2 March 2011. ESPI’s longest serving Resident Fellow will move to Brussels and a new DLR secondment starts in the Institute.
Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi is ending her term in Vienna after two years and a half dealing with regulatory affairs in ESPI to serve ESPI as an Associate Fellow located in Brussels, representing the Institute there. Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi has specialised in National Space Legislation and Space Related regulations and during her time in ESPI she has published ESPI Report 21 and a number of papers on the topic. Among others, she has held presentations in international conferences such as the 2010 ECSL-IISL Symposium or the EU Council Presidency Conference on Space Governance. She has also lectured in a number of occasions in renowned programmes such as the Leiden LLM in Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law, the Rome Master’s on international institutions and space policy, organised by The Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI) or the ECSL Summer Course. She also frequently presented at university institutes in Vienna and was invited to advise the Austrian government on the establishment of a national space law. In her capacity as Resident Fellow Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi has also led the organisation of workshops related to regulatory issues of GNSS Third Party Liability (ESPI Report 19), Earth Observation data regulations (ESPI Report 25) and Unmanned Aerial Systems. Furthermore, she coordinated the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN). In 2010 Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi was elected member of the International Institute of Space Law. Her particularly successful work made her one of the personalities shaping the Institute’s reputation during the past years, for which she received the highest recognition from ESPI’s Director, Advisory Council and General Assembly.
Mildred Trögeler has joined ESPI as a Resident Fellow seconded by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in February 2011. She will bring to the Institute a premium legal education, especially in the field of aviation law. Prior to joining ESPI, she served as a Research Associate for DLR in the Department of Strategy and International Relations. Mildred Trögeler has been a stagiaire at the Aviation Safety Unit of the European Commission. Besides a degree in law from the University of Bonn with specialisation in economics and competition law, she holds an Advanced LL.M. in Air & Space Law from the University of Leiden. In 2010 she has been awarded with the European Air Law Association (EALA) prize and was a member of the winning team of the first International Air Law Moot Court Competition held in India. In the framework of ESPI’s Workplan, Mildred Trögeler will undertake, together with Resident Fellow and IAP Manager Erich Klock, during the first part of 2011, a study on “Space for Civil Protection” serving as a preparatory element for the upcoming Polish EU Council Presidency. She will also manage the workshops of 4 April 2011 on the 50th anniversary of UNCOPUOS and its Legal Subcommittee (together with the Russian UNCOPUOS delegation) and of 26/27 May 2011 on assessing the potentials of remote sensing with regard to regional climate change (together with the Europäische Akademie).
Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi (left) and Mildred Trögeler(right) with the Chairman of the ESPI Advisory Council Herbert Allgeier and ESPI Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl