President’s Message

New Year’s Greetings from the Committee on Space Research COSPAR

Dear COSPAR Members and Associates, Dear Colleagues,

COSPAR’s Strategic Action Plan for the period 2019-2023 gave our organization much needed tools to increase its visibility in the space science community, its impact on decision-makers, space agencies and the aerospace industry, and to return COSPAR to prominence.  We want to thank the COSPAR community for supporting these achievements in the past few years.

Now we are excited for the year ahead. In 2023 we will start preparing the ground for the next COSPAR Strategic Action Plan, covering the period 2024-2028. We are looking forward to defining new activities with the COSPAR community that will address the Committee’s future and sustainability, its influence and impact within the international space sector and the increased support that COSPAR can bring to the new generation of scientists and capacity building in space-developing countries.  We will define new and reinforced strategic roles for COSPAR in Earth and planetary sciences, climate change, advances in astronomy, and space exploration, including space environmental stewardship.  Together we will elevate COSPAR to an even more recognized and visible platform for space research and technology in order to advise decision makers in today’s fast developing and transforming international and multi-stakeholder space sector.

In these unprecedented times, COSPAR is privileged to use its long-standing international network to support, bridge, and rebuild international science cooperation for peace, knowledge, progress, and sustainable development.  With the help of its multiple Scientific Commissions, Panels, Task Groups, Symposia and the Scientific Assemblies, COSPAR is a critical actor supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and peace.

On behalf of COSPAR we want to express our gratitude for your support and wish you a happy new year 2023.