Space for Human and Environmental Security in the Americas: Space policy, Long-term Sustainability and Cyber-health
When: Monday, April 23, 2012
Where: Room José Ma. Morelos, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Mexico D.F.
The Forum "Space for Human and Environmental Security in the Americas: Space policy, Long-term sustainability and Cyber- Health" will be held from 23 to 25 April 2012 at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (SRE) of Mexico, Room José María Morelos. The Forum is being organized by the Ministry in its role as Pro Tempore Secretariat of the VI Space Conference of the Americas (PTS-VI SCA); the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), the Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRECTEALC), affiliated to the United Nations, and Secure World Foundation (SWF).
Daily life activities and long-term sustainable development of the world depend to a significant extent on the use of Earth observation, communication and navigation and positioning satellites. Thus, the long-term sustainability of activities in outer space is intrinsically linked to better living conditions on Earth. National space policies that include the protection of current and future satellites and of the electromagnetic frequency bands in which they operate are needed. In addition, promoting the alignment of existing and future national space policies with the international legal regime on outer space and identifying common space application and research areas facilitates international and regional cooperation. The VI Space Conference of the Americas identified a number of application areas in which projects of interest to many countries in the Americas could be implemented.
Given the evident importance of human health in the region of the Americas, Cyber- Health (Tele-medicine, Tele-health, E-mobiles, Tele-education, Tele-epidemiology) is an area in which regional cooperation in the use of space technology can strengthen national capacities to provide health services, particularly to rural and isolated populations. Since the adoption of the Pachuca Declaration of the VI Space Conference of the Americas, the PTS-VI SCA, with the support of the recently created Mexican Space Agency and the participation of experts from several countries of the region, has developed a proposal for a regional Cyber-Health project. In June of 2011, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Public Health Agency Canada organized a Workshop on Space Technology for Public Health Actions in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation as a follow up to the final report of the Action Team on Public Health of the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). The recommendations of the Workshop, presented to the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of COPUOS during its session in February 2012, offer a good opportunity to create synergies with the proposed Cyber-Health project.
The objectives of the Forum are to:
- Promote space policies that support the long-term sustainability of activities in outer space as essential elements of sustainable development on Earth;
- Develop a the road map for the participation of all countries of the Americas in the Project Cyber-Health, identifying actions that could be taken in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation; and
- Exchange of information on national space policies and the possible identification of space application areas of common interest to countries from within and outside the Americas.
Participants will be informed of the ongoing work on the long-term sustainability of activities in outer space in COPUOS and other international fora and will discuss ways in which recommendations by their institutions to their governments can support those efforts. The Forum will review space applications that are critical for human security in a broad context, such as in food production, protection of the environment and disaster management.
Through dialogue roundtables that will deal with the thematic areas of the Forum, participating experts will share their visions regarding the immediate future of the space and national development agendas in the Americas.
The working languages will be English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation.
- Space policy
- Aligning national space policies with the UN Outer Space
- Towards harmonized hemispherical space agendas and policies
- Long-term sustainability of space activities
- Space and its relationship with cyber-health
- Space and the importance of human health in the region
- A regional agenda for cyber-health
- Governmental, institutional and public sector support for cyber-health
- Space for a safer tomorrow
- The use of space technology for food, energy and socio-economic security
- Climate change and the importance of space
- Space and national security
Watch the event coverage in spanish here.
- Camilo Guzmán, Universidad Sergio Arboleda - Colombia, " El Derecho Internacional del espacio y los Estados"
- Dr. Michael Mineiro, NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) International & Interagency Affairs (IIA), " National Legislation & Regulation of Space Activities"
- Dr. Ray Williamson, Secure World Foundation, "Principles and Drivers of Space Policy"
- Augusto Gonzalez, European Commission, DG Enterpice and Industry, Unit Space Policy, "La Politica Espacial Europea"
- Ariane Cornell, Space Generation Advisory Council, "Youth in the Development of Space Policy"
- Embajador Ciro Arevalo Yepes, International Astronautical Federation, Regional Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (IAF-GRULAC), "America Latina en la Conformacion de una Gobernabilidad Muntilateral del Espacio"
- Lic. Fermín Romero Vázquez, Secretario Pro Tempore 2011-2013 , Conferencia Espacial de las Américas, "Política espacial de México"
- Ken Hodgkins, US Department of State, " Treaties and Principles Related to International Space Cooperation"
- Michelle Ancona Reynolds, McGill University, "Multidisciplinary Space Education: A Bridge Between Technological Advances and Social Sciences to Ensure Long-term Sustainability of Space Activities"
- Ken Hodgkins, US Department of State, "UN COPUOS Long-term Sustainability of Space Activities"
- Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Secure World Foundation, " International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities vis a vis Other Space Security Initiatives"
- Dr. Ray Williamson, Secure World Foundation, " Assuring the Sustainability of Space Activities"
- José P. Solís Franco, Coordinación Nacional del Programa de Desarrollo Humano Oportunidades, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, " Implicaciones del Espacio en la Seguridad Alimentaria y la Seguridad Socio-Economica"
- María Cristina Rosas, "La Seguridad Humana y el Espacio"
- Agencia Espacial Mexicana, "Implicaciones del Espacio en la Seguridad Alimentaria y la Seguridad Socio-Economica"
- SAGARPA, "Aplicaciones geoespaciales para la gestión agroalimentaria"
- Francisco Xavier Salazar Diez de Sollano, CRE, " Uso del espacio en la seguridad energética y ante efectos del cambio climático"
- Luis Eduardo Pérez-Ortiz Cancino, CENAPRED, " Uso del Espacio y la Política para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastre en México"
- Carlos Duarte, Agencia Espacial Mexicana, " Uso del Espacio para la Seguridad Humana y Ambiental en las Americas:Política Espacial, Sostenibilidad a Largo Plazo y Ciber-Salud"
- Filipe Duarte Santos, University of Lisbon, " Space for Human and Environmental Security"
- Dr. Antonio Díaz de León, Planeación Ambiental e Integración Regional y Sectorial, " Uso del Espacio en la Seguridad Energética y ante efectos del Cambio Climático"
- Angélica Baptista Silva, IFF, "Tele-Medicina en Brasil"
- SOS, " Uso del Espacio para la Seguridad Humana y Ambiental en las Américas: PolíticaEspacial, Sostenibilidad a Largo Plazo y Ciber-Salud"
- Alex Wuensche, University of South Australia & ISU, "Tele-reach for the Global South"
- Dra. Amanda Gómez, Dr. Roberto Conte, AEM-SCT & Dr. Roberto Conte, CICESE, " Primer Diplomado Latino- Americano en CIBERSALUD"
- Dr. Carlos Salicrup Diaz de Leon, Medicina Aeroespacial - Piloto Aviador, "Medicina Aerospacial - Tele-Medicina"
- Arturo Serrano-Santoyo, " Towards a framework for Cyber-Health standardization in Mexico"
- Jesus Gonzalez Bernal, Marina Kasten Monges, "Tele-epidemiology in Chagas Disease Prevention"
- Amanda Gomez Conzalez, Tele-Health and Tele-Epidemiology, Pro-Tempore Secretary VI Space Conference of the Americas Mexico, " Advances of Pro-Tempore Secretary of VI Space Conference of the Americas - WG on Tele-Health and tele- Epidemiology"
- MEXSAT, " Telecomm y El Sistema Satelital Mexicano"
- Gral. De Div. P.A.D.E.M.A. Roberto B. Huicochea Alonso, SEDENA, "Espacio Aereo y la Seguridad Nacional"
- El Instituto Politécnico Nacional ante el Programa Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, "Programa Aeroespacial Politécnico"
- Jorge Sánchez Gómez, Agencia Espacial Mexicana, "Espacio y Seguridad Nacional"
For more information contact Ray Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org