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Canadian Space Exploration Workshop


Type: Workshop

Date: -

Duration: To be confirmed

Location: This workshop will be fully virtual.

Language: French and English

Target audience: Scientific and technical communities, universities, industry, government.


This event brings together scientific and technical communities from academia, industry and government to discuss Canadian science priorities and Canada's future in space exploration.


  • The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is pleased to invite you to register for the Canadian Space Exploration Workshop .
  • The deadline to register is 11:59 PM (ET) .
  • The Canadian Space Exploration Workshop is organized through a platform called Oxford Abstracts. In order to obtain access to the site, participants are required to create an account on the platform. We recommend you use your email address to create an account.


Call for ideas

  • CSA is looking for your planetary science, space astronomy, and astronaut health ideas for - via a workshop call for ideas. Please submit your great ideas via the online form at the link below to inform the workshop content and breakout sessions.
  • The call for ideas is open until 11:59 PM (ET) .
  • The e-poster submission link is now included in the Call for Ideas form. Please follow the instructions to download the template and submit your completed e-poster at the bottom of the Call for Ideas online form. Don't forget to indicate if you are a student!
  • The deadline to register and submit your e-poster is 11:59 PM (ET) .

Submit your ideas

Detailed description

The Government of Canada announced Exploration, Imagination, Innovation: A New Space Strategy for Canada on , with a major investment in the Lunar Gateway and a five year investment in the Lunar Exploration Acceleration Program.

This significant new dawn for Canadian space exploration occurs at the culmination of two decades of Canadian achievements in Planetary Science, Space Astronomy, and Astronaut Health research, where, notably:

The goal of this timely workshop is to develop a bold vision for the future of Space Exploration Science and Astronaut Health.

This will include a sustained vision for Canadian Planetary Science and Space Astronomy and prioritization of capabilities required for health research and health support/care and strategies for the development of improved countermeasures.

Join us in considering a vision for Canadian Planetary Science, Space Astronomy and Astronaut Health for the near term (), medium term (-), and to begin preparing for the exploration of deep space at the horizon! Pre-workshop ideas are being sought via a Call for Ideas in which:

CSA is committed to fostering a diverse and equitable Exploration community in Canada and seeks an inclusive workshop that enriches Canada's contribution to space exploration. We encourage diverse teams to participate.

Workshop format

The workshop is planned with consideration of the ten CSA Space Exploration Topical Teams that were recently selected and tasked to update the report "Canadian Space Exploration – Science and Space Health Priorities for Next Decade and Beyond" in the context of the CASCA Astronomy Long Range Plan, and the strategic horizon of . It will provide a forum for exploration program updates from CSA and other agencies.

It will also foster networking and exchange between Space Exploration Topical Teams, between science and industry, and amongst students and experienced members of the space exploration community. It will foster exchange in several ways:

While it is recognized how challenging networking and exchange remain in a virtual environment, the workshop will make use of virtual tools that aim to enhance the virtual experience.

Key dates

Key dates
Opening date Milestone Deadline

Call for ideas 11:59 PM (ET)

Registration and e-poster 11:59 PM (ET)


Program available N/A


Workshop N/A

Schedule overview

More information coming soon.

Student e-poster session

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For technical support with the Oxford Abstract online platform on submissions or registration, please email

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