02 September 2016. Guests of the ESPI Autumn Conference on “Space for Sustainable Development” can now find important information on registering for and travelling to the conference on the special webpage of the Autumn Conference. Besides logistics, the page provides an up-to-date programme of the event.
Centred on the topic of “Space for Sustainable Development”, the various stakeholders at the conference will have the opportunity to establish an interdisciplinary network with policy advisors, space agencies, the wider development community, academia, industrial and new private actors, European and international institutions.
There will also be the opportunity to discuss, around practical demonstrations, the use of Space for sustainable development, with the involvement of field actors, and to share needs and solutions in an interactive format.
16 June 2016. In occasion of the recent appointment of Jean-Jacques Tortora as the new Director of ESPI, a welcoming reception took place on 15 June 2016 at the premises of the institute in Vienna.
The event was kick-started by Min. Rat Mag. Ingolf Schädler, Head of Division “Innovation” of the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), with a speech on the relevance of space and of ESPI for Europe. This was followed by the welcoming address of the new ESPI Director and a cocktail reception with the guests of this well-attended event.
16 June 2016. The approval of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 has been a major turning point for global development efforts. The new goals place an emphasis on respecting the long-term economic, social, and environmental requirements of the global community, and space will be a pivotal component in achieving these goals. The ESPI Report 59 “Space for Sustainable Development” elaborates on these highly relevant aspects, and it was produced as a collective effort by Stefano Ferretti, Jörg Feustel-Büechel, Roy Gibson, Peter Hulsroj, Andreas Papp and Elisabeth Veit.