-7163

vii. APRSAF-23 Exhibition
Date: 15-18 November 2016
Venue: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Layout: APRSAF-23 Exhibition Layout

Further details will be available at APRSAF-23 Exhibition

<Contact for further information>:
APRSAF-23 Secretariat
E-mail: aprsaf23aprsaf.org

Welcome Reception

A reception will be organized and hosted by the DOST-PCIEERD at Sunset Pavillion, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on Thursday evening, 17 November 2016 to welcome the participants of the APRSAF-23. The schedule will be announced in due course.

Cultural Tour

Destination: National Museum and Rizal Park
Location: Taft Ave, Ermita, Maynila, 1000 Kalakhang Maynila,
Date : 18 November 2016
Time : 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: To be announced

For more details about the Cultural Tour, please refer to APRSAF-23 Cultural Tour.

Points of Contact for APRSAF-23

Ms. Kumiko Tanabe, APRSAF-23 Secretariat
c/o Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
ochanomizu sola city, 4-6 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8008, Japan
E-mail: aprsaf23aprsaf.org or FAX: +81-3-5209-3205

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