22 January 2013. The seventeenth issue of ESPI’s European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN) Newsletter is now available online.
The seventeenth issue of the ESPRAN Newsletter provides an account of ESPI activities during the second half of 2012. The Institute published three ESPI Reports, the report on “Space and the Process of Innovation”; the annual “Space Policy, Issues and Trends” (SPIT) report; and. the report on “Remote Sensing and Regional Climate Change”. This period also saw the publication of the third issue in the ESPI Executive Briefs series. The Executive Brief focused on the question of a crowdsourced science satellite. The Institute also released three new ESPI Perspectives which examined the topics of Europe’s space cooperation with Asia; the “Envoys of Mankind” concept; and the EU Crisis Management and the Security Dimension of GMES.
ESPI also organized its annual Autumn Conference, this time on the topic of space at a time of financial crisis. Moreover, ESPI representatives contributed to a number of space-related events on topics of international SSA and collaboration; space sustainability; the European approach to international relations in space; and GNSS applications, among others. ESPI likewise presented its work at the 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Naples, Italy. Finally, ESPI is preparing the publication of the results of a number of projects on the topics of ESA enlargement; utilization of space for implementing of “Europe 2020” strategy; EUMETSAT-NOAA cooperation; and space exploration benefit assessment.