5 October 2010. A workshop bringing together the leading European experts in the use of satellite-data in judicial and administrative proceedings took place in London with involvement of ESPI based on recent work of the Institute.
The workshop “Evidence from Space”, dealing with the use of satellite-derived information as evidence in jurisdiction was hosted by the Institute for Space Policy and Law (ISPL), London in the framework of a study conducted for ESA (programme download here). It brought together the leading European experts in this field and discussed the matter in great detail and with the aim of reaching recommendations addressed to the main stakeholders in this field. ESPI participated through its Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl, who moderated one session and was panellist for the final session as well as Resident Fellow Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi, who is leading ESPI’s programme on regulations, as a session rapporteur.
ESPI was able to provide an input to this conference with the results of its recent workshop on “Current legal issues for satellite Earth observation” (related webnews here), contained in ESPI Report 25 edited by Matxalen Sánchez (download here). At this ESPI workshop, the convenor of the London workshop and Director of ISPL, Sa’id Mosteshar, had participated as a session moderator. ISPL is also an active member of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN) organised by ESPI and recently contributed a profile on the institute for ESPRAN Newsletter 7 (download here).
Session with ESPI Resident Fellow Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi as rapporteur
ESPI’s Kai-Uwe Schrogl (left) and Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi (right) with Sa’id Mosteshar, Director of the London Institute for Space Policy and Law (ISPL) (second from right) and Bin Cheng, Honorary President of ISPL