Secure World Foundation and the Government of Bermuda are partnering to host the first Bermuda Space Sustainability Workshop, in Hamilton, Bermuda, January 22-23, 2019.
Professor Danielle Wood is participating in the event in her role as a member of the Space Advisory Panel for the Government of Bermuda. Prof Wood speaks on two panels during the workshop, discussing the benefits of applications of space technology to support the Sustainable Development Goals and international initiatives in support of Space Sustainability (a term that describes the efforts to ensure the space environment is safe for operations and applications in the future). Prof Wood will highlight the importance of initiatives that reduce the risk of collisions of satellites and other objects in space. She will also share an update on the Space Sustainability Rating project in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency, the University of Texas at Austin and Bryce Space & Technology.
The goal of the 1.5 day invitation-only event is to signal internationally that Bermuda is committed to sustainable space operations as it cultivates a domestic space economy and to inform a robust discussion on space sustainability in Bermuda. Representatives from international satellite and insurance industry representatives will be involved in the workshop, along with government officials and academics from the US and UK. Topics covered will range from trends in the space domain to policy for sustainability to industry promotion and best practice.