Space for Island Nations Conference – SINC 2023

By Maldives Space Research Organisation (MSRO)

SINC 2023 Maldives


South Male Atoll,


– Organiser: Maldives Space Research Organisation (MSRO)
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: In-person

The Maldives Space Research Organisation (MSRO) is proud to be organising the Space for Island Nations Conference (SINC 2023). It is the first ever space conference focused on Island Nations and the Maldives as a host country.

The world’s first “Space for Island Nations” conference is set to take place in Crossroads Maldives, from May 2nd to May 5th, 2023. This event will bring together international space companies, policymakers from island nations and NGOs alongside experts in climate science and environmental management. SINC 2023 is hosted by the Maldives Space Research Organisation (MSRO).

For government representatives from different island nations, this conference is an opportunity to network with other islands that share similar issues in climate change, erosion, maritime security, illegal fishing, and explore potential applications of space technology and uses of space data to solve these problems. Space entrepreneurship, space education as well as building resilient communities and robust ecosystems are therefore key themes of SINC 2023.

The conference aims to foster networking opportunities between space companies and policy makers for equatorial opportunities, be that to build an ecosystem around strategic locations of islands, or to grow the blue ocean economy and even space tourism with launches from the equator. At SINC, Earth Observation organisations will be able to connect with the needs of the island communities and derive market-driven data products, discover investment opportunities and geoanalytics solutions.