International conference on space inaugurated
Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commissionis fully committed to promoting use of space technology and its applications for achieving Sustainable Development Goals adopted by UN member states.
This was said by Chairman SUPARCO, Maj Gen Amer Nadeem while addressing the inaugural ceremony of “3rd International Conference on Space 2022” themed as “Role of Space Technology and Applications in Socio-Economic Development.”
He was addressing the ceremony as chief guest.
The event was organized in cooperation with Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization , Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and Inter Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology.
Eminent experts of different faculties of space sciences & technologies from Azerbaijan, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, China, Canada, Egypt, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Switzerland, Senegal, Turkey, UAE and many more attended the event.
In his address, Chairman SUPARCO, Maj Gen Amer Nadeem, said today technology is not only assisting in determining new and alternate ways to save and reproduce depleting resources but also suggesting their effective utilization.
Space Technology also contributes greatly in confronting countless challenges in the fields of climate change, resource monitoring, disaster management and mitigation, health and education” he said.
He further added, ”SUPARCO has completed numerous important projects in Pakistan and few other countries related to Agriculture Monitoring, Disaster Management, Forest Estimation & Monitoring, Environment and GIS based Governance/Planning, all of which were focused on achieving the defined sustainable development targets.”
He expressed his gratitude to all the foreign/local participants and hoped that this event would be beneficial for everyone and this forum shall draw productive, fruitful and prosperous outcomes.
After the inauguration, 34 papers and a number of keynote speeches were made by national and international speakers/presenters. Inter Islamic Network on Space Sciences & Technology (ISNET) in collaboration with SUPARCO, Iranian Space Agency (ISA), Turkish Space Agency (TUA) and Azerbaijan Space Agency (Azercosmos) organized a panel discussion titled as “Promoting Space Education & Awareness in OIC Region: Lessons Learned from ISNET Member States.”
Workshop on “Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing” was another highlight of the day. During the conference, many interactive sideline activities have also been also organized including technical exhibition and poster display.
Technical exhibition is showcasing SUPARCO’s Air monitoring lab, Space van, CubeSat, 2D clinostat and much more.