|Bridging Space Innovation Opportunities: Perspectives on Asia-Pacific Experiences|
|Organizer||Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and Pacific Forum International|
Bridging Space Innovations Opportunities: Perspectives on Asia-Pacific Experiences
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic shift in the center of gravity in space innovation. Once mainly the province of state-related actors, innovation is now increasingly led by commercial space, often in close connection with civil and military space partners. While this is a process already underway in leading space nations, in the Asia-Pacific, momentum in this direction remains mixed. Space industrial bases vary considerably across the region, and so too do the relationships among civil, military and commercial space sectors. Regulatory and institutional patterns also diverge widely, and in some cases, tend to lag developments in advanced space nations.
Towards fostering a more dynamic space innovation environment in the Asia-Pacific, a dialogue among advanced and emerging Asia-Pacific space nations will be extremely productive, permitting an exchange of perspectives on the current state of space innovation across the region, and more crucially, the different experiences of developing relationships, institutions and regulatory frameworks to facilitate collaborative space innovation across sectors and players. This APRSAF-28 Side Event will be a platform for an initial discussion of these issues, identifying and paving the way for enhanced approaches to space innovation and further regional discussions and potential cooperation.
AGENDA (updated November 9)
|Date||10:00am Nov. 22, 2022 Tokyo Time / 08:00am Nov. 22, 2022 Hanoi Time /
03:00pm Nov. 21, 2022 Honolulu Time
|Online Event URL||NA|
|Contact Person||Dr. Kristi Govella|
|Space4Diversity: Promoting Diversity in the Asia-Pacific Space Sector|
|Organizer||Space Generation Advisory Council,
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
|Event Description||Gender equality and diversity are becoming very important issues in the space sector. In the Asia-Pacific region, we can see a significant gap in this area. This is becoming heavily important particularly in promoting more women participation in the space sector in the region.
The main objective of this event is to raise awareness of gender diversity in the space sector and empower more women participating and staying in the sector. This event aims to be a platform for knowledge and experience sharing of students, young professionals, and space leaders in Asia-Pacific especially of women, from women entrepreneurs in the industry to scientists. We aim to discuss common challenges and barriers to participation of girls and women in space. This event is open to students, young professionals, and professionals in the space sector.
Event 1: 15:00-16:00, 16 November 2022, in-person
Event 2: 17:00-19:30 (JST, UTC+9), 26 November 2022, on-line
Naoko Yamazaki, Astronaut
|Online Event URL||https://spacegeneration.org/event/space4diversity-webinar|
|Contact Person||Bernadette Detera
|Cosmic Sandbox S01E03 | Space4Climate|
|Organizer||Asia Pacific Oceania Space Association (APOSA)|
The event consists of three elements as follows: a panel discussion, Cosmic Sandbox, and a media contest on the same topic.
The panel discussion is held on the topic, ‘NewSpace in Asia Pacific Climate Change Actions’, for a duration of 75-90 minutes (maximum) on November 26, 2022.
The panel consists of three experts from different backgrounds such as space law, space policy, and business.
Devleena Bhattacharjee, Founder, and CEO, Numer8 Analytics, a geo-data science company that analyzes satellite data for helping marine fisherfolk. She will be speaking from the perspective of the NewSpace Business.
David LX Ho, Co-founder, Malaysia Space Initiative, is a space law expert. He has extensively researched space law and policy, especially in the A-Pac region, and will be representing the NewSpace Law and Policy perspective.
Multidisciplinary design thinking workshop
The Cosmic Sandbox, a multidisciplinary design thinking workshop, is held on the challenge theme ‘NewSpace in Asia Pacific Climate Change Actions’, for a duration of 4 hours (maximum) on November 27, 2022.
There will be a briefing session during this workshop, followed by ice-breaking activity and a series of brainstorming sessions. The participants will be provided with a series of brainstorming boards with questions to guide their thought processes and streamline the discussions.
The focus of the brainstorming sessions is to empathize with the different affected communities, compare the empathy chart of different communities and nail down the commonalities, differences, and anomalies. Finally, the last brainstorming session will be about how these translate to business, policy, and technological requirements.
The media contest will be open to submissions from November 6 to 27, 2022. The goal of the media contest is to illustrate the unique needs, challenges, and capabilities of a community in Asia Pacific Oceania, in the face of the changing climate.
The submissions can be of any format: poems, digital artworks, paintings, comics, photos, reels, memes, etc. The only limit is the creativity of participants.
Submissions are particularly encouraged from students, and are not limited to APRSAF attendees, nor to professional artists, nor to those with experience of the space field.
NOTE: All three elements of the event will be open for registration together or separately according to the interest of the participants.
|Date||26, 27 November 2022|
|Online Event URL||Link will be provided upon registration|
|Registration||https://tinyurl.com/cosmic-sandbox-s01e03 (for panel discussion and workshop)
http://tinyurl.com/spacemediacontest (for the media contest)
|QR code for registration|
|Contact Person||Dr. Sindhu Paramasivam,
Chair and Head of Research,
Asia Pacific Oceania Space Association
|UNOOSA Capacity-Building Activities and Collaborations for the Asia- Pacific Region|
|Organizer||United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)|
This side event will give participants an overview of UNOOSA, and introduce 2 capacity-building activities that are open for all United Nations Member States in the Asia-Pacific region:
Venue: Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) VNSC Building (A6) Room 903
For more about UNOOSA, please see https://www.unoosa.org/
|Date||Tuesday 15 November 16:45-17:45pm Vietnam time|
|Online Event URL||N/A|
|Registration||(If necessary) https://forms.office.com/r/gFG2bzi3n5|
|Live Streaming||(If available)|
|Contact Person||Hazuki MORI
Expert, Space Applications Section, UNOOSA
|Expanding Open Data Cube (ODC) Applications in Asia-Pacific Region|
|Organizer||Taiwan's National Space Organization (NSPO)|
|Event Description||The first Open Data Cube-related side event, entitled “Building Resilience Using Open Data Cube (ODC) in Post-COVID Era, was held on APRSAF-27. This year, NSPO continues the successful achievement by 2021. The major objective is not only to promote the ODC in the Asia-Pacific, but also to illustrate and share more practical case studies and handful technologies in Earth observation activities. All APRSAF members are invited to share the ODC developments, resources, and its applications and experiences. In addition, international coordination and contribution to open data cube development are presumed and expected in the Asia-Pacific regions. The topics to be discussed at the side event will include: (1) Open Data Cube development and its capabilities, (2) Open Data Cube substantially supports the social needs of the Asia-Pacific region, and (3) International Collaboration in global earth observation and Open Data Cube applications. In addition, a well-organized training course will be delivered. The courses cover the handful technologies in the cloud computing platform and practical case study: Paddy rice recognition using satellite images and AI model. More information can be found by the link: https://www.nspo.narl.org.tw/activity_view.php?c=22102501|
|Date||November 22 (Tuesday) 2022, 1PM- 5PM (UTC+7)|
|Online Event URL||https://nspo.webex.com/nspo-tc/j.php?MTID=mb527d109c2347910d37e138634e5c753|
|Contact Person||Jill Chou|