Source – London Institute of Space Policy and Law:
ISPL Seminar at European Space Solutions
On Tuesday, 4 December 2012 ISPL will hold a Seminar at European Space Solutions. The Seminar will examine the qualities of systems, procedures, handling, treatment and processing of space-derived data and information against the needs of the diplomatic and legal communities. It will provide an indication of what needs to be provided and how it can best be used. Examination of two particular applications will provide context for the issues discussed.
Space-derived data can supply useful and at times the only record of the state of affairs at a particular time and location. This ability to provide objective evidence can be invaluable in the enforcement of laws and international commitments, such as carbon emission reduction, as well as resolving diplomatic disputes. However, in the use of such information as legal evidence a number of procedural and substantive criteria must be met. Information that meets the legal criteria can be strongly persuasive in a host of circumstances, not least as an aid to diplomatic negotiations.
Lawyers, judges, diplomats, humanitarian aid providers, as well as those involved in the collection, treatment and interpretation of space-derived data will find this Seminar of particular interest.
Click here for the Seminar Program: ISPL ESS Seminar Program
European Space Solutions is a major 3-day conference, exhibition and business support event. The event will bring together business, the public sector, as well as users and developers of space-based solutions to explore how space can make a real difference to the lives, and livelihoods, of people across Europe. Events include half-day workshops on subjects including Agriculture, Environmental Monitoring, Ship & Vessel Management and Insurance & Financial Services. Speakers include Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group, and the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science.
The European Space Expo will complement the conference. This is a state of the art, interactive public exhibition showcasing the many benefits that EU space programs bring to Europe.
To register for the Seminar, please visit the Conference registration page, selecting the second option in section 4.