19 August 2009. ESA’s Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain and ESF’s Chair for the Humanities Milena Zic Fuchs were recently presented with the latest publications in ESPI's book series with SpringerWienNewYork.
ESA’s Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain acknowledged the “Yearbook on Space Policy”, whose second edition covers 2007/2008, as an excellent initiative to report and analyse all relevant developments in space policy. He also appreciated the contributions of numerous experts, part of ESPI’s European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), to the Yearbooks.
Jean-Jacques Dordain with ESPI’s Kai-Uwe Schrogl
The volume on “Humans in Outer Space – Interdisciplinary Odysseys”, the first in the series “Studies in Space Policy”, was presented to Milena Zic Fuchs, the chairwoman of the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation (ESF). Milena Zic Fuchs, former Science and Research Minister of Croatia and now again professor for Linguistics at the University of Zagreb, holds great interest in the transdisciplinary research on human space exploration and promotes further activities of ESF in this field.
Milena Zic Fuchs with ESPI’s Kai-Uwe Schrogl and Nina-Louisa Remuß
Other recent positive feedback on ESPI books was given by DLR’s Chairman of the Executive Board Jan Wörner (related webnews here), the Chairman of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) Amb. Ciro Arévalo Yepes (related webnews here) and the President of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Orhan Altan (related webnews here).
Jan Wörner and Jürgen Ortner with ESPI’s Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Amb. Ciro Arévalo Yepes with ESPI’s Kai-Uwe Schrogl and Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi