3 March 2011. The 11th issue of the Newsletter for the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), operated by ESPI, is online.
In this issue readers will again be able to find information on the latest highlights of ESPI and ESPRAN members’ activities. It covers the period between 1 December 2010 and 28 February 2011 and contains a special feature of the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defence Studies. This issue reflects a period marked by two main events relevant to ESPRAN, the celebration of a conference on European Autonomy in Space where many ESPRAN members participated and the presentation of the second volume of the book series "Humans in Outer Space" before the international community during the UNCOPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee. This issue collects short reports on other important activities in Europe such as the presentation of the Draft code of Conduct by the European External Action Service at the UNCOPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee or the holding of a workshop on the public perception and international aspects of the two European flagship programmes at the European Parliament. It also announces forthcoming activities such as a workshop on "Space Applications for Civil Protection" and a conference on "Remote Sensing Climate Change. Potentials and Options to Adapt".
This is the last issue of the Newsletter prepared by ESPI Resident Fellow Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi, who will move to Brussels and represent ESPI there. In the function of manager of ESPRAN, she will be followed by ESPI Resident Fellow Mildred Trögeler, who has joined the Institute at the beginning of February.