20 February 2009. ESPI presented research results focussing on space and security at the 13th Annual International Symposium of the International Space University at Strasbourg.
This year’s Annual International Symposium of the International Space University (ISU) was conducted from 18 to 20 February 2009 at Strasbourg under the title of “Space for a Safe and Secure World”. ESPI Project Manager Nina-Louisa Remuß gave a poster presentation on “The Need to Counter Space Terrorism – A European Perspective” and ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl chaired the session on “International Goals and Perspectives on Security”.
ESPI Project Manager Nina-Louisa Remuß introducing her poster to ISU’s Dean Walter Peeters
The day before the Symposium, ESPI had been invited to address the current Master Courses at ISU. This presentation dealt with Space Traffic Management and the contribution of ESPI’s recent conference on “The fair and responsible use of space: an international perspective” of November last year. ESPI and ISU enjoy a broad cooperation, building on cross-participation in conferences and other activities. Leading ISU staff, as John Farrow and Walter Peeters, already held functions at ESPI conferences and actively contribute to the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN) organized by ESPI. Likewise, ESPI staff regularly lectures at the summer session programmes and the master programmes of ISU substantiating this close relationship.
First session of the conference with Kazuto Suzuki (Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan), Douglas Comstock (Director, Innovative Partnership Program Office, NASA), Erwin Duhamel (Head Director General’s Security Office, ESA), ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl as chairman of the panel, Patrice Brudieu (Associate Director, Directorate for Strategy and Programmes, CNES) and John B.Sheldon (Professor, Strategic Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, USA)