ISWI Newsletter - Vol.3 No.96
31 October 2011

Dear ISWI Participant:

Attached is a 3-page report by Dr Hans J. Haubold and Dr Sharafat Gadimova of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna, Austria.

The full title is: "Progress in basic space science education and research: The UNBSSI". I think it is required reading for any of the young researchers just coming on board with ISWI. This report indicates where we have come, where we are today, and says a wee bit about where we want to go in the years ahead.

Section 3 "ISWI" is especially relevant to all those receiving this newsletter. ISWI is a three-year workplan authorized by UNCOPUOS in the year 2009. ISWI is authorized for 2010-2012. Accordingly, the ISWI community needs to start thinking about what comes next: "Post ISWI".

In any case, from what I learned at Abuja, ISWI is a growth industry. The Year 2012 is not an end of any kind. It is a start of an even bigger and more structured ISWI.

Faithfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1) Hans J. Haubold, Sharafat Gadimova Progress in basic space science education and research: The UNBSSI Space Policy V.26 pp.61-63, 2010 , 571 KB, pdf, 4 pages, (click )

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