Bridging Space and Society: Strategies of Space Agencies to Foster the Uptake of Satellite‐Based Services
Tuesday 2 October 2018, 11:00 – 12:00
Location: Bremen Conference Center – CCB Hansesaal
Space agencies worldwide are promoting the creation and use of increasingly effective and accessible satellite-based services that contribute addressing social, economic and environmental challenges. The success of their endeavors will depend on their ability to seize final users’ needs and to reach out to public and private user organizations at the national, regional and local levels.
Indeed, to make satellite data and signals available to the public is not enough to actually transfer the potential benefits of space to society. For this to happen, such data and signals need to suit the needs of final users, to be embedded in their operations, and to finally enable the provision of better services to the public.
Eurisy proposes the organization of a roundtable to discuss the strategies adopted by space agencies to transfer the potential benefits of satellite applications to society.
The session will bring together representatives of space agencies, with the following objectives:
- Identifying best practices in the mechanisms and programmes designed by space agencies and supra-national organizations to promote the development and operational use of satellite-based services;
- Analyzing the challenges that the space community still faces to effectively reach out to civil society;
- Stimulating discussion on how to overcome the challenges and transfer the good practices identified to other contexts.
Speakers will give a short introduction on their activities, describing a case in which they successfully supported a public administration or a non-space private company to embed satellite-based services into their operations.
The moderator will ask them to analyze the main features of such experiences. In particular, the moderator will try to pinpoint some of the challenges that public and private organizations face to access and use satellite-based services, and to identify good practices that could be transferred to other contexts.
Simonetta DI PIPPO
Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)