Global Space Development Summit

November 12 – 13, 2009

The Summit, co-organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the Space Foundation, and co-sponsored by American Astronautical Society (AAS), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), involved high-level political, agency, academic and industry participants from space-faring nations around the world in discussions of the benefits and challenges of international cooperation in space. Over the course of two days, summit participants examined critical developments on issues related to space exploration and Earth observations. This event is the second of what we hope will become an annual summit intended to focus on the future of international coordination and governance structures for space development and exploration.

November 12, 2009:

8:30 AM  
    Convene with Coffee/Breakfast

9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Dr. John HAMRE, President and CEO, CSIS;
Mr. WU Zhuo, Vice President, CASC

Panel: Global Cooperation in a New Space Era
Moderator: Mr. Arnaud DE BORCHGRAVE, Director, Transnational Threats, CSIS
•    Mr. LI Hong, General Secretary, China Arms Control Association
•    Dr. V.P. VAIDIK, Chairman, Council for Indian Foreign Policy
•    Dr. Raymond KROMMENACKER, Regional Coordinator for Asian and Pacific Economies, WTO
•    Mr. Pierre BETIN, Senior Advisor, CSIS
Question and Answer

10:45 AM - Break

11:00 AM
Panel: Lunar programs present and future
Moderator: Mr. Brendan CURRY, Vice President for Government Affairs, Space Foundation
•    Dr. Jim REILLY, Dean of the School of Science and Technology, American Public University System, Former NASA Astronaut
•    Mr. JIA Yang, Director, China Lunar Exploration Program, China Academy of Space Technology
•    Mr. Deviprasad KARNIK, Counsellor(Space), Indian Space Research Organization, Indian Embassy to the US
•    Dr. John OLSON, Exploration Transition Manager, NASA
•    Prof. Pascale EHRENFREUND, Vice-Chair of COSPAR Planetary Exploration Panel
Question and Answer

12:30 PM – Lunch
Luncheon Speaker: Mr. David THOMPSON, AIAA President 2009-2010

2:00 PM
Panel: Cooperation among Space Enterprises
Moderator: Mr. Robert DICKMAN, Executive Director, AIAA
•    Mr. Brewster SHAW, Vice President & General Manager, Space Exploration, The Boeing Company
•    Mr. YIN Liming, President, China Great Wall Industry Corp
•    Mr. Michel LAROCHE, Senior Vice President for Research and Technology, Safran Corporation
•    Mr. David THOMPSON, Chairman & CEO, Orbital Sciences Corporation
Question and Answer

3:30 PM - Break

3:45 PM
Panel: Policy Elements of Space Exploration
Moderator: Mr. Ken HODGKINS, Director, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, US Department of State
•    Mr. François RIVASSEAU, Deputy Chief of Mission, French Embassy to the US
•    Mr. JIN Ju, Minister Counselor, Chinese Embassy to the US
•    Mr. Damon WELLS, Senior Policy Analyst, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Question and Answer

5:00 PM
    Final Remarks  
November 13, 2009
Symposium on Earth Observations: A Future Informed By Sound Science

8:30 AM  
Convene with Coffee/Breakfast

9:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks:  Dr. John HAMRE, President and CEO, CSIS

Keynote: Viewing the Earth Comprehensively Ms. Shere ABBOTT, Associate Director, Energy and Environment, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Panel: The Value of Earth Observations for Achieving Climate Policy Goals
Moderator:  Ms. Helen WOOD, USGEO Co-Chair (NOAA)
•    Dr. Amy LUERS, Environment Program Manager, -  Earth Observations and IT for Climate Risk Management
•    Ms. Lindene PATTON, Chief Climate Product Officer, Zurich Financial Services - Planning for Disaster: Perspectives of the Insurance Industry
•    Dr. Compton TUCKER, Senior Earth Scientist, Earth Sciences Division, NASA - Prediction of a Rift Valley Fever Outbreak using Earth Observations
•    Dr. Leonard HIRSCH, Senior Policy Advisor, Smithsonian Institution - Aligning the Stars for Earth Observations
Question and Answer

11:00 AM - Break

11:15 AM
Panel: Critical National Investment Issues for Meeting the Information Needs of Policy Makers
Moderator: Mr. Gregory WITHEE, Director, International Programs, USGS
•    Dr. Anthony JANETOS, Director, Joint Global Change Research Institute,  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/University of Maryland – National Academies Earth Science and Applications Decadal Survey
•    Ms. Lyn WIGBELS, Senior Associate, Space Initiatives, CSIS – CSIS Earth Observations and Global Change Study
•    Dr. Philip DECOLA, USGEO Co-Chair (OSTP) - Observing Earth's Vital Signs
•    Dr. Dixon BUTLER, Professional Staff, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives – Congressional Perspective
Question and Answer    

12:15 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM
Federal Roundtable: Earth Observation Investment Decisions for the Future
Moderator:  Dr. Philip DECOLA, USGEO Co-Chair (OSTP)
•    Dr. Michael FREILICH, Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
•    Ms. Mary KICZA, Assistant Administrator for Satellite & Information Services, NOAA
•    Dr.  Bryant CRAMER, Associate Director for Geography, USGS
•    Dr. Gary FOLEY, Earth Observation Systems Executive, USEPA Office of the Science Advisor
Question and Answer

3:00 PM - Break

3:15 PM
Panel: Global Challenges, Global Solutions
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
Moderator: Dr. José ACHACHE, GEO Secretariat Director
•    Dr. Zoran STANČIČ, Former GEO Co-Chair for the European Commission
•    Ms. Shere ABBOTT, GEO Co-Chair for the United States
•    Mr. ZHAO Datong, GEO Co-Chair Alternate for China

4:30 PM
Concluding Remarks