2021 AMOS Dialogue in Maui

When: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Time: 0915 - 1130 HST

Where: Maui, HI

Since 2013, Secure World Foundation (SWF) has partnered with the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) to hold an invite-only workshop that promotes collaboration and cooperation on space situational awareness (SSA). This year's Dialogue took place as as hybrid event on September 16, 2021, as part of the 2021 Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference.  

The goal of the AMOS Dialogue series is to facilitate discussion among key stakeholders in space situational awareness (SSA), thereby promoting greater collaboration and cooperation to enhance SSA for safe and responsible space activities. To accomplish this, the Dialogue brings together representatives from current and future SSA programs and initiatives around the world with a variety of end users and stakeholders so that they may exchange information and views in a not-for-attribution setting. 

The 2021 AMOS Dialogue discussed the need for greater transparency of orbital activities and trusted SSA data from multiple providers as a result of the growing number of rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) by governments and commercial actors. This invite-only discussion explored the Satellite Dashboard, a new tool developed by the Secure World Foundation, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the University of Texas at Austin, for increasing transparency of RPO in the GEO region, and recent proposals for developing trusted SSA data sharing networks based on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. It discussed the role these efforts can play in improving communication, transparency, and trust in SSA data. The 2021 AMOS Dialogue agenda can be found here.

The report from previous Dialogues can be found here: 

For more information, please contact Washington Office Director Victoria Samson or Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden.

Last updated on September 21, 2021