The call for papers for the 2022 AMOS Conference closed March 1 and attracted a record number of abstracts. Over 260 submissions from 20 countries cover various topics of space situational/domain awareness (SSA/SDA) including Adaptive Optics & Imaging, Atmospherics/Space Weather; Cislunar SSA; Conjunction/RPO; Machine Learning; Non-Resolved Object Characterization; Optical Systems & Instrumentation and Space Debris.

The Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference is the premier technical conference in the nation devoted to SSA/SDA and will be held September 27-30, 2022 at the Wailea Beach Resort.  The event will be hybrid with both in-person and livestream components.

The continued growth in submissions and participating countries at AMOS reflects a growing interest in space sustainability and space commerce initiatives as new actors—national governments, private sector companies, non-governmental entities, and universities—become involved in these activities.

Student submissions continue to be popular with twenty-three (23) students eligible for the 5th annual AMOS Student Award, presented in collaboration with the American Astronautical Society. Students need to submit their research paper by June 24 to vie for the award.

The call for papers also attracted proposals to conduct short courses on Tuesday, September 27. The short courses provide an opportunity to upgrade technical job skills and remain abreast of recent development in fields of interest within SSA/SDA subject areas. All courses will be held in-person this year.

“We look forward to welcoming the space surveillance community back to Maui in September,” said Sandy Ryan, Conference Director of Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), the host of the AMOS Conference. “AMOS provides the opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of industry trends while networking and cross-sharing knowledge within the SSA community. The cross section of private sector, government, and academic participation helps foster important dialogue and international collaboration.”

The technical abstracts will be reviewed for selection for oral or poster presentations. In addition to the technical sessions and short courses, the program will feature keynote speakers, policy forums, and special interest topics. 2022 also marks the return of the on-site Poster Hall and Exhibit venue with opportunities for organizations to showcase and demonstrate their products and services and build important relationships. Both in-person and livestream attendees will have access to a virtual platform to enable networking and collaboration.

The AMOS Conference will be preceded by an EMER-GEN® program for young professionals enthusiastic about careers in space. The program features mentoring sessions with renowned space specialists, along with professional development sessions designed to enhance the young professionals’ effectiveness in a global environment. Scheduled pre-event webinars will help the cohort prepare for the on-site program.

The AMOS Conference and EMER-GEN are presented by the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEDB), a nonprofit corporation established in 1982 to focus on diversifying Maui’s economy. MEDB’s mission involves taking innovative actions that strengthen existing industry as well as diversifying through new opportunities.