21 January 2014. The DLR Programme Advisory Board on Earth Observation met on 16 January under the Chairmanship of Professor Gerhard Adrian. The Board had for this session a special focus on Public Private Partnerships. The ESPI Director Peter Hulsroj was invited to give a general presentation on the topic and to participate in the ensuing discussion on the relevance of PPPs for the field of Earth Observation.
The topic of PPPs was introduced by Dr. Gerd Gruppe, the Head of the German Space Administration and presentations were made by Dr. Vark Helfritz of Airbus Defence and Space and Dr. Reinhold Elsen of RWE, in addition to the presentation by Peter Hulsroj. An animated discussion with the Advisory Board followed.