31 January 2016. As history teaches, structural changes within society will produce new societal needs and fundamentally change existing ones. In order for space to respond to these needs in a timely and effective fashion, European policy and decision-makers – both on space and on non-space – will have to make sure that the proper evolution and interface mechanisms are put in place. In this report, ESPI assesses how exactly space can contribute to the challenges and needs of the future European society.
22 January 2016. On January 11, ESPI organised an evening event together with the European External Action Service, at their premises in Brussels. The aim of the event, which was called “The Latest Crop”, was to present some of the ESPI products of particular relevance for the European authorities that were published in the last year.
15 January 2016. On 18-19 November the WMO held its Space 2040 Conference in Geneva at which ESPI Director Peter Hulsroj made a presentation 'Access to space and evolution space activities'. The presentation was based on the outcome of ESPI's Autumn Conference with a similar theme.
14 January 2016. On 20-21 November the Canada UK Council held its annual Colloquium in Glasgow with the theme 'Space, Obstacles and Opportunities'. The Colloquium was presided over by Lord Willetts and Professor Alan Smith of the University of London served as rapporteur. The ESPI Director, Peter Hulsroj, was invited to be part of the UK team.