The Space for Island Nations Conference 2023 in the Maldives earlier this week was historic in several ways. This was the first space conference ever in the Maldives and the first space conference dedicated to space for island nations.
The conference served as an important milestone in the evolution of the brand new MSRO Maldives Space Research Organisation, a young Maldivian initiative, born at the International Space University #SSP22 in Portugal in the summer of 2022.
The conference was also unique in the sense that all delegates worked on a final statement, referred to as the ‘Crossroads Declaration’, that will guide the work of MSRO in the next years. It was edited live in the room by all delegates, including international space professionals (including SpaceWatch.Global), local government representatives, and a large number of local high-school and university students.
Check out some of the highlights of the #SINC2023 conference in this summary by Remco Timmermans.
We are looking forward to #SINC2024!