Workshop on International Recommendations for NEO Threat Mitigation
When: Thursday, August 25, 2011
to Friday, August 26, 2011
Where: Pasadena, California
This 2-day workshop brought together representatives from space agencies and international experts to discuss several issues related to international response and cooperation to respond to a Near Earth Object (NEO) impact threat. This included discusion of a draft Terms of Reference for a potential Mission Planning and Operations Group (MPOG) which could help space agencies coordinate and plan their activities.
The workshop was co-organized and co-sponsored by Action Team 14, part of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, Secure World Foundation (SWF), and the Association of Space Explorers (ASE). The supporting agency host was the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Near Earth Object Observations Program Office.