09 June 2017. On Friday the 2nd of June, ESPI’s Dr. Annette Froehlich and Vincent Seffinga organised the ESPI – GRULAC space meeting for representatives from Embassies and Permanent Missions from Latin American countries in Vienna, which was co-hosted by the Peruvian Embassy and its second secretary Iván Aybar Valdiva, to discuss the use of satellite data to monitor international agreements.
08 June 2017. Satellite data has proven to be extremely useful to collect information that would otherwise be unavailable. A number of projects has shown that such data can be used to monitor international agreements, while satellite data has also been used in the proceedings before the International Court of Justice. The use of satellite data can be further extended to monitor international agreements, especially with technological improvements which allow more data to be collected. However, the use of satellite data is not without problems. What issues are being faced before satellite data can be used to monitor international agreements? Download the brief here:
07 June 2017. Are We on the Verge of Suborbital Flights? The recent announcements of the private sector and some strategic inter-sectorial partnerships show promising steps forward. What is still missing for suborbital flights and the connected tourism and transport business opportunities to become a reality ? Download the brief here.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) invite students and young professionals globally to submit a paper which offers a fresh view on the Outer Space Treaty. For more information: Click Here
14 May 2017. The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is currently organizing its 11th Autumn Conference on “Innovation in the New Space Economy” which will take place in ESPI on 12-13 September 2017. The Autumn Conference is a yearly ESPI event where policy and industry stakeholders in the space sector come together to discuss issues that affect Europe and the rest of the world.
12 May 2017. ESA and ESPI are jointly organising a Workshop entitled “Space Data & Cloud Computing Infrastructures: Policies and Regulations”, which will take place on 7 July 2017 at the premises of ESA/ESRIN in Frascati, Rome, Italy.
This one-day Workshop aims to address some key policy and regulatory questions – such as data rights and IPRs – raised by today’s continuous digitalization process, and in particular by the growing use of distributed computing for science data.
Speakers from the European Space Agency, the European Commission as well as major cloud computing providers and scientific cloud computing users will present and discuss policy, regulations and legal issues related to the exploitation of space science data in cloud computing infrastructures over four thematic sessions.
09 May 2017. Making Exploration Great Again. The signature by Donald Trump on March 25 of NASA’s Transition Authorization Act of 2017, the first comprehensive NASA authorization passed by Congress in more than six years, marks clearly the willingness of the US Congress and the executive to have NASA actively preparing for expanding “permanent human presence beyond low-Earth orbit… Download the brief here.