7 December 2010. ESPI was invited to make a presentation on “The Use of Space Resources in the fight against Piracy” at the European Symposium on Satellite AIS that was held in Bremen, Germany, on 6-7 December 2010.
On 6-7 December 2010, the Institute of Space Systems of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) organised the European Symposium on satellite-based Automatic Identification Signal (AIS) detection and data exploitation to improve maritime surveillance, safety and security at sea. The event gathered representatives of user-associations, the space community and policy makers with the objective of identifying user requirements and markets aspects, and to discuss potential future applications of satellite-AIS.
ESPI Associate Fellow Nina-Louisa Remuss during presentation
Nina-Louisa Remuss, ESPI Associate Fellow, delivered a presentation on “The Use of Space Resources in the fight against Piracy”. After introducing ESPI’s work programme and ESPI’s previous research in the area of maritime security, Nina-Louisa Remuss analysed the contribution of space applications in terms of interrupting the causal factors for piracy and of contribution to the determinants for effective counter piracy policy. A brief outline of the EU policies in the field, the technical capabilities and the projects and existing measures was given. Finally, the general findings and recommendations were complemented by elements proposed to be included in a EU Maritime Security Strategy.