|November 12-13, 2008||St John's, NL, Canada||MORSE User Consultation Workshop
The MORSE Initiative focuses on the information needs of Arctic coastal users in government, non-governmental, municipal, industrial and scientific organizations. Particular emphasis is on those needs that can be satisfied, in whole or in part, by EO data from satellites. This new initiative is jointly managed by the Canadian Space Agency and European Space Agency. The MORSE consultation workshop opens a dialogue with users and lays the foundation for a subsequent Request for Proposals and Invitation to Tender.
|Québec, Canada||20th anniversary of the St Lawrence Plan
The purpose of the St Lawrence Plan for a Sustainable Development is to help achieve sustainable development that promotes ecological integrity; environmentally responsible economic activities; community involvement; and informed, concerted and integrated governance of the St Lawrence River. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is a federal partner in this initiative and is involved in achieving certain objectives. The CSA is marking the Plan's 20th anniversary by organizing a conference entitled "The St Lawrence Seen From Space," which will be held during the "Secrets of the St Lawrence" science week.
|September 22-26, 2008||Frascati, Italy|| 2nd MERIS User Workshop
Through the Co-operation Agreement between the Government of Canada and the European Space Agency (ESA), Canada participates in the ENVISAT environmental satellite program. ESA is organising its second joint ENVISAT/MERIS workshop, which will be hosted at ESA ESRIN in Frascati to present the latest results and status of research and development projects.
|September 26-27, 2008||Glasgow, UK||IAF/UN/ESA Workshop On Integrated Space Technology Applications – Support to Managing Potentially Hazardous Events
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the International Astronautical Federation jointly organised the workshop on the theme "Integrated Space Technology Applications - Support to Managing Potentially Hazardous Events". The Workshop was held in conjunction with the 59th IAC in Glasgow, UK, and was co-sponsored by the European Space Agency. The Workshop addressed a range of space-related technologies, services and information resources available for support to hazard management from short-term emergency activation of resources to help for long-term planning of mitigation activities. The Canadian Space Agency has delivered a presentation entitled "Earth Observations Applications Support to Hazards, Disasters and Security".