23 September 2015. New Space journal publishes paper authored by ESPI Resident Fellow Serge Plattard on the possibility of considering global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) open signals as a new world public good.

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21 September 2015. Report 51, written by Letizia Caito while she was a Resident Fellow at ESPI, deals with a critical issue for the European space effort, namely how to get to technological non-dependence. The report describes the history of the European efforts in this  domain, the current state-of-play, and what needs to be done to secure the future.

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15 September 2015. The commercialisation and advancement of satellite technology has made possible the emergence of a new group of non-governmental experts that employs satellite imagery analysis to produce policy-relevant knowledge about issues of international security. This ESPI Perspective reflects on the practices of knowledge production based upon satellite imagery and its wider ramifications. The findings of this Perspective aim to contribute to a necessary debate on the legitimacy of knowledge claims based upon satellite imagery in the field of international security. Download: ESPI Perspective 72

10 September 2015.UNIDIR arranged the Space Security 2015 Conference ‘Underpinning Foundations of Space Security’ in Geneva on 24-25 August. The ESPI Director, Peter Hulsroj, made the keynote speech ‘The Underpinning of Space Security in General International Law’ to a very well attended conference, with many diplomatic representatives.

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8 September 2015. The Space Policy/Industry Dialogue 2015 was arranged by bavAIRia and NEREUS in Augsburg, Germany on 24 July.
The Space Policy/Industry Dialogue is an annual  event intended to bring industrial actors and other interested parties, particularly in Bavaria, closer to space issues and the latest space policy developments. At this year’s event ESPI Director Peter Hulsroj made a presentation ‘The next stop for space and space policy in Europe’.

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31 August 2015. The goal of the symposium was to present updated results of IAA activities regarding global cooperation in human and robotic space exploration, together with new proposals coming from space agencies, industry, and research centres. Presentations covered a range of topics including technology, science, programmatics, economics, ethical and cultural aspects of global programmes.
Resident Fellow Serge Plattard provided an update on the IAA Cosmic Study on the dynamics of space exploration activities that he is chairing, and that has received inputs from 18 contributors.
http://iaaweb.org/content/view/619/814/

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20 August 2015. The Director of ESPI, Peter Hulsroj, will publish the book ‘What If We Don’t Die?’ within the next few weeks with the Springer imprint, Copernicus Books. To promote the book he shall be blogging on ‘www.whatifwedontdie.com’ and on Facebook at ‘Peter Hulsroj-book’.

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The eleventh volume of the “Studies in Space Policy” book series, authored by ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti and published by SpringerWienNewYork, is now available. It addresses China´s possible ambition to send taikonauts to the Moon and elaborates on the implications at international level, by analytically focusing on strategic issues and challenges that can have a deep impact on future global relations.

 

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4 August 2015. Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary of State Department- Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC), made an afternoon lecture on the role of diplomacy in maintaining the long-term sustainability and security of the outer space environment.

 

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31 July 2015. Call for Participants: Eurisy Survey for public authorities using services based on satellite navigation, satellite communication and satellite imagery.

 

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22 July 2015. The collection of data by Earth observation satellites represents an increasingly important application of space technology, both in the US and in Europe. The US has already for a long time applied the principle of free access and free re-use of information. Yet, the protection of privacy, civil rights and liberties, and national security interests plays also an important role, in particular in view of the improving resolution capabilities of Earth observation satellites and the increasing use of military satellite data in the fight against terrorism. Similarly, an important characteristic of the EU data policy is that it adheres to the concept of an ‘open data-policy’ and is also committed to the protection of several other rights and principles, such as the right of privacy, the protection of personal data and of intellectual property, the freedom of arts and science, entrepreneurial freedom as well as national security interests. This evening event contrasted different regulatory approaches in light of the awakening challenges of open geospatial data policies.

 

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8 July 2015. On May 21, Resident Fellow Arne Lahcen made a presentation at the 2015 Data Hub Event in Vienna, organised by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The conference, attended by over 200 delegates from 9 different countries, addressed a range of compelling business ideas and strategies around Big Data and predictive analytics, as well as big data platforms and technologies.

 

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9 July 2015. On 26 May, ESPI Resident Fellow Marco Aliberti presented ESPI activities and gave a lecture on the future of Europe-China space relations to students at the Italian Society for International Organization in Rome.

 

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16 June 2015. On 5 June 2015, Dr. Annette Froehlich Resident Fellow of the European Space Policy Institute, Vienna, seconded from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), gave a special lecture at the WU Executive Academy in Vienna on “Space policy: industrial policy vs. competition”

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7 April 2014. In an interview with the Swiss radio station SRF 4 ESPI director Peter Hulsroj commented on the consequences of the sanctions imposed by NASA on cooperation with Russia in space matters.

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25 April 2014. From April 14 to 16 2014, ESPI Director Peter Hulsroj and Resident Fellow Alexandra Bonnefoy (ESPI responsible for the EISC Secretariat) participated in the 16th EISC Thematic Workshop held in Toulouse in France.

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29 April 2014. ESPI hosted an evening event aimed at looking at how Earth Observation data is used vis- a- vis policy makers to show a need for regulatory action in a given situation. It included a discussion on how to create proper public policy even if the effects of remedial action are harder to predict, and gave examples of where Earth Observation data demonstrates a need for new regulations.

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6 May 2014. ESPI today issued the sixth edition of its Executive Briefs. This issue reflects on the idea of reverse mentoring, where senior managers let the young but less experienced advise them.

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14 May 2014. ESPI presented its humanitarian telemedicine project at the UN Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities, which brought together UN entities to discuss the use of space-related activities for development.

 

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27 May 2014. As part of the Austrian delegation to the United Nations, Peter Hulsroj of ESPI presented the humanitarian telemedicine project at the UN High-level event on the “Contributions of North-South, South-South, Triangular Cooperation and ICT for Development to the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, in New York on 21-22 May 2014.

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