World Space Week
Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 1,800 events in 73 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2015. With our new Theme “Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future” we aim to inspire even more events around the world in October 2016.
“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”
UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999
World Space Week 2016
“Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future”
Each year, the World Space Week Association (WSWA) selects a theme for the upcoming World Space Week (WSW) to provide a focus for the activities and events that take place throughout the world, during 4-10 October. WSWA is pleased to announce the theme for 2016: “Remote Sensing: Enabling Our Future,” an inward looking theme which celebrates Earth Observation from Space for the betterment of the human race. It means to highlight a host of classic Earth Observation missions such as the U.S. Landsat mission, the work of intergovernmental groups such as GEOSS Group on Earth Observations and emphasizes applications such as environment and agriculture monitoring, land use mapping and new uses such as location based services. Last year’s theme, “Discovery” celebrated the exciting discoveries in space, teaching us a lot about our origins and our future. According to Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, Executive Director, “The focus this year of the benefits of remote sensing is very timely because the rising use of imagery and data is expected to stimulate market growth and revolutionize how powerful tools and data enhance lives and enable a future that we can impact positively.” We are convinced that this exciting theme will help inspire event organizers to set up wonderful events at schools, universities, science centers, planetaria, astronomy clubs, companies and museums, making World Space Week 2016 the biggest ever, remarked Goran Nikolasevic, Operations manager!
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