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The 7th Edition of the Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructures, Mamaia, 2-3 August 2018

on 03 August 2018

Between 2-3 August 2018, the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), together with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organised the 7th edition of the Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructures. This year's theme was "Ways, Means, Resilience". The event took place in Mamaia, Romania.

When it comes to the functioning of advanced societies, the increasing dependence on certain space systems places them firmly in the area of critical infrastructure, whose disruption or destruction would generate lasting damage. In this context, the aim of the event is to bring space experts at the same table and build a common rationale and straightforward understanding of the ways in which short and long-term space-related action should be framed for the benefit of all actors involved.

Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso, the President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), opened the conference and later on presented the conclusions from UNISPACE+50, the United Nations Global Space Summit that took place in Vienna, on 18-21 June.

The opening session was attended by Mr. Toma-Florin Petcu, President of the Sub-Committee for Space, Chamber of Deputies and Ms. Manuela Catrina, Secretary of State, Ministry of Communication and Informational Society.

Among the topics presented at the event were: Romania's accession to the EU SST Consortium; observational opportunities for Near Earth Objects; the GovSatCom project etc.

The event also included a round table discussion on "Global and European Trends on Space Critical Infrastructure" as well as a discussion dedicated to the ROSA Centre for Space Critical Infrastructures.

Image Credit: ROSA