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The Conference will bring together the global satellite-based services community, including senior representatives of the major space agencies. industry, governments, academia and NGOs. These leaders in their respective fields will converge in Paris to present results, exchange ideas, debate roadmaps, and discuss the future opportunities provided by satellite-based applications.
The comprehensive programme will include high-level round tables and 15 technical sessions that will address the most recent achievements in satellite-based applications and explore how industry, politics, and law will help shape the future environment for this exciting domain. The conference will start with a dedicated session for the representatives of Member States to UNESCO.
There are 4 plenaries, including a session on space systems for understanding and monitoring climate change, one with industry leaders on challenges for the space-based services market, and another on the role of governmental agencies in developing space-based services.
GLAC features 8 different topics, each with up to 3 sessions. Sessions will involve introductory lectures, poster-based presentations and panel discussions. The 8 topics are:
1. Integrated satellite-based applications
Coordinated by Amnon Ginati, ESA and John M. Horack, Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc.;
2. Legal and regulatory aspects, including management of radio frequency issues
Coordinated by Yvon Henry, ITU and Tanja Masson-Zwaan, IISL;
3. New services from satellite-based mobile telecommunication and positioning
Coordinated by Otto Koudelka, Graz University of Technology and Manfred Wittig, MEW Aerospace;
4. Services combining satellite-based remote sensing and positioning
Coordinated by Werner R. Balogh, UNOOSA and Robert Missotten, Retired UNESCO;
5. Satellite-based observations in the global monitoring of climate changes
Coordinated by Filipe Duarte Santos, University of Lisbon and Natarajan Ishwaran, International Center on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage;
6. Satellite-based services and products in support of disaster management
Coordinated by Larry Paxton, Applied Physics Laboratory, the Johns Hopkins University and Stuart Marsh, University of Nottingham
7. Solutions for barriers to access to application services, requirements for capacity building and knowledge management
Coordinated by Mario Hernandez, International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
and Brent Smith, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
8. Initiatives taken by universities to foster education in satellite-based applications
Coordinated by Philippe De Maeyer, Gent University