Michael Simpson Attended the International Space University's Southern Hemisphere Space Program

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Executive Director Michael Simpson spent a week "down under" helping students and faculty develop a White Paper on Space-facilitated improvement of food and water security. Joining with faculty from the International Space University and the University of South Australia, Dr. Simpson worked with the student research and drafting teams, lectured on key institutions related to the White Paper topic, and participated in field work that included the launch of a remote sensing payload on a stratospheric balloon. 

SWF Project Manager Laura Delgado López participated remotely, providing insights gathered through the Foundation's projects on human and environmental security, particularly through its support of capacity-building workshops in the use of recently released US digital elevation modeling data for water management.

 Participating in ISU's Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program, 31 students from 10 countries expect to have their White Paper finished by early February. Partially sponsored by SWF, the White Paper will be distributed to key decision makers around the world during the course of 2016


Event Materials

A copy of the White Paper Presentation is available here.

The summary can be found here, and the full report here.

Last updated on March 3, 2016