Europe and Space

October 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

There are several new items pertaining to European space law and policy. First, Space Policy Online points to the revised European Draft Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities.

EARSC has a story on GIS information and policymaking in Europe:

President of European Council acknowledges pivotal role of geographical information in policymaking

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council has recognised EuroGeographics’ members for their ‘invaluable’ commitment to making geospatial data more accessible and readily available across the European Union (EU).

Opening the 2010 General Assembly in Brussels, Mr Van Rompuy told heads from national mapping, land registry and cadastral agencies that geographical information is crucial for effective policymaking. . . . [Full Story]

Finally, Red Orbit News posted a story on the conference being held to discuss European space policy:

Building Europe’s Vision For Space Exploration

Posted on: Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 06:25 CDT

Europe’s vision for launching astronauts and robot explorers out into the Solar System will come into sharper focus on October 21 when the ministers responsible for space activities meet in Brussels to discuss Europe’s goals for space exploration. Events can be followed live on the web.

Ministers from the 29 ESA and EU states will rendezvous in Brussels this week for their second International Conference on Space Exploration as the next step towards creating a future European exploration strategy. . . [Full Story]

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