The GMES and Africa discussed at Toulouse Space Show 2018

A global forum dedicated to highlight future trends and the new space economy and space solutions organized in Toulouse, France from 26 to 28 June 2018.

The Toulouse Space Show 2018 brought together more than 3000 participants, stakeholders & decision-makers from all over the world. Entrepreneurs, Space Agency directors, executives of key organizations and political leaders attended the Toulouse Space Show.



Dr. Tidiane Tidiane Outtara, Space Science Expert and GMES and Africa Programme Coordinator ,
speaking at the Toulouse Space Show 2018 

Dr. Tidiane Ouattara, Space Science Expert and GMES and Africa Programme Coordinator of the African Union Commission was one of the round table speakers in the Toulouse Space Show. The round table discussions at Toulouse Space Show discussed the current evolutions and upcoming trends occurring within the global space economy. By integrating and developing new technologies, infrastructures and services, information from the Space has served as a tool for global socio economic development. Currently value added services of information from the space provides new economic opportunities industries and institutions.

Dr. Ouattara underlines that the African Space Policy and Strategy is an African instrument to contribute to the Sustainable Development in Africa in the area of Space. The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES and Africa) Programme is one of the concrete actions in Africa that provides and promotes value added services generated from information from the Space for marine and terrestrial applications in Africa. 

Dr. Ouattara has tremendous experience in international relations and business development, research and development (R&D), strategic policy development and program management issues related to environment, natural resources, and sciences and technology. He began his career in Canada as lecturer at Sherbrooke University from 1996 to 2001. He taught not only scientific courses, but also African geopolitics and sociocultural issues. After a brief stay with the private sector in Montreal, in 2002 Dr. Ouattara was working with the federal government of Canada.


More Information:

  • The Toulouse Space Show Website  
  • The 78 Speakers and the 10 moderators    
  • The Round Tables
    • 5G, Evolution or Revolution for the Space Sector
    • Autonomous Mobility
    • CFOSAT mission
    • Earth Observation Revolution
    • Industry of the future: Alerady a reality
    • Living/working in Space
    • Space Climate Observatory
    • Space Ecology
    • Space economy
  • The Side Events:
    • CFOSAT mission
    • Deep and Transient Universe - SVOM mission
    • ESA BIC
    • French-Greek networking event
    • GNSS Day
    • India – Opportunities in an Emerging Space Journey
    • Journée CNES-Industrie
    • La Tribune Space Forum
    • NanoSpace
    • NetSatDay
    • Open Innovation CNES
    • RUS Copernicus
    • Space QKD
    • Space4 Toulouse
    • SpaceGirls SpaceWomen
    • Venµs Session
    • Women In Aerospace


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