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IAA Climate Change and Disaster Management Conference
Space Systems for the Benefit of Earth and Humankind

September 17, 2015
Mexico City, Mexico



Mexico City, Mexico

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Heads of Space Agencies and their delegations gathered, in company with policy makers, government representatives, distinguished scientists, and leading Academicians from all over the world, on Friday 18 September 2015 in Mexico City, for an unprecedented IAA Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management to follow-on with the 2010 Summit Declaration.  These renowned leaders from space-faring nations engaged in dialogue on topics of international concern, with the aim of providing an important message from the space community, just before the 21st UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change, held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

As an introduction to the Summit, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organized on Thursday 17 September 2015, a Pre-Summit Climate Change and Disaster Management Conference: Space Systems for the Benefit of Earth and Humankind, that invited authors to present papers in any of the following parallel sessions covering these topics: (1) Climate Change Challenges and Requirements for Space Systems, (2) Disaster Management Challenges and Requirements for Space Systems, (3) Technical Factors:  Enabling Technologies and Operational Constraints, (4) Data Distribution and Sharing: Technical, Policy, and Legal Considerations, (5) Role of Private Sectors for Downstream Applications, and (6) Major Drivers and Challenges for International Cooperation, (7) How to Align Worldwide Space Systems for Common and Shared Solutions, (8) Space Telemedicine Applications for Mitigation of Pandemic, (9) Use of Space Systems for the Protection of Archeological Patrimony.

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Early-Bird Registration
1 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2015
Abstract Submission Date
1 Apr 2015 to 15 Jul 2015
Paper Submission Date
22 Jul 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
International Academy of Astronautics