23 October 2008. Building on its expertise in space traffic management and governance, ESPI was invited to hold numerous functions at the conference “Building a safer space together”, a main global event for space safety organized by IAASS.
The conference “Building a safer space together” was organized by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and took place in Rome from 20 to 23 October 2008. It was the third conference organized on the topic of space safety, dealing with questions ranging from design to regulation aiming at improving the safety of space activities. The conference comprised 40 sessions with more than 150 papers and panel contributions. The conference site can be accessed here.
ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl was a member of the international programme committee. During the conference he chaired two sessions and was in addition invited as a panelist. He covered in particular the topic of space traffic management, where he had coordinated the first international study on this topic (in the framework of the International Academy of Astronautics, IAA) and also authored an “ESPI Flash Report” on that topic. Amongst the speakers was also recent ESPI Research Intern Catherine Doldirina, who is now a doctorate student in space law at McGill University Montreal.
Kai-Uwe Schrogl at the panel discussion
Recent ESPI Research Intern Catherine Doldirina during presentation