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Associated Events 2024
A number of organizations will take advantage of the presence of their members at the COSPAR Assembly to organize scientific, business, or social events. The COSPAR Secretariat encourages all groups organizing Associated Events to make them known so that they can be listed in Assembly materials (web, Call for Papers, Program, app, etc.) as appropriate.

Below please find a list of Associated Events brought to the attention of the Secretariat to date:

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Day
Saturday, 13 July 2024, 09:30 - 16:00, Room 101, Convention Hall. Open to all participants.

The International Academy of Astronautics will host its regular Academy Day at the COSPAR Scientific Assembly on Saturday, 13 July 2024, 9:30 – 16:00. Updates on current Academy activities will be provided by IAA leaders. The highlight of Academy Day however will be a technical program comprised of four or five invited lectures on the latest results from Earth and space science research. Featured lectures will be presented by renowned scientists in the respective fields of space science including astronomy, Earth science, heliophysics and planetary science. Lectures will be tailored for a scientifically savvy audience most of whom are not experts in the particular field of the specific lectures.

The IAA invites COSPAR 2024 participants to register online at their earliest convenience and to return the registration form in order to know the details of participation such as guests or special requests. There will be strictly limited seating, and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. The Scientific Program and the registration form are available online at

The Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter Mission: Design, Development, Launch, Operation and Science Topics
Saturday, 13 July 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 (Part I), 16:00~18:00 (Part II), Room 105, Convention Hall, Open to all participants.

The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO or Danuri in local language) is the first space exploration mission of South Korea. KPLO was launched on August 2023 using a Falcon-9 rocket. With this special event at COSPAR 2024 we will provide a short history of the KPLO mission itself including design, development, international cooperation, launch and operation at mission orbit. In addition, we will highlight some details of the science goals of the KPLO mission for each instrument.

International Living With a Star (ILWS) plenary meeting
Sunday, 14 July 2024, 09:00 - 17:00, Room 322, Exhibition Center 2. Open to all participants.

Workshop on Research and Industry for Space Security
Tuesday, 16 July 2024, 10:00 - 12:00, Room 322, Exhibition Center 2. Open to all participants

This event will focus on the collaboration between Space Research Community and Space Industry to make the synergy in Space Science, Space Industry and Space Security.

Mr. Jim Graf (JPL)
Dr. Jihong Kim (KAI)
Mr. Dongkeun Jeon (Quantum Aero)
Mr. Ian Christensen (Secure World Foundation)
Dr. Ee-Eul Kim (Satrec Initiative)
Mr. Jeremy Hallett (Space Industry Association of Australia)

International Agency Space Weather Research and Mission Coordination
Wednesday, 17 July 2024, 13:45 - 15:30, Room 315, Exhibition Center 1

This session will begin with short, invited presentations by various space agencies that fund space weather research missions, followed by a focused discussion. The discussion will be centered on the need and characteristics, including membership and scope, of a coordinating body for those agencies that fund space weather applied research and missions. This body would provide a forum to share plans and foster discussions leading to possible collaborations that advance understanding and enable progress of space weather operations and applications. This would not be a decisional body and it would complement, not replace, the current space weather operational coordination groups.

IOCCG Training Session
Thursday, 18 July 2024, 09:00 - 12:30, Room 107, Convention Hall

KIOST, on behalf of IOCCG and with support from the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA), will be conducting an in-person training course on the first geostationary ocean colour imager, GOCI Toolbox (GTBX) on Snap, in Room 107, Convention Hall on Thursday 18 July from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm local time. A personal laptop is required for the training. Secure your space for the course here. An exhibition on GOCI-II data will also be available from 14 – 18 July in the Convention Hall. Both are open to all meeting participants.

Governance of Space Weather, organized by Korean space Weather Center (KSWC)
Thursday 18 July, 17:00-18:30, Room 315, Exhibition Center 1

Presentation and discussion of the status of how space weather support the national space matter including space research & development, space program, space economic and space policy. This meeting is targeted to be Director-level of the space weather center and director/designee responsible for space policy.

Revision of the NOAA Space Weather Scales
Friday, 19 July 2024, 15:00 - 16:30, Room 218, Exhibition Center 1

In 1999, NOAA introduced the Space Weather Scales to communicate to the general public current and future space weather conditions and possible effects. Unchanged since 1999, the Scales are used worldwide to initiate hazard preparedness and mitigation operations. However, space weather capabilities, user base, and user needs have grown and changed dramatically over the last two decades, and the scales no longer meet the needs of the end-user community. Space weather is a global challenge requiring a coordinated global response and consistency and clarity in messaging during space weather storms is imperative for situational awareness and preparedness. Therefore, NOAA has initiated an effort to assess and revise the space weather scales as appropriate, and seeks the input from interested parties around the world.

ISES (International Space Environment Service) Meeting
Saturday, 20 - Sunday 21 July 2024, Paradise Hotel, Closed meeting.

Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Conference on Planetary Science and Space Exploration (PSSE)
Monday, 22 - Thursday, 25 July 2024, IBS headquarters, Daejeon, South Korea.

Planetary Science and Space Exploration (PSSE) aims to share the latest findings, and recent and upcoming space missions, providing exciting scientific targets for future studies. PSSE welcomes talks and posters on recent results, new methods and facilities, and ongoing modeling efforts that suggest diverse and comparative scientific approaches for general planetary scientists.

PSSE is held immediately after COSPAR. Each session combines associated planetary science topics, providing excellent opportunities for participants to get an overview of the research trends. This is different from COSPAR, which has specific topics in parallel, resulting in situations where participants likely need to choose to attend one session at a time.