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September 14-20, 2015 / Vol 34, No 37 / Hawai`i Island, USA

11 Sep 2015, 20:17 UTC
September 14-20, 2015 / Vol 34, No 37 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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IAA Summit and Space Conference in Mexico Address Climate Change and Disaster Management

The Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management takes place September 18 in Mexico City, organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Top leaders from spacefaring nations discussing topics of international / global importance with the objective of creating a clear and compelling message from the space community, ahead of the 21st UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change in Paris November 30 – December 11. Delegations from the agencies will also participate with policy makers, government representatives, scientists and academicians from around the world during a Pre-Summit Conference on the same topic and with the theme Space Systems for the Benefit of Earth and Humankind. Also hosted by the IAA, chaired by Madhavan Nair of India and Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez of Mexican Space Agency (AEM), the conference presents papers in parallel session including Technical Factors, Data Distribution and Sharing, Role of Private Sectors for Downstream Applications, Major Drivers and Challenges for International Cooperation, and Space Telemedicine Applications for Mitigation of Pandemic. Other International Program Committee representatives from AEM are Enrique Pacheco-Cabrera, Deputy Director for Space Science and Technology Affairs and ...

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