SWF Facilitates Discussion on Base Infrastructure Requirements for Emerging Countries

Monday, April 29, 2019

Director of Space Applications Programs, Krystal Wilson participated in the Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC2019) in Marrakech, Morocco.  This event aimed at actively engaging emerging countries in the space scene by highlighting the socio-economic benefits of space applications, by understanding the various financial models for the optimal resourcing of national space programs, by identifying opportunities for technology and skills transfer, by creating awareness about the base infrastructure requirements needed for operationalizing national space programs, and by creating awareness on the essential legislative and policy elements that must be considered in establishing the foundation for national space programs. It brought together the international community, including senior representatives of the major space agencies, industry, governments, policy makers, academia and NGOs to present results, exchange ideas, debate roadmaps, and discuss the future opportunities provided by space activities to emerging nations.

Ms. Wilson moderated a discussion on April 24th a session on base infrastructure requirements. This session features a diverse set of speakers ranging from government agencies to industry to academia and aimed to identify the base infrastructure required for operationalizing efficient and effective national space programs and appreciate how to develop the appropriate skills and expertise required for the efficient operations of space infrastructure. It included a keynote address by Pilar Zamora, Executive Director, Colombian Space Agency.

Last updated on May 3, 2019