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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 14-020
101 CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF MARCH 24, 2014, AS “COLORADO
102 AEROSPACE DAY”, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH,
103 COMMEMORATING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COLORADO
104 CHAPTER OF CITIZENS FOR SPACE EXPLORATION.
1 WHEREAS, Our nation and the world have significantly benefited
2 from technological and scientific advances resulting from space
3 exploration and aerospace activities; and
4 WHEREAS, At the dawn of the space age, there were two nations
5 that could put people into space — the United States and the Soviet Union;
7 WHEREAS, Today there are still two nations that can put people
1 into space, but the United States is no longer one of them; and
2 WHEREAS, The United States has been replaced by China as the
3 second nation, alongside Russia, that can put people into space using their
4 own national assets; and
5 WHEREAS, The United States lost the ability to put people in
6 space with the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program in 2011 and now
7 has to transfer $70 million out of our economy and into the economy of
8 Russia for each astronaut our nation puts into space; and
9 WHEREAS, Colorado is key to regaining the United States’ ability
10 to send people into space again using our own national assets with
11 programs from several Colorado companies that are building the space
12 vehicles and launch systems necessary to restore our nation’s spaceflight
13 ability; and
14 WHEREAS, Key to Colorado’s prominence in aerospace are two
15 organizations — first, the Colorado Space Coalition, a group of industry
16 stakeholders, including aerospace companies, military leaders, academic
17 organizations, research centers, and economic development groups, who
18 promote Colorado’s significant space assets and advance legislation vital
19 to industry growth and to successfully working to make Colorado a center
20 of excellence for aerospace; and, second, the Colorado Space Business
21 Roundtable, a group that brings together aerospace stakeholders from
22 industry, government, and academia for roundtable discussions and
23 business development and that encourages grassroots citizen participation
24 in aerospace issues; and
25 WHEREAS, Restoring our nation’s leadership in space is
26 important to our national security and our ability to continue to lead the
27 world in technology and innovation, ensuring the economic security of
28 the United States; and
29 WHEREAS, Restoring our nation’s leadership in space depends on
30 our citizens understanding the importance and value of space because, for
31 all its problems, Congress does largely work as intended — members of
32 Congress react to the issues their constituents feel are important, and not
33 many citizens are telling their elected officials that they want to restore
34 our nation’s leadership in space; and
35 WHEREAS, For perspective, the first bank bailout in 2009 of
1 $850 billion was more money spent in one year than NASA has received
2 in its entire history; and
3 WHEREAS, The Colorado Space Business Roundtable is forming
4 a Colorado chapter of Citizens for Space Exploration, which will hold
5 several events each year where citizens will be invited to learn about
6 space, the value of space, and public policy involving space, with the goal
7 of informing citizens about the importance of space and restoring our
8 nation’s leadership and funding for space activities; now, therefore,
9 Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly
10 of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein:
11 (1) That we strongly urge and request the federal branches of
12 government to take action to preserve and enhance United States’
13 leadership in space, to spur aerospace innovation, and to ensure our
14 continued national and economic security by preserving and increasing
15 funding for space exploration and activities, including regaining the
16 ability of the United States to deliver persons and cargo to space by 2015
17 and committing to sending persons to destinations such as the moon,
18 Lagrange points, asteroids, and Mars within this decade or as soon as
19 technologically possible;
20 (2) That we commend the Colorado Space Business Roundtable
21 on its public outreach and organization efforts in forming a Colorado
22 chapter of Citizens for Space Exploration; and
23 (3) That we hereby declare March 24, 2014, to be “Colorado
24 Aerospace Day”.
25 Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Joint Resolution be
26 sent to Governor John Hickenlooper; Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia;
27 Mr. Charles Huettner, Executive Director, Aerospace States Association;
28 Mr. Elliott Pulham, Chief Executive Officer, Space Foundation; Major
29 General (Retired) Andy Love, Co-chair, Colorado Space Coalition; Mr.
30 Tom Marsh, Co-chair, Colorado Space Coalition; Mr. Edgar Johansson,
31 President, Colorado Space Business Roundtable; Ms. Stacey DeFore,
32 Chair, Colorado Space Business Roundtable; Citizens for Space
33 Exploration; and the members of Colorado’s Congressional delegation.
Source – London Institute of Space Policy and Law:
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN SPACE LAW AND POLICY (CPD*)
CHARLES CLORE HOUSE, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON
20 – 22 MAY 2014
ISPL is pleased to announce that enrolment is now open for the 2014 Space Law Course.
WHY STUDY AT ISPL?
ISPL is the only UK institution focusing on space policy and law, and one of a handful worldwide.
We provide participants with the knowledge to assess and to work with the existing space policies
and regulatory framework, and to be prepared for future changes.
The Course will comprise lectures and interactive case studies. Participants will have access to the
IALS Law Library during the course. Those considering a post-graduate degree at ISPL will also
be able to informally discuss their interest with the Director.
WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER?
• The space environment and space technology
• Orbits, their characteristics and management, and types of spacecraft
• Spectrum management
• The law governing space activities: principles & sources of space law, including
conventions and treaties, national law and policies
• Comparison between space law and other legal regimes: Antarctic, maritime and air law
• Peaceful use of space, military activities & arms control
• Property rights
• Risk, liability and insurance
• The law as relates to specific applications: telecommunications and broadcasting, remote
sensing, scientific experiment and exploration, manned activities including the
International Space Station, unmanned activities
• Space policy and the institutions that implement them
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Course will be of interest to policy-makers, legal professionals, space sector executives and
engineers, officials of government and international bodies, academics and post-graduate degree
The course is designed to be accessible to those in legal, technical or business training or
employment. Previous knowledge of law or policy is not required. It will be particularly
appropriate for those working in the space sector who wish to increase their knowledge of the
current legal and policy framework, in order to take full advantage of the available opportunities
and to create new ones.
The Course will be valuable for a variety of individuals.
• Satellite manufacturing or operation team members seeking an understanding of legal
issues relating to design, manufacture or provision of space products and services
• Law, business and technology post-graduate students interested in the field
• Insurers and executives who want the tools to evaluate legal aspects of risk and liability
• Managers and team leaders of space operations who wish to better understand the legal
and policy issues they encounter, and to be able to plan more proactively
• IGO and space agency team members concerned with national and international issues
arising from activities in space, such as earth observation, and their regulation
• Lawyers and jurists whose practice brings them into contact with space law through legal
evidence from satellites, contractual matters or international commerce
Note: Undergraduates please register for our short course in space law later this year.
The course qualifies for 15 hours CPD for Solicitors (SRA) and for Barristers. Other
professionals: please contact your respective professional bodies about whether the course will
qualify for CPD.
SCHEDULE & TEACHING
The course will be limited to 20 participants, and will be taught by the Director and
Faculty of the Institute. A recommended reading list will be posted on the Teaching
page of our website, for those who wish to pursue the material in more depth.
Tuesday 20 May 2014 9 – 12.30 13.45 – 17.15
Wednesday 21 May 9 – 12.30 13.45 – 17.15
Thursday 22 May 9 – 12.30
There will be breaks with refreshments at mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
The Lex Café on the premises provides a variety of light food, and there are a number of
dining options in the area for lunch.
Government, Teachers & Academics,
Current post-graduate candidates*, £ 525
Charity and IGO employees
All others £ 1,050
Payment is accepted only in UK Sterling.
* Proof of full-time enrolment at an accredited university is required.
Please email email@example.com to request a reservation. Put “Space Law
Course” in the subject line, and be sure to include in the message your full name,
position, institutional affiliation (including department) and telephone number.
Your place will be confirmed when payment is received, on a 1st
Although we make every effort to accommodate institutional and corporate payment
procedures, we cannot guarantee to hold a place without payment. Please contact us if
you have a difficulty or require an invoice. Please be aware that enrolment is very
ISPL COURSES FOR PRACTITIONERS AND PROFESSIONALS
ISPL provides in-house courses to corporate, legal and government bodies in addition to
our regular seminars, workshops and courses. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss your requirements.
SPACE LAW COURSE FOR UNDERGRADUATES
We also offer a one-day lecture course for undergraduate students currently enrolled in
academic institutions. It will cover the basic elements of space law. There will be one
short case study with student interaction.
Postgraduate candidates may choose to attend either course. Details of the one-day
course will be posted on our website when it is scheduled. Those who would like early
notification should contact email@example.com.
WORLD SPACE WEEK 2014
World Space Week 2014
“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”
UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999
ABOUT WORLD SPACE WEEK
What is World Space Week?
It is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:
October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration
October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
Where and how is World Space Week celebrated?
World Space Week consists of space education and outreach events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs around the world in a common timeframe. These synchronized space events attract greater public and media attention.
World Space Week 2013 achieved record scale:
1,400 events, nearly double that of prior year
Events in 80 nations
Total audience since 2007:
375,000,000 media impressions
The week is coordinated by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association (WSWA). The WSWA leads a global team of National Coordinators, who promote the celebration of World Space Week within their own countries.
What are the goals of World Space Week?
Provide unique leverage in space outreach and education;
Educate people around the world about the benefits that they receive from space;
Encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development;
Demonstrate public support for space programs;
Excite young people about science, technology, engineering, and maths;
Foster international cooperation in space outreach and education.
For Immediate Release March 26, 2014
EU-US Summit: Joint Statement
We, the leaders of the European Union and the United States, met today in Brussels to reaffirm our strong partnership. We reaffirmed our shared values of democracy, individual freedom, the rule of law and human rights, and a common commitment to open societies and economies. Starting from those values, the European Union and the United States work together every day to address issues of vital interest and importance to our citizens and the world. We strive to create jobs and sustainable growth through sound economic policies. We seek a landmark Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to build our common prosperity. We undertake joint efforts to build security and stability around the globe and to tackle pressing global challenges like climate change. Today, we took stock of our achievements, set priorities and charted the way ahead for a stronger transatlantic relationship, and rededicated ourselves to building a safer, more prosperous world for future generations. . . .
. . . We commit to expand cooperation in research, innovation and new emerging technologies, and protection of intellectual property rights as strong drivers for increased trade and future economic growth. Our collaboration in the space domain also contributes to growth and global security, including on an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. We will combine wherever possible our efforts as we did in the Transatlantic Ocean Research Alliance and through the GPS/Galileo agreement. The Transatlantic Economic Council will continue its work to improve cooperation in emerging sectors, specifically e-mobility, e-health and new activities under the Innovation Action Partnership. . . .
. . . The transatlantic digital economy is integral to our economic growth, trade and innovation. Cross border data flows are critical to our economic vitality, and to our law enforcement and counterterrorism efforts. We affirm the need to promote data protection, privacy and free speech in the digital era while ensuring the security of our citizens. This is essential for trust in the online environment.
We have made considerable progress on a wide range of transnational security issues. We cooperate against terrorism in accordance with respect for human rights. Agreements such as the Passenger Name Record and Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme that prevent terrorism while respecting privacy are critical tools in our transatlantic cooperation. We will strengthen our coordination efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism. We will continue looking for appropriate mechanisms to counter the threats posed by fighters departing to Syria and other unstable regions, who return home where they may recruit new fighters, plan and conduct terrorist operations. We also work to address the threats posed by activities of groups contributing to instability in these regions. We welcome our increasingly close cooperation in building the capacity of partner countries to counter terrorism and violent extremism within a framework of rule of law, particularly in the Sahel, Maghreb, Horn of Africa region and Pakistan. We pledge to deepen and broaden this cooperation through the United Nations, the Global Counterterrorism Forum, and other relevant channels. We have also decided to expedite and enhance cooperation on threats directly affecting the security of EU and US diplomatic staff and facilities abroad.
Data protection and privacy are to remain an important part of our dialogue. We recall the steps already taken, including the EU-U.S. ad hoc Working Group, and take note of the European Commission Communication of 27 November 2013 and President Obama’s speech and Policy Directive of 17 January 2014. We will take further steps in this regard. We are committed to expedite negotiations of a meaningful and comprehensive data protection umbrella agreement for data exchanges in the field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, including terrorism. We reaffirm our commitment in these negotiations to work to resolve the remaining issues, including judicial redress. By ensuring a high level of protection of personal data for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic, this agreement will facilitate transfers of data in this area. The United States and the EU will also boost effectiveness of the Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement – a key channel of cooperation in the digital era. In addition, we are committed to strengthening the Safe Harbour Framework in a comprehensive manner by summer 2014, to ensure data protection and enable trade through increased transparency, effective enforcement and legal certainty when data is transferred for commercial purposes.
The Internet has become a key global infrastructure. We share a commitment to a universal, open, secure, and reliable Internet, based on an inclusive, effective, and transparent multi-stakeholder model of governance. As such, we reaffirm that human rights apply equally online and offline, and we endeavour to strengthen and improve this model while working towards the further globalisation of core Internet institutions with the full involvement of all stakeholders. We look forward to the transition of key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community based on an acceptable proposal that has the community’s broad support. We acknowledge the good expert-level cooperation developed in the framework of the EU-US Working Group on Cyber Security and Cybercrime. We commend the political success of our joint initiative to launch a Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online, as the EU prepares to hand over the lead to the United States, and we decide to tackle jointly the issue of transnational child sex offenders. We reiterate our support for the Budapest Convention on cybercrime, and encourage its ratification and implementation. Building on all these achievements and guided by shared values, we have today decided to launch a comprehensive EU-US cyber dialogue to strengthen and further our cooperation including on various cyber-related foreign policy issues. . . .
Type of Event: Ocean Wave (Tsunami)
Location of Event: Chile
Date of Charter Activation: 02 April 2014
Charter Requestor: CONAE on behalf of ONEMI
Description of the Event
An 8.2 magnitude earthquake occurred off the northern coast of Chile at 23:46 UTC (20:46 local time) on 01 April 2014. Chilean authorities issued a tsunami alert and thousands of people have been evacuated from coastal areas.
Following the earthquake waves up to 2.1 m struck areas along the coast, including the cities of Pisagua, Patache and Iquique. The government of Chile recommended that anyone on the coast should evacuate and tens of thousands of people have done so, retreating to higher grounds. Many people have spent the night in hills nearby.
Despite the evacuations, however, five people have been reported killed so far, due to the impact and destruction caused by the waves. Landslides have also occurred and some roads have been blocked by debris in addition to power lines being cut. It has also been reported that 300 prisoners escaped from a prison in Iquique.
Magnitude 8 earthquakes on the Richter scale are at the higher end of the scale, and often cause major damage to affected areas. Chile is located in the “Ring of Fire”, an area of the Pacific Ocean basin that is seismologically active. This causes Chile to be prone to earthquakes and another powerful earthquake struck off the coat of Chile in 2010, resulting in devastation.
The tsunami warning was expected to last until 08:00 UTC on 02 April, and assessments of the damage and recovery will commence once the threat has passed.
Post-Graduate Legal Education:
Privacy Law and Policy
Summer Course (July 7-11, 2014)
Programme Application Form Course Materials
General Information on the Summer Course
Description of the course:
This week-long summer course focuses on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media. It will explore the broader trends and recent developments in this rapidly changing field, and explain how businesses, governments and others can achieve their goals within it. The course will feature a distinguished faculty of European and American academics, regulators and practitioners who will investigate the EU and US legal frameworks and how they operate together.
Held in a historic building on one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, the course will employ a seminar format that promotes interaction between participants and faculty and allows for a deeper examination of the subject than is possible at most professional conferences. Enrolment is limited to 25 participants.
See also the course flyer.
Objectives of the course:
At the conclusion of the course, participants will:
(1) Understand the latest developments in E.U. and U.S. privacy law related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media;
(2) Have insight into how these critical areas of privacy law and policy are likely to evolve in the future, and into the strategic and legal implications of these impending changes; and
(3) Possess a set of course materials containing the most current and relevant European and American legislative, judicial and regulatory documents in the area.
Dennis Hirsch, Geraldine W. Howell Professor of Law, Capital University Law School, USA
Kristina Irion, Marie Curie Fellow, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL
Daniel Cooper, Partner and Head of Global Privacy Practice, Covington & Burling, London, UK
Ian Brown, Associate Director, Oxford University Cyber Security Centre and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, UK.
Chris Hoofnagle, Lecturer in Residence and Director, Information Privacy Programs, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law, US
Sjoera Nas, Internet and Telecom Expert, Dutch Data Protection Authority, NL
Christopher Kuner, Senior Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP, Brussels, BE
Joris van Hoboken, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University, Information Law Institute, US
Neil Richards, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law, St Louis, US
Expert Panel on the Role of ISPs in public and private surveillance:
Caroline Goemans-Dorny, Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs at the INTERPOL General Secretariat, FR
Seda Gürses, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, New York University, Media, Culture and Communications Department, US
Max Schremps, Founder of europe-v-facebook.org, AT
Moderator: Nico van Eijk, Professor of Media and Telecommunications Law and Director of the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.
De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam.
The course is aimed at lawyers, government officials, NGO staff, academics, PhD students and others who work in the areas of privacy and data protection law. The course is taught at the post-graduate level. Participants should have some prior knowledge of the field.
At the close of the course, each participant will receive a Certificate of completion of the programme.
The tuition fee includes the seminar materials, five lunches, as well as the opening and closing receptions and a welcome dinner.
Standard fee € 1.975;
Participants from governmental and non-profit entities: € 1.100;
Participants from academic institutions: € 900.
See the online application form.
Check this Web site for forthcoming information about the course programme and faculty.
Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam,
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX AMSTERDAM
tel: +31 20 525 3406 /fax: +31 20 525 3033