GLAC Programme

Opening Plenary

Mrs Barbara Ryan, Director, GEO Secretariat
Prof. Armin Grün, Professor Emeritus, University of Zurich
Mrs Claire Jolly, Head of Space Forum, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Dr Sandile Malinga, CEO, South African National Space Agency
Ms Wendy Watson-Wright, Executive Secretary, IOC

PLENARY 1: “SPACE-BASED SERVICES: A CHALLENGING MARKET”, 2 JUNE 14:00 – 15:30

Moderator: Prof. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chairman of the IAF Committee on the Liaison with International Organisations and Developing Nations (CLIODN)

Mr Marcello Maranesi, President, e-Geos
Dr Carlo Des Dorides, Executive Director, GSA (European GNSS Agency)
Mr Miguel Bello’Mora, CEO, Deimos Space S.L.
Dr James Cemmell, Head of Government Affairs, Inmarsat
Dr Stefaan De Mey, Secretary General, Eurisy
Mr Michel de Rosen, Director General, Eutelsat SA
Mr Philippe Pham, Managing Director, Spot Image
Mr Stephane Israël, Président Directeur Général, Arianespace 
Mr Steve Collar, CEO, O3b Networks (invited)

PLENARY 2: “SPACE SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING AND UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE CHANGE”, 3 JUNE 11:00 – 12:30

Moderator: Prof. Filipe Duarte Santos, Physics and Environmental Sciences Professor at the University of Lisbon

Mr Christian Egenhofer, Head of Energy and Climate programme, Center for European Policy Studies
Mr Chu Ishida, Acting Senior Chief Officer of International Relations for Satellite Applications, JAXA
Mr Peter Breger, Deputy Head, Unit G2 Copernicus services (invited)
Dr Cyril Moulin, Director, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (invited)
Dr William Lahoz, Scientist, Norvegian Institute for Air Research (invited)
Dr Olivier Boucher, Science Strategic Head, Met Office UK and CNRS (invited)

PLENARY 3: “THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES IN DEVELOPING SPACE-BASED SERVICES”, 4 JUNE 14:00 – 15:30

Moderator: Mr Gerard Brachet, co-chair of the GLAC Programme Committee and former Vice President of IAF

Prof. Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General, European Space Agency
Prof. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of Executive Board, DLR
Dr Sandile Malinga, CEO, South African National Space Agency
Mr Shizuo Yamamoto, Vice-President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Mr Augusto Gonzales, Head, Unit G1 Copernicus services
Mr Jean-Yves le Gall, President, CNES
Mr Alain Ratier,Director General, EUMETSAT
Mr Werner Balogh, Programme Officer, Space Applications Section, UNOOSA
Mr W. Zhang, Director, Observing and Information Systems Department, World Meteorological Organisation
Ms Catherine Mealing-Jones, Director of Growth, UK Space Agency
Mr Oleg Ostapenko, Head of Roscosmos

Technical Programme:

1. Integrated satellite-based applications
2. Legal and regulatory aspects, including management of radio frequency issues
3. New services from satellite-based mobile telecommunication and positioning
4. Services combining satellite-based remote sensing and positioning
5. Satellite-based observations in the global monitoring of climate changes
6. Satellite-based services and products in support of disaster management
7. Solutions for barriers to access to application services, requirements for capacity building and knowledge management
8. Initiatives taken by universities to foster education in satellite based applications

 

GLAC at a glance

 

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Important Deadlines

Call for Abstract Closes
16 Dec 2013
Paper Acceptance Notification
28 Feb 2014
Online Registration Opens
28 Feb 2014
Online Registration Closes
         1 June 2014
Conference Opening
02 Jun 2014