26 September 2016. The widely circulated French magazine “Diplomatie” publishes in its August-September 2016 special issue two articles respectively authored by ESPI’s Director Jean-Jacques Tortora, formerly Secretary General of Eurospace, and by Senior Resident Fellow Serge Plattard. The first article analyses the new challenges for the space industry, whereas the second one addresses strategic and economic issues of satellite navigation and timing systems.
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.