President’s Message
  • About COSPAR 2024
  • President’s Message
  • LOC Chair’s Message
  • Scientific Program Committee
  • Local Organizing Committee
  • Venue
President’s Message
Dear Esteemed Delegates,
Welcome to the 45th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), to be held from July 13 through July 21, 2024, at BEXCO, in the bustling city of Busan, Republic of Korea. It is with great delight and honor that we host this Scientific Assembly together with the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT, the Korean National Committee for COSPAR, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute and the Korean Space Science Society, bringing together the world's finest minds from the diverse realm of space research.

For more than six decades COSPAR has been at the forefront of fostering international scientific research in space, striving to promote peace and cooperation on a global scale. The yearly Scientific Assemblies have been a testament to this commitment, serving as a dynamic platform for researchers, scientists, engineers, and educators from all corners of the world.

This year's Scientific Assembly, too, holds a wealth of promise and possibility. Our theme for the 45th edition - “Team Spirit in Space Research” - reflects our collective ambition to gather scientists and engineers from all countries to peacefully use space science for the benefit of all mankind. Over the course of this nine-day conference, we invite you to engage in thought-provoking scientific sessions, inspiring keynote speeches, interactive workshops, and enlightening panel discussions. These are designed to not only expand our understanding of the universe but also to create new avenues for future exploration and collaboration.

The space sector in Korea has experienced a significant surge recently, emerging as a dynamic and innovative force in the global space arena. With a blend of ambitious government initiatives, robust private sector participation, and cutting-edge technological advancements, Korea is progressively carving out a substantial niche in space exploration and research.

While we dive deep into scientific deliberations and space exploration dialogue, let us not forget the spirit of collaboration that has brought us together. By choosing to become a sponsor or exhibitor, your organization will open a gateway to a wealth of opportunities. You will not only be able to augment your presence and discover fresh audiences, but also successfully reinforce collaboration and offer invaluable support to the space research community.

The choice of Busan as the venue for this Scientific Assembly is symbolic in itself. Known for its spectacular landscapes, vibrant culture, and cutting-edge technology, Busan mirrors the spirit of our mission – a harmonious blend of heritage and progress. This, coupled with the state-of-the-art facilities of BEXCO, ensures a productive and memorable stay for all attendees. Let us also explore and appreciate the rich culture and hospitality of Busan. The warm welcome, exquisite cuisine, and awe-inspiring sights provide a distinct opportunity to connect with and celebrate our shared human heritage, even as we traverse the vast expanse of our cosmic voyage.

On behalf of the COSPAR 2024 Organizing Committees we express our sincerest gratitude to all attendees, presenters, sponsors, and the dynamic city of Busan for making this event possible. We look forward to a week of breakthroughs, learning, networking, and memorable experiences.
Again, welcome to the 45th Scientific Assembly of COSPAR. Together, let's navigate the future of space research.
Yours sincerely,

Pascale Ehrenfreund
COSPAR President