22 April 2008. ESPI was invited to give a presentation at a NATO workshop in Kalkar, Germany, on setting up an appropriate governance for NATO space activities.
NATO is currently undergoing a transformation to an expeditionary, network enabled joint military force. This process relies heavily on space-based capabilities. However, up to now, there is no NATO space policy, military space strategy or concept of employment of space assets.
Against this background, the Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) of NATO gathered around 50 high ranking military and civilian staff from the Alliance and beyond to discuss the pertinent questions of space strategy and to set up a process leading to an appropriate NATO space governance.
ESPI Research Fellow Wolfgang Rathgeber had been invited to give a presentation (download here) at this occasion. By providing basic information about space policies, he helped to structure the debate and gave indications on how to shape the further course of action.
ESPI Research Fellow Wolfgang Rathgeber addressing the audience