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The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) participates in the World Space Week campaign, between 4-10 October 2011.

In July 1999 the United Nations General Assembly declared October 4-10 as World Space Week. This declaration was a recommendation resulted from the UNISPACE-III conference held in Vienna, Austria earlier that year. The main objective of this event is to help decision makers and public opinion understand the benefits of space science and technology for sustainable development.

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On 20 July 2011 have been launched the future FP7 calls for project proposals on Space and Security themes. To disseminate information on these calls, the Romanian Space Agency organized an informative session, on 22 July 2011.

The event took place at the Romanian Academy, 125 Calea Victoriei Street, Bucharest, sector 1.

The agenda and the event presentations can be found here.


GEOSS Summer School: Advancing Earth Observation Data Understanding for Crisis Management and Emergency Response; August 29 – September 4, 2011, Constanta, Romania

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Between 9-12 May  Romania will host the second Planetary Defense Conference in the halls of Parliament Palace in Bucharest. The event is sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and is co-organized by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). The topic of the event is the protection of the planet from the impact of asteroids and other cosmic objects. More than 150 specialists from major space agencies of the world will discuss both scientific and technical, legal and political on the planetary protection, with the main objective "From threat to Action".

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Bucharest will host Sunday, 8 May 2011, an opened doors conference on planetary defense against asteroid and comet impacts. The Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, the only Romanian cosmonaut, Dumitru Dorin Prunariu, the CEO of the Romanian Space Agency, Marius-Ioan Piso and Bill Ailor from the Aerospace Corporation will discuss the future of planetary defense, and how dangerous are these near Earth objects.

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