NordicBaltSat: Broadening the Base of Europe’s Space Community

Date:01 Feb 2012
Location:Estonia, Tallinn

Conference Objectives

The effects of climate change, conserving natural resources and avoiding negative impacts caused by pollution (in particular water), security and defence issues but also sustainable urban and territorial development are some of the common challenges affecting the Nordic-Baltic region. “Space Technology and Applications for Professionals” conference will focus on the potential of satellites to help tackle some of these and lots of other challenges, and support speedier, sustainable development in the Nordic-Baltic region. The Conference will be concluding event for the NordicBaltSat project which aims to utilize the existing and emerging potential of Nordic-Baltic dimension in critical satellite technologies and applications.

Due to the large scale and high cost of developing space technology, there are only few countries with the capability to undertake large-scale space programmes of their own. Therefore, for emerging space countries around Baltic Sea such as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland participation in European Space Agency (ESA) and the space activities of the EU in accordance with the jointly formulated European Space Policy provide the most important avenues for developing national space capabilities. As a response to current challenges creation of Joint Technology Programme is an attempt to coordinate research and space technology development in emerging space countries but also to support implementation of new, value-added services to enhance the quality of the public sector and to create new businesses. Furthermore, there is also a strong need for raise public awareness in those countries not only to show them possibilities, how to maximise the socio-economic benefits from space activities but also how to bring real value for citizens by using space applications.

In this framework, Conference aims to:

  • Improve the coordination process in space-related fields in emerging space countries by providing a long-term vision for space-technology R&D via “Joint Technology Program for Emerging Space Countries” and by facilitating international cooperation on space technology issues in close cooperation with ESA.
  • Raise the awareness of potential users of satellite service solutions by introducing results of dedicated “Space Awareness Program for Nordic-Baltic Region”.
  • Disseminate good practice experience among users of satellite services from around the Baltic Sea in emerging space countries.
  • Fostering dialogue and debate on space technology and application issues between governmental actors, end-users and service providers.

The Conference is targeted at the Baltic States, the Nordic countries and the whole of Europe on common ground to exchange views, learn from each other, stimulate new partnerships and join forces to support implementation of European Space Policy. Event will bring together researchers, market specialists, business executives, government representatives and leaders of regions to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results on diverse aspects of satellite services and technology development.

 
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"BROADENING THE BASE OF EUROPE'S SPACE COMMUNITY"


1-3 Feb 2012 in Tallinn


In The Conference Scope:
The Conference is targeted at the Baltic States, the Nordic countries and the whole of Europe as a common ground to exchange views, learn from each other, stimulate new partnerships and join forces to support implementation of European Space Policy. Event will bring together researchers, market specialists, business executives, government representatives and leaders of regions to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results on diverse aspects of satellite services and technology development.

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