Programme / Inspiring a Nation through Space Weather

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Tuesday / 6 DEC

14:30 - 16:00

Side event:
Inspiring a Nation through Space Weather
Venue: Meeting Rooms 2.44-2.46

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) recently launched a 24/7 operational Space Weather capability that was built on a strong research and development legacy, provides a domestic capability to enable risk mitigation and empowered decision-making, and contributes towards the development of a national capability in critical skills that improves domestic and regional know-how while enabling mitigation against a natural risk. The capability has positioned SANSA to participate in the Global Challenge of Space Weather, and through this positioning Space Weather has been used as a driver to inspire and drive awareness, advocacy, skills development and the knowledge economy. This panel discussion will ignite a conversation around how a space science subject has made a difference in the lives of real South Africans.