COSPAR 2012: Committee on Space Research Scientific Assembly
The 39th scientific assembly of COSPAR, the Committee On Space Research, willl take place from July 14 to July 22, 2012 at the Global Education Centre-2, Infosys Training Centre, Mysore, Karnataka, India. Mysore is known as the "City of Palaces."
The topics are fundmentals and relevance of space science and technological innovations and applications. Of particular interest to readers of Inside GNSS are sessions on atomic clocks, space weather, space debris, satellite dynamic and the ionosphere.
This assembly is organized by ISRO, the Indian Space Research Organization.
COSPAR was established by the International Council of Scientific Unions in 1960 as a neutral forum for space scientists during the Cold War. Now its primary focus is the scientific assembly and other events for scientists to present new research, exchange ideas, and discuss space research problems. It also advises various international decision-making bodies on space research issues.