• Special Action Groups (SAG)

    What are SAG?

     

    Special Action Groups (SAGs) are SWOT teams, led by One young student, grounded by mentors, on an exploratory journey into NewSpace. The young project manager would begin by asking a wicked question, set out a project plan, draft the mission goals, and begin the exploration and update the team. Most importantly, this SWOT team would charge directly onward and explore how to best understand this new reality.

     

    The SAGs are special task forces set up to investigate and explore fun and wild themes around climate change, UFOs, and topics that can aid in humanity's understanding of reality. Generally these are wicked challenges.

     

    SAG conduct experiments. They prototype; they reach out; and they dare to touch the face of aliens. The only thing they don’t do is sit still.

     

    Have a meaningful question to ask heaven?

     

     

  • Special Action Groups (SAG)

    The following SAGs are being established in 2021. If interested in joining to lead a new initiative or simply to participate as a member, please reach out to our Community Builder or to our Platform Engineer. cynthia@oasahk.org

     

     

     

    Albert Einstein famously posited, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”  

     

     

     

     

    1. Greater Bay Area (GBA) Space Exploration - How to connect the Space Economy between GBA and Hong Kong by 2022?

    Project Leader: LinLin Li (CUHK)

    Mentors: Prof. Quentin Parker, Prof. Stephen Cheung

    2. Space Economy Use Cases - How to leverage Space Data?

    Project Leader: Vacant

    Mentors: Prof. Stephen Cheung, Dr. James Lei, Dr. Winnie Tang

    3. Climate Change and SDGs — Which of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would be most appropriate for HK and GBA?

    Project Leader: Max Berthet (U of Tokyo)

    Mentors: Iris Tang and Dr. Ilex Lam

    4. Space Economy GDP — How to quantify the Space Economy in Hong Kong? Greater Bay?

    Project Leader: Linus Chan (CityU)

    Mentors: Prof. Stephen Cheung

    5. OASA Chapters at U - How might we set up a new OASA chapter at a university in Hong Kong, GBA, Asia, then globally?

    Project Leader: Xenia Tsing (PolyU)

    Mentors: Iris Tang, Cynthia Tsang, Prof. Gregg Li

    6. Space Law and Arbitration - How might we strengthen our Space Law in HK and GBA?

    Project Leader: Vacant

    Mentors: Hubie Lem, Prof. Gregg Li, Prof. John Zhao, Prof. CK Cho

    7. In Search of UFOs — Where are evidence to UFOs’ existence?

    Project Leader: Vacant

    Mentors: Fletcher Ng, Prof. Gregg Li, Chris Altman

    8. Space Hotel on Lantau - Where and how might we create such laboratories in Lantau?

    Project Leader: Vacant

    Mentors: Thomas Schmidt, Prof. Choi, Prof. Lisa Wan

    9. Space Investment - Where and what new space ventures to invest in?

    Project Leader: Ivan Lee (HKU). Previous: Ben Ho (Kent)

    Mentors: Joe Juang, Prof. Richard Leung, Aaron Pang

    10. Space Tourism - How to hitch a ride into Space?

    Project Leader: Justin Yam (UBC)

    Mentors: Thomas Wong, Prof. Lisa Wan, Julian Vela

    Request and Submission Requirements

     
    With 2 pages, present your wicked challenge and state why you believe this challenge is worth exploring here and now. It should be similar to the rigour in writing a research proposal for a Masters thesis. Include a background statement, a rough project plan, the aim and deliverables of the research, and how by conducting this research you leadership competency and understanding of humanity would be enhanced. Definitely include a list of references. For exploratory ideas, please have an initial discussion with any member of our Exco.
     
    SAG meets periodically as agreed among its members, typically once a month over zoom or over drinks. A secretary would take minutes and these are posted for all members to note. The Project Leader must develop a project plan, organise the research, and update the team.  Corporate sponsorships are available. 
     
    Taking a cue from Mike Gallagher at ASP, "Be truthful and accurate about the projects you help develop, the articles you write, and the social media posts you put forward. Make sure they are grounded in provable facts. If you have a hypothesis or a theory, that’s fine, but state this clearly and illustrate the uncertainties in your thinking openly. Be confident, but do not oversell yourselves.​."  Wise words indeed.
     
    Any students ready to champion or participate may have their annual membership fees completely waived.
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