In the Zone 2018: The Zone Above: the Indo-Pacific Era in Space

Monday 8 October 2018 | Optus Stadium, Perth

With the establishment of an Australian Space Agency, there has never been a brighter future for Western Australia and our near-neighbours in the Indo-Pacific to collaborate on the science, research and innovations required to underpin the space industry.

This conference not only explored the role Australia has to play to bolster our space industry, but also how we have worked; and will continue to work with our strategic partners in the Indo-Pacific region. Together we will support the work of the nation’s Agency, which will see long term development of space technologies, grow our domestic space industry and secure our place in the global space economy.

In preparing for this conference, we have been reminded of the significant role the Indo-Pacific region has played in space technology. Expanding on the work of traditional space powers such as the US and Europe, places such as Japan, the Philippines and India have all played a role in progressing the space industry. As part of the conference program, we will hear from experts hailing from the Indo-Pacific region, and discover the progress the region has made for the Zone Above.

Each year, In The Zone tackles an issue of shared concern in the region. It has brought together the Indo-Pacific community to examine food security (Jakarta, 2016), oceans (Surabaya Indonesia and Perth, 2017) and now space (Tokyo Japan and Perth, 2018).

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