COSPAR 2018 would like to thank the following companies for their generous support:
AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future. AGU represents a diverse group of scientists that encompasses research on everything from the exploration of the planets to studies of the structure and chemical composition of the Earth’s deep interior to understanding the Earth’s atmosphere and the causes of climate change. (agu.org)
|ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration
At Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, we’ve brought together all of Earth and space science into one school, breaking the traditional disciplinary boundaries so that we can ask the biggest questions that we have in science. We’re combining the strengths of science, engineering, and education, to set the stage for a new era of exploration. (sese.asu.edu)
|Cherenkov Telescope Array
With 100+ telescopes split between two sites, the Cherenkov Telescope Array will be the world’s largest and most sensitive high-energy gamma-ray observatory, providing novel insights into the most extreme events in the Universe. More than 1,350 scientists and engineers from 32 countries are engaged in its scientific and technical development. (cta-observatory.org)
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science, and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. (elsevier.com)
|ISS National Laboratory / CASIS
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), a nonprofit organization, was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. CASIS is dedicated to supporting and accelerating innovations and new discoveries that will enhance the health and well-being of people and our planet. (iss-casis.org)
JAXA was designated as a core performance agency to support the Japanese government’s overall aerospace development and utilization. It became a National Research and Development Agency in 2015, and took a new step forward to achieve optimal R&D achievements for Japan, according to the government’s purpose of establishing a national R&D agency. (global.jaxa.jp)
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. (lockheedmartin.com)
|National Space Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences
The National Space Science Center (NSSC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is China’s gateway to space science. It is the key institute responsible for planning, developing, launching and operating China’s space science satellite missions. It also spearheads space science research in the fields of space physics, space environment, microwave remote sensing, space engineering technology, etc. (english.nssc.cas.cn)
As a true digital globe, the OmniGlobe is the perfect tool for displaying global datasets showing changes in the oceans, atmosphere, human impact and more. It can also display beautiful, inspirational images of the earth, planets and moons. The OmniGlobe is visually captivating, infinitely updateable and an exceptional educational tool! (arcscience.com)
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) observatory is a Boeing 747SP aircraft carrying a 2.5-meter telescope to altitudes up to 45,000 feet. Observing above 99 percent of Earth’s atmospheric water vapor and utilizing an evolving science instrument suite, SOFIA is a premier facility for astronomical observations at infrared wavelengths. (sofia.usra.edu)
|The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Our work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine. Within the Academies, the Space Studies Board (SSB) provides an independent, authoritative forum for information and advice on all aspects of space science and applications. The SSB is also the U.S. National Committee to the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), a member committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU). (nas.edu/SSB)
|Thirty Meter Telescope – TMT
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has been established to design, build and operate an Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) with a primary mirror diameter of 30 meters. When complete TMT will be one of the largest ground based optical/infrared telescope in the world. An international collaboration consisting of the University of California, the California Institute of Technology, Canada, Japan, India and China has been formed to deliver this exciting project. (tmt.org)
|University of Southern California – Viterbi School of Engineering
USC is a top-ranked U.S. graduate engineering schools in the U.S., offering a wide range of disciplines in engineering and computer science. The Viterbi School’s Astronautical Engineering department offers BS, MS and PhD programs and a graduate certificate. The MS and graduate certificate programs are available 100% online. (viterbigradadmission.usc.edu)
WARNING: Housing Piracy
Please be aware that you may receive phone calls or emails from organizations who will claim to be calling on behalf of the COSPAR 2018 Assembly and will offer discounted hotel rates to delegates in Pasadena, California. They will request a contract and payment information from you to take advantage of their alleged discounts.
These companies are NOT affiliated with the Assembly and you should not, under any circumstances, provide them with your payment information.
Should you have booked with one of these organizations, please inform the Registration & Housing Department of COSPAR 2018 at COSPAR2018-Registration at icsevents.com.
The Conference Secretariat (International Conference Services Ltd.) is the official housing bureau for COSPAR 2018 and is offering assistance with the coordination of housing requirements for the Conference. Special rates and added complimentary amenities will only be available to delegates and exhibitors who book through the Conference Secretariat.
You will have the opportunity to book your rooms with the Conference Secretariat when registering for the Assembly, upon receiving a special link sent to you by email by the Sponsorship & Exhibit Manager. You will not be asked to book your room on the phone and you will not be asked for a 30% deposit upon booking.
The COSPAR 2018 Assembly and its supporting organizations cannot meet the contracted room obligations if sponsors, exhibitors and delegates book outside the block of the official housing bureau. Rooms that are not filled because of that create an expense for the Conference in form of financial penalties (attrition charges) and place the financial success of the Assembly at risk, which increases with each delegate, exhibitor and sponsor not booking through the official housing bureau.