United Nations/United Arab Emirates - High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 - 9 November 2017

Organized jointly by

the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency

Hosted by

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Venue: Grand Hyatt Dubai Hotel, P.O. Box 7978, Sheikh Rashid Road, Oud Metha Road, Dubai, UAE

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HLF 2017 Recommendations and observations

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MONDAY, 6 November 2017

OPENING AND WELCOME REMARKS
Welcome and opening addresses
Mohammed AL-AHBABI, Director General, United Arab Emirates Space Agency
Simonetta DI PIPPO, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Setting the scene - Simonetta DI PIPPO, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Assessing synergies between GNSS and Earth-observation in the development and market penetration of applications - Simonetta DI PIPPO, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Carlo des DORIDES, European GNSS Agency
Session 1: Space Economy
"Moderator: Andre RYPL, Brazil / Rapporteur: Markus WOLTRAN, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs"
The Luxembourg SpaceResources.lu Initiative: Vision, Goals, Challenges, Actions - Georges SCHMIT Luxembourg
ESA Grand Challenge: A Space 4.0 Initiative - Luca DEL MONTE, ESA
"New Space": Private capital and public support enabling growth of a wider array of "Space Players" - Paola LEONI, Italy
Enabling the Space Revolution - A Historic Opportunity for Humanity - Rick TUMLISON, Deep Space Industries
Community in Space: A Complimentary Campaign to Establishing the Global Framework of Principles and Policies to Improve the Community to be built in the Space Domain - Jose OCASIO-CHRISTIAN, LLC
Global Space Facility 4 Development - GSF4D: Operational CORPUS Fund and Facility to Deliver Commitments for Space2030 towards SDGs - Milind PIMPRIKAR, CANEUS International
New Generation Recoverable Satellite - An Advanced Space Platform for Space Environment Utilization - Xin LIU and Chen JIWEI, Tan MEI, CAST, China
New Space Industry - Talal AL QAISI, UAE Embassy Trade & Commercial Office
Adnan ALRAIS - MBRSC
Session 2: Space Society
"Moderator: Luc ST-PIERRE, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs / Rapporteur: Romana KOFLER, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs"
Human space activities for SDGs - Chiaki MUKAI, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
The new SpaceLand Center in Mauritius: benefits for Asian and African Countries - Celeste PETRAROLI and Carlo VIBERTI, SpaceLand
UAE space sector contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Noora AL RAFI and Mariam AL ZAROUNI, United Arab Emirates
Antoine GEISSBUHLER - Switzerland
Global partnership - Giovanni RUM, Italy
Geospatial solutions for sustainable development - Bruce MCCARRON, United Nations Development Programme
Moon Economic Forum / Lunar Development Initiative - Sebastian STRAUBE, Interstellar Ventures
Economic social and legal aspect of space activities in Africa: example of Morocco - Mohamed Said RIFFI TEMSAMANI, Morocco
Presentation Session 3: Policies and strategies for promoting sustainable development (PARALLEL SESSIONS)
Presentation Session 3A: Policies and strategies for promoting sustainable development (in parallel)
"Moderator: Sebastian STRAUBE, Interstellar Ventures / Rapporteur: Yeshey CHODEN, Bhutan"
Considerations on how to maximize the use of space technology in support of the Sustainable Development Goals - Krystal WILSON, Secure World Foundation
Remote sensing applications in support of public sector in Lebanon - Ghaleb FAOUR, Lebanon
Growing knowledge and experience in space technology in Kazakhstan - Assyl BAKASHEVA, Kazakhstan
The development of satellite communications in Lao PDR - Singthong KHAMONE, Lao PDR
Applications of space technology for socio-economic benefits in Mongolia - Damdinsuren AMARSAIKHAN, Mongolia
National space policy alignment with SDGs - Naser BIN HAMMAD, UAE Space Agency
Presentation Session 3B: Policies and strategies for promoting sustainable development (in parallel)
"Moderator: Ganiyu AGBAJE, Nigeria / Rapporteur: Zhu ZIHUA, Space Generation Advisory Council"
Turkish space program - Kuzu LOKMAN, Turkey
Space technology for sustainable development in Sudan - Initiative at University of Khartoum - Rayan IMAM, Sudan
Characterization of locations and durations of ionospheric irregularities causing GNSS signals scintillation over the low latitude regions in Africa - Joseph OLWENDO, Kenya
Space-based geospatial information for food security - Basuti BOLO, Botswana
Application of remote sensing for disaster and social risk management in MENA regions - Iskander TLILI, Tunisia
Abdulla BU SHEHAB - MBRSC
Side event session Global Partnership
Global Space Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

TUESDAY, 7 November 2017

Session 4: Space Accessibility
"Moderator: Michael SIMPSON, Secure World Foundation / Rapporteur: Du HUI, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs"
Dream Chaser Mission - Luciano SACCANI, Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems
Taner KODANAZ - Digital Globe
The Secure World Foundation's Handbook for New Actors in Space: best practices, capacity transfer, and integrating new actors into the governance domain of space - Christopher JOHNSON, Secure World Foundation
Lessons learned from end users: the Eurisy strategy to connect space and society - Dominique TILMANS, EURISY
Sustainability and security at sea in the context of the EU's Copernicus Earth observation program - Herman GREIDANUS, European Commission
Building the foundations for an international and cross-sector collaboration for a sustainable and permanent return to the lunar surface - Angeliki KAPOGLOU, Moon Village Association
Pete WORDEN - Breakthrough Initiatives
Khaled AL HASHEMI - UAE Space Agency
Presentation Session 5: Capacity-Building and Information Dissemination (PARALLEL SESSIONS)
Presentation Session 5A: Capacity-Building and Information Dissemination (in parallel)
"Moderator: Krystal WILSON, Secure World Foundation / Rapporteur: Angeliki KAPOGLOU, Moon Village Association"
Global PPP effort to create small satellites development facilities to provide access to space, space technology data and facilities - Milind PIMPRIKAR, CANEUS International
Where space can play a role in Bhutan? - Yeshey CHODEN, Bhutan
Organization of scientific research in international space projects - Denis RAKOV, Russian Federation
Artiom ANISIMOV - EOS Data Analytics
Online launch booking system for small satellites that works - Andrey MAXIMOV, Precious Payload Inc.
The Open Universe Initiative - Paolo GIOMMI, Italy
UAE Initiatives towards space capacity-building - Sheikha AL MESKARI, UAE Space Agency
Presentation Session 5B: Capacity-Building and Information Dissemination (in parallel)
"Moderator: Funmilola OLUWAFEMI, Nigeria / Rapporteur: Rayan IMAM, Sudan"
Maximizing the benefits of the UN Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for SDGs - Ganiyu AGBAJE, African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education, Nigeria
SGAC Asia-Pacific's ten-year outline on promoting future space collaboration among the next generation - Zihua ZHU, Space Generation Advisory Council
Women as Ambassadors for Space Science Education and Outreach in Nepal - Manisha DWA, Nepal
Space Agenda, a social media tool for global space-related events - Halit MIRAHMETOGLU, SpaceAgenda
Expanding space accessibility via capability-building and innovation - Danielle WOOD, United States
Space for Peace: space technologies as means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for a peaceful country - Edgard RODRIGUEZ, Colombia
Amel AMIN - UAE Space Agency
Mahmoud HUSSAIN - Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
Session 6: Space Diplomacy
"Moderator: Kenneth HODGKINS, United States of America / Rapporteur: Niklas HEDMAN, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs"
Improved global space governance and new opportunities for the future - Kuan-Wei CHEN, Canada
UNISPACE+50 and beyond - Andre RYPL, Brazil
North-South and cross-industry cooperation for space exploitation - Magda COCCO and Isabel ORNELAS, VdA
Global partnership for Space Exploration - Miyake MASAZUMI, Japan
Space sustainability and global space governance - the potentials of on-orbit servicing operations - Szewai CHIU, United Kingdom
The National Space Policy's overarching principle of space activities contributing to economic growth and socio-economic development - Nomfuneko MAJAJA, South Africa
Development of an International Framework Space Weather Services for UNISPACE+50 in the context of the Space2030 agenda - Ian MANN, Canada
Long-term sustainability of space activities - Naser AL RASHEDI, United Arab Emirates
Omran SHARAF - United Arab Emirates
Presentation Session 7: International Initiatives and Case Studies (PARALLEL SESSIONS)
Presentation Session 7A: International Initiatives and Case Studies (in parallel)
"Moderator: Nomfuneko MAJAJA, South Africa / Rapporteur: Manisha DWA, Nepal"
Progress of BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation - Hui JIANG, China
Application of spatial information technology in disaster mitigation and disaster relief - Xijin FENG, China
Use of satellite images for monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes in inaccessible area - Case of North Mali - Aboubacar TOURE, UNDP Mali
Monitoring environmental variables and earth system phenomena from space using nanosatellite technology - Kleber NACCARATO, Brazil
Space as cosmic laboratory - Andrea V. MACCIO, Abu Dhabi NYU
Meera ALSHAMSI - United Arab Emirates
Use of space applications - Abdulla AL MARAR, United Arab Emirates
Presentation Session 7B: International Initiatives and Case Studies (in parallel)
"Moderator: Rick TUMLINSON, Deep Space Industries / Rapporteur: Basuti BOLO, Botswana"
Microgravity research and applications: roles in economic prosperity and poverty reduction - Funmilola OLUWAFEMI, Nigeria
Preserving human history in space - a path to sustainable development and peace - Michelle HANLON, For All Moonkind, Inc., United States
Spaceflight meets geriatrics - Nandu GOSWAMI, Austria
Enrico FLAMINI - Italy
Cyber Security Law, its regulation and relevance for outer space - Pavan DUGGAL, India
Directed Energy and Kinetic Systems - the new threats for the critical space infrastructure - Marius Eugen OPRAN, Romania
Thor's Hammer: ASATs, cyberspace and human development - Roy BALLESTE, United States

WEDNESDAY, 8 November 2017

Special Session: Space Debris How serious is the space debris threat? How can we leverage the international efforts towards mitigation of space debris?
Moderator: Sumaya AL HAJERI, United Arab Emirates Space Agency
Khaled AL HASHEMI, UAE Space Agency
Niklas HEDMAN - United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Michael LINDSAY - One-Web
Michael SIMPSON - Secure World Foundation (TBC)
UNISPACE+50 SEGMENT OF HIGH LEVEL FORUM
Introductory Remarks
Chairman, United Arab Emirates Space Agency
TBC, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
Simonetta DI PIPPO, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
HIGH LEVEL PANEL: International Cooperation and Challenges towards UNISPACE+50
"Moderator: Simonetta DI PIPPO, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs / Rapporteur: Markus WOLTRAN, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs"
Space in the 21st century - a view from Europe - Didier LENOIR, European Union
Salem AL MARRI - Assistant Director General for Science & Technology Sector
Global partnership in space exploration and innovation - Kenneth HODGKINS, United States
Realizing Space2030 through multilateral cooperation - APSCO's Perspective - Xinjun LI, Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization
Space cooperation in Latin America - Rosa Maria RAMIREZ DE ARELLANO HARO, Incoming Chair of COPUOS
Societal challenges of global dimension - Space for Sustainable Development Goals - Friedrich Erwin Rudolf DÄUBLE, Germany
Mohammed Nasser AL-AHBABI - United Arab Emirates Space Agency
Space2030 and the SDGs: Seeking to broaden benefits through synergy - Michael SIMPSON, Secure World Foundation
Bernhard SCHMIDT-TEDD, Chair of the Working Group on the Status and Application of the five United Nations Treaties, Legal Subcommittee of COPUOS
International cooperation and challenges towards UNISPACE+50 - Pontso MARUPING, South African Council for Space Affairs
David KENDALL - Chair of COPUOS

THURSDAY 9 November 2017

Special Session: Empowerment of Youth in Space Exploration Sector
Moderator: Heyam AL BLOOSHI, United Arab Emirates Space Agency
Youth representatives from UAE Space Agency, MBRSC, Yahsat, Thuraya, Khalifa University, Sharjah University, UAE University, NY University, American University of Sharjah, Space Generation Advisory Council
HIGH LEVEL PANEL: Space as an Arena for Innovation, Integration and Investment
"Moderator: Naser AL RASHEDI, United Arab Emirates Space Agency Rapporteur: Luciano SACCANI, Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems"
Fostering innovation and technology transfer in support of socio-economic development - Gerd GRUPPE, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Gale ALLEN - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Donato GIORGI - Centre National D'études Spatiales
Mylswamy ANNADURAI - Indian Space Research Organization Satellite Centre
Piero MESSINA - European Space Agency
Chiaki MUKAI - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Mohamed AL JUNAIBI - UAE Space Agency
Andrey AFONIN - ROSCOSMOS
Enrico FLAMINI - Italian Space Agency
HIGH LEVEL PANEL: Space as an Arena for Innovation, Integration and Investment (continues)
Anond Snidvongs - Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development AgeTourency (GISTDA), Thailand
Jean-Jacques TORTORA - European Space Policy Institute
Frode MAURING - United Nations Development Programme in UAE
0G Peace Mission 2020 - Space diplomacy in the age of New Space - Namira SALIM, Space Trust
Marius-Ioan PISO - Romanian Space Agency
Activating the Next Generation - Clémentine DECOOPMAN, Space Generation Advisory Council
Amer AL SAYEGH - MBRSC
Luc ST-PIERRE - United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Review and approval of the recommendations for UNISPACE+50
"Moderator: Niklas HEDMAN, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs / Rapporteur: Romana KOFLER, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs"
Concluding Remarks
Simonetta DI PIPPO, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Mohammed Nasser AL-AHBABI, United Arab Emirates Space Agency, United Arab Emirates
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