Ericka Picar


Talk Title:

The Philippines: Snapshots and data, data, data


The Philippines has participated in the second iteration of the BIRDS Project (BIRDS-2) and is home to three members of the fourth iteration (BIRDS-4). It has recently joined other space-faring nations in Asia, with the signing into law of the Philippine Space Act (PhilSA) on 13 August 2019. Currently, the STAMINA4Space Program, funded by the DOST, consolidates and implements space-related activities. Among the objectives is the proliferation of knowledge and know-how on SSTA complemented by various awareness raising, information, and communication activities. Through these activities, building blocks towards the establishment of the PhilSA is being laid out and the value of data is now being realized.