Associated Supporter Program

COSPAR Associated Supporter Program

The revision of the COSPAR Charter in 1998 authorized COSPAR “to recognize as COSPAR Associated Supporters public or private organizations wishing to support the Committee’s activities.” Indeed, COSPAR covers many research areas of interest to private industry and other organizations, e.g., Earth remote sensing, space weather, planetary exploration, planetary protection, advanced instrument development, etc.

The status of COSPAR Associated Supporter encourages strategic engagement with, in particular, science-based global industry and is meant to recognize and obtain meaningful support from those industries that benefit from this engagement.  Three Associated Supporter categories currently exist and benefits are:

Industry Partner

Benefits include:

  • Five company individuals are assigned to interface and participate in COSPAR activities of their choosing and to be recognized by COSPAR as the representatives of the Industry Partner. The representatives, who are considered COSPAR Associates, are encouraged to participate in helping to organize scientific events and will be kept informed of all COSPAR scientific programs and activities.
  • The company name is listed on the COSPAR website homepage as “COSPAR Industry Partner”.
  • There are opportunities to contribute to Scientific Roadmap(s) and/or other scientific reports.
  • The company is promoted in all COSPAR newsletters and other publications.
  • There is visibility of the company logo at bi-annual Scientific Assemblies and Symposia.
  • Three complimentary registrations at Scientific Assemblies and at Symposia are provided.

Industry Supporter

Benefits include:

  • Two company individuals are named as COSPAR Associates with self-selection to relevant Scientific Commission(s) and Panel(s).
  • The company is promoted on the COSPAR website.
  • The company is promoted in one COSPAR newsletter or other publication per year.
  • There is visibility of the company logo at bi-annual Scientific Assemblies and Symposia.
  • Two complimentary registrations at Scientific Assemblies and one complimentary registration at Symposia are provided.

Associated Supporter

Benefits include:

  • Displaying a general or technical/scientific poster about the company/organization at Assemblies.
  • Placing an advertisement or announcement in the Assembly Program Book
  • One complimentary registration at COSPAR Scientific Assemblies
  • Distribution of documentation at the Assembly
  • 10% discount (in agreement with the Assembly local organizers) on a stand at Assemblies with exhibitions
  • sending a representative to observe the session(s) of the COSPAR Council
  • other (please make a suggestion)


Interested parties should contact the COSPAR Secretariat at for information about the corresponding fees.