26 June 2017. On 21 June ESA and 16 satellite industry leaders signed a joint statement on their collaboration over ‘Satellite for 5G’ at the Paris Air and Space Show, where ESPI was represented by Resident Fellow Dr. Stefano Ferretti. On 27-28 June 2017 ESPI and ESA are jointly organising the conference Space and SATCOM for 5G - European Transport and Connected Mobility in Brussels. The final programme of the conference is available here.
22 June 2017. This ESPI evening event aimed to shed light on the current initiatives meant to maintaining a safe, secure and sustainable environment for outer space activities, a multifaceted challenge growing in complexity, requiring convergence on a plethora of technical, policy, legal and political issues.
19 June 2017. On 13 June, ESPI hosted a group of students from the Master in Space Policies and Institutions programme organised by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI).
12 June 2017. On 7 July 2017 ESA and ESPI are jointly organising a Workshop entitled “Space Data & Cloud Computing Infrastructures: Policies and Regulations”, on the premises of ESA/ESRIN in Frascati, Rome, Italy.
The event is open to any interested participant, on a first-come, first served basis (max. 100 participants). Registration is mandatory, and can be done at the Workshop webpage, with deadline 29 June 2017.
09 June 2017. At the 60th session of the UNCOPUOS, Dr. Annette Froehlich presented on-going international cooperation projects of ESPI, especially activities with other regional groups and the recently issued Call for Papers for a Global Space Law Competition on “Fresh view on the Outer Space Treaty”.
09 June 2017. On Friday the 2nd of June, ESPI’s Dr. Annette Froehlich and Vincent Seffinga organised the ESPI – GRULAC space meeting for representatives from Embassies and Permanent Missions from Latin American countries in Vienna, which was co-hosted by the Peruvian Embassy and its second secretary Iván Aybar Valdiva, to discuss the use of satellite data to monitor international agreements.
08 June 2017. Satellite data has proven to be extremely useful to collect information that would otherwise be unavailable. A number of projects has shown that such data can be used to monitor international agreements, while satellite data has also been used in the proceedings before the International Court of Justice. The use of satellite data can be further extended to monitor international agreements, especially with technological improvements which allow more data to be collected. However, the use of satellite data is not without problems. What issues are being faced before satellite data can be used to monitor international agreements? Download the brief here: