[Satnews] More than 30 participants from 10 nations convened in Adelaide, South Australia, for the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program.
It is the fifth time the University of South Australia has hosted the International Space University program since 2011.
A major focus of the five-week course, which began on January 11, is the creation of a white paper on the topic of food and water security. It will consider how space technologies and space systems can be utilized to improve the production, monitoring and availability of global food and water needs.
Food and Water Security team project chair Dr Ray Williamson said the topic was of vital importance, particularly for developing nations, at a time when the southern hemisphere was in the grips of the El Nino effect...
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