SGAC: Beyond a Network

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SGAC works on the international, national and local level to link together university students and young professionals to think creatively about international space policy issues and inject the new generation point of view into international space policy creation. In this presentation, SGAC members attending SSP13 will give an overview of the organisation and how ISU participants can get involved.

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  • US space event highlighting international thinking geared towards university students and young professionals Held in conjunction with the National Space Symposium 50 top young adults from 20 countries from various areas of space – government, industry, & academia Panel discussions moderated by top international space sector leaders Output reported at the AIAA's Space 2012 and at the National Space Symposium Over $20,000 in scholarships awarded
  • Background NEOs are comets and asteroids that have been nudged into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth's neighbourhood. The possibility of collision to Earth is low but exists. Space agencies and governments around the world are focusing their research on them. Key Objectives To identify key issues and areas of space safety and sustainability relating to current and proposed space operations To examine the safety and long-term sustainability of outer space activities in all aspects, taking into account the interests of all countries. To create an international space forum to showcase the youth’s perspective on the safety of space activities, and the sustainability of the space environment for future generations Key Objectives To inform the general public on how space technologies and space-derived information are valuable in disaster management To provide a channel for new perspectives which contribute to the research efforts on space technologies used in disaster management To provide a forum to those who have an interest in disaster management and space activities, and their impact on society
  • Background NEOs are comets and asteroids that have been nudged into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth's neighbourhood. The possibility of collision to Earth is low but exists. Space agencies and governments around the world are focusing their research on them. Key Objectives To identify key issues and areas of space safety and sustainability relating to current and proposed space operations To examine the safety and long-term sustainability of outer space activities in all aspects, taking into account the interests of all countries. To create an international space forum to showcase the youth’s perspective on the safety of space activities, and the sustainability of the space environment for future generations Key Objectives To inform the general public on how space technologies and space-derived information are valuable in disaster management To provide a channel for new perspectives which contribute to the research efforts on space technologies used in disaster management To provide a forum to those who have an interest in disaster management and space activities, and their impact on society
  • SGAC: Beyond a Network

    1. 1. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS Ryan Laird UK National Point of Contact ryan.laird@spacegeneration.org @rjmlaird Emmanuelle David Projects Co-coordinator emmanuelle.david@spacegeneration.org @Numhero http://spacegeneration.org/
    2. 2. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK • Concept of the Space Generation and SGAC Origins • SGAC Events • Current projects and endeavours • What do you do now? 07/11/13 IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS 2 CONTENT
    3. 3. Concept of the “Space Generation” and SGAC Origins
    4. 4. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK • A Bob Richards, Peter Diamandis, and Todd Hawley (ISU founders) reference • Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC): Non-profit organisation of university students and young professionals that are 18 - 35 years of age 07/11/13 IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS 4 Concept of “Space Generation”
    5. 5. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK • Has had permanent observer status in the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) since 2001 • Is a member of the UN Economic and Social Council since 2003 • Is headquartered in Vienna, Austria and is hosted by the European Space Policy Institute • SGAC has a volunteer network of ~4,000 members in 90 countries 07/11/13 IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS 5 Basic Facts about SGAC
    6. 6. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK • Becoming involved in and apply their work towards today's top space issues in a broader setting • Voicing their opinions • Access to scholarships • Building leadership skills • Connecting with current and future international space leaders 07/11/13 IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS 6 Benefits to Members
    7. 7. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK 07/11/13 IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS 7 Become a National Point of Contact (NPoC)!
    8. 8. SGAC Events
    9. 9. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK 07/11/13 IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS 9 Applications now open for SGC 2013! 19-21 September
    10. 10. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK 07/11/13 IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS 10 Space Generation Fusion Forum
    11. 11. Projects Groups
    12. 12. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK 07/11/13 12IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS • Near-Earth Object (NEO) Project Group @NEOProjectsSGAC • Space Safety and Sustainbility (SSS) • Space Technology for Disaster Management (STDM) @STDM_SGAC • Youth Global Navigation Satellite Systems (YGNSS)
    13. 13. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK 07/11/13 13IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS • Small Satellite Project Group @SGACSSPG • Space Law Project Group • Commercial Space Project Group
    14. 14. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK 07/11/13 14IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS • FFG/BMVIT/SGAC Space Apps Competition 2013 Deadline : August 10th • Move an Asteroid Deadline : July 15th • Space Solar Power Deadline: July 21st • $pace is Business! Deadline: July 7th
    15. 15. What do you do now?
    16. 16. SGAC: BEYOND A NETWORK • Go on the website and become a Member • Subscribe to the SGAC TALKLIST WHAT DO YOU DO NOW? 07/11/13 16IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON SPACE APPLICATIONS http://spacegeneration.org/ twitter.com/sgac www.facebook.com/spacegeneration www.youtube.com/spacegeneration Come speak with us!

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