The provisional agenda for the next meeting of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United National Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) has been posted. Most NEO related activity will occur from February 14-17, 2011. Specific NEO activities include the following:
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Scientific and Technical Subcommittee
Vienna, 7-18 February 2011
11. Near-Earth objects
In paragraph 7 of its resolution 65/97, the General Assembly agreed that the Subcommittee should reconvene its Working Group on Near-Earth Objects. The Working Group will continue the work begun during the intersessional period on seeking agreement on the draft international procedures for handling the NearEarth object (NEO) threat and engage international stakeholders, as well as review progress on international cooperation and collaboration on NEO observations and on the capability for the exchange, processing, archiving and dissemination of data for the purpose of detecting NEO threats.
The Subcommittee will have before it a report containing information on research in the field of near-Earth objects carried out by member States, international organizations and other entities (A/AC.105/976) and the interim report of the Action Team on Near-Earth Objects (2010-2011) (A/AC.105/C.1/L.308
Link: Agenda (English, PDF)
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12 January 2011
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