About Working Groups
APRSAF currently organizes four working groups—Space Applications, Space Technology, Space Environment Utilization, and Space Education—to share information about the activities and future plans of each country and region in these respective areas. APRSAF also supports the establishment of international projects as solutions for common issues, such as disasters and environmental protection, so that participating parties will benefit from mutual cooperation.
From the APRSAF-1 to 7, we had plenary sessions focused on exchanging general information of each country and views to the future cooperation in the Asia Pacific region.
At APRSAF-8 & 9, we set up 4 working groups (WG), Earth Observation, Communication Satellite Applications, Space Environment Utilization, and Space Education and Awareness to embody the cooperation in our region. In consequence, we adopted the general recommendations which reflected the proposals by each W.G.
At APRSAF-10 & 11, there was a plenary session and three working groups, Earth Observation Working Group(EO), Communication Satellite Applications Working Group(CSA) and Space Education and Awareness Working Group(SEA). The issues regarding Space Environment Utilization was discussed at SEA. Through the discussion, each working group submitted their proposals to the plenary session and all participants adopted the recommendations.
At APRSAF-12, Space Environment Utilization Working Group (International Space Station Working Group) and Sentinel Asia initiative were newly established.
At APRSAF-21, responding to recommendations from APRSAF-20, the new framework for working groups was introduced toward socio-economic outcome-oriented structure. Under the new framework, more cooperation with user organizations, development aid agencies and other entities outside the space fields is expected to contribute to solving common issues in the Asia- Pacific region.
In this Website, we report the latest news from each WG.
For more information, please click the left side buttons of each WG.