The Global Space Applications Conference 2018
21 – 23 May 2018, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
Welcome to GLAC 2018!
It is with great pleasure that the IAF welcomes you to its upcoming event in the IAF Global Conferences series, the Global Space Applications Conference, GLAC 2018, to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay. This will be the first time ever that IAF takes one of its Global Conferences to South America and also the first time that it organises an event in Uruguay. GLAC 2018 is coorganised together with the Centro de Investigacion y Difuson Aeronautico-Espacial (CIDA-E), a member of the IAF since 1985 and one of ten IAF members from South America.
This conference will be a follow up on GLAC 2014 which was organised in Paris, France. During the 4 years since the previous GLAC, the international satellite-based applications community will have significantly moved forward with their respective planning and developments and it is therefore timely to take stock of the progresses and undertake an outlook to the future of space applications on a global scale, with a specific focus also on developing space nations, such as Uruguay.
GLAC 2018 is designed to encouraging the sharing of programmatic, technical and policy information, as well as collaborative solutions, challenges, lessons learnt, and paths forward among all nations with the desire to improve space applications and their usage.
The GLAC 2018 will provide an excellent opportunity to review the state of the art of satellite-based applications, with a focus on:
- Farming and fishing
- Integrated risk management
- Natural resources
- Legal Aspects (Legal Regulations)