Author: Institute of Caribbean Studies | Date: 06 October 2018
The Washington based Institute of Caribbean Studies will organize an Online Forum on the theme "Why the Caribbean Needs a Space Agenda" on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8pm. "How We Share Space" is one of the 30 issues being addressed by ICS' SMART CARIBBEAN initiative launched earlier this year, which promotes the concept of entangled sustainable systems, meaningful metrics, agile and adaptable agency, robust resilience and transformative use of technology as the DNA of the paradigm shift required for the Caribbean to successfully navigate the shoals of the emerging future.
The formation of a Caribbean Space Society is an outcome of a scenario study developed and first performed by ICS President, Leading Futurist and Sustainability Engineer, Dr. Nelson under the theme "Moon Runnings" at the Emerge Festival of the Future, organized at Arizona State University.
"Brutal weather patters have battered the Caribbean in recent years. Space science has allowed humanity better weather prediction models. This is just one reason why Caribbean people must play a major role in the mastery of space science and further exploration of the cosmos. It is for that reason we must aggregate our intellectual resource within the framework of a Caribbean Space Society. The very survival of our species depends on it.", states Gabriel Christian, Esq., Co-Convenor of the ICS' Caribbean Space Society.
Monday's online forum will feature CARAH Honorees -- Sir Edward Cheung, NASA Scientist and inventor of ARUBA Satellite; Robert Rashford, CEO of Genesis Engineering Systems and designer of Hubble Telescope payload; and Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne, NASA Scientist and first Caribbean woman to be successful in astronaut training.
The Forum will be streamed live from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm EDT on Monday, October 8, 2018. To attend and participate please RSVP at bit.ly/caribbeanspacesociety. The online forum "Why The Caribbean Needs a Space Agenda?" will be moderated by Gabriel Christian Esq., and hosted by Courtney McFarlane and Dr. Claire Nelson.