United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations/Austria/European Space Agency Series of Symposiums

Since 1994 the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, in the framework of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, and the Government of Austria in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and other co-sponsors have been organizing a series of space-related Symposiums in Graz, Austria.

  • 1994-2002: The Symposiums addressed a wide range of space-related issues, such as the contributions of space technology and its applications to enhancing social, economic and environmental security, the potential of space for improving life, the cooperation of space industry in industrialised and developing countries, economic benefits of using space technology as well as the enhancement of the participation of youth in space activities.
  • 2003-2008: Following the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002, the Graz Symposiums contributed to the promotion of space-related activities in support of the WSSD Plan of Implementation.
  • 2009-2011: The Graz Symposiums became a vehicle to implement the United Nations Basic Space Technology Initiative (UNBSTI), focusing in particular on the role of small satellite programmes for sustainable development.
  • 2012-2013: Space Weather and the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI)

Themes of United Nations/Austria Symposiums 1994 to 2013

Date

Theme

Documents

16-18 September 2013

Space Weather Data, Instruments and Models: Looking Beyond the ISWI

A/AC.105/1051

18-21 September 2012

Data Analysis and Image Processing for Space Applications and Sustainable Development: Space Weather

A/AC.105/1026

13-16 September 2011

Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development: "Implementing Small Satellite Programmes: Technical, Managerial, Regulatory and Legal Issues"

A/AC.105/1005

21-24 September 2010

Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development: "Payloads for Small Satellite Programmes"

A/AC.105/983

8-11 September 2009

Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development

A/AC.105/966

9-12 September 2008

Space Applications for Sustainable Development to Support the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development "Space Tools and Solutions for Monitoring the Atmosphere and Land Cover"

A/AC.105/924

11-14 September 2007

Space Applications for Sustainable Development to Support the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development: "Space Tools and Solutions for Monitoring the Atmosphere in Support of Sustainable Development"

A/AC.105/904

12-15 September 2006

Space Applications for Sustainable Development to Support the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development: "Space Tools for Monitoring Air Pollution and Energy Use for Sustainable Development"

A/AC.105/877

13-16 September 2005

Space Applications for Sustainable Development to Support the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development: "Space Systems - Protecting and Restoring Water Resources"

A/AC.105/844

13-16 September 2004

Space Applications for Sustainable Development to Support the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development: "Water for the World: Space Solutions for Water Management"

8-11 September 2003

"Space Applications for Sustainable Development: Supporting the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development"

9-12 September 2002

"Enhancing the Participation of Youth in Space Activities"

A/AC.105/793

17-20 September 2001

"Enhancing the Participation of Youth in Space Activities -Implementing Recommendations of UNISPACE III"

A/AC.105/774

11-14 September 2000

"Enhancing the Participation of Youth in Space Activities"

A/AC.105/743

July 1999

Event in the framework of the UNISPACE III Space Generation Forum

A/CONF.184/L.14

7-10 September 1998

"Symposium on Economic Benefits of Using Space Technology Applications in Developing Countries"

A/AC.105/712

8-11 September 1997

"Space Industry Cooperation with the Developing World"

A/AC.105/683

9-12 September 1996

"Space Technology Applications for the Benefit of Developing Countries"

A/AC.105/646

11-14 September 1995

"Space Technology for Improving Life on Earth"

A/AC.105/615

12-15 September 1994

"Enhancing Social, Economic and Environmental Security Through Space Technology"

A/AC.105/586

(not available online)

Note: Most documents are available from the Official Document System of the United Nations at http://documents.un.org/ and from the website of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs at http://www.unoosa.org. Proceedings are available from the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.

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