Updates: Applications for the Symposium are presently being accepted. The application deadline is 25 July 2014 .
In-follow up to the series of three UN/Austria/ESA Symposiums on Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development, held in Graz, Austria, from 2009 to 2011, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs will organize International Symposiums on Basic Space Technology Development in the regions that correspond to the United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Asia, starting in 2012.
The first Symposium in this series was held as the United Nations/Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium, was held in Nagoya, Japan, in 2012. The second Symposium was held as the United Nations/United Arab Emirates Symposium on Basic Space Technology, was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2013.
The present and third Symposium will be held as the United Nations/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology in Ensenada, Baja California and will focus on the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
The Symposium will be hosted by the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE) and the Mexican Space Agency on behalf of the Government of Mexico.
The Symposium objectives will build on the outcomes of the aforementioned BSTI Symposiums held from 2009 to 2013. The relevant symposium reports, containing the objectives, symposium summaries, observations and recommendations made by participants are available from http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SAP/bsti/fundamentals.html.
The objectives of the UN/Mexico Symposium will be to:
The Symposium Programme will be structured around the following technical sessions:
1. Capacity Building in Basic Space Technology Development
2. Small Satellites for Earth Observation and Disaster Management
3. Small Satellite Projects for Engineering Education
4. Space Technology Development Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean
5. Education Curriculum on Space Engineering
6. Regulatory and Legal Issues
7. Use of Space Technologies for Early Warning Systems
A detailed Symposium programme will be posted in due course.
Symposium participants should be involved in the planning or implementation of space technology development activities in international or national space agencies, governmental or non-governmental organizations, research institutions, industry, universities or other academic institutions. Participants are expected to have obtained university degrees in relevant study fields or should be enrolled in relevant studies. Professional working experience in one of the fields related to the theme of the Symposium is desirable. Applications from qualified female applicants are particularly encouraged. Invited participants will receive a formal invitation letter.
Applicants are encouraged to use the online application accessible through the link below:
Applicants unable to submit an online application should submit the attached fully completed application form and all other required documents in electronic format (.doc or .pdf) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
The closest airports to Ensenada, Baja California, are: Tijuana (TIJ) in Mexico and San Diego (SAN) in the USA.
This page was last updated on 26 June 2014.