The High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development - Preparatory Meeting

19 November 2015, Vienna

This one-day preparatory meeting brought together decision-makers from governments, space agencies, and other high-ranking officials to address the four thematic pillars: space economy, space society, space accessibility, and space diplomacy. Read the full summary and find all presentations made during the conference below. Further information on The United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (1968 - 2018): UNISPACE+50

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Online Presentations

High Level Forum "Space as a Driver for Socioeconomic Sustainable Development

Setting the Scene , Simonetta DI PIPPO, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Welcome Remarks, Michael SIMPSON, Secure World Foundation

The 2016 High Level Forum , Naser ALRASHEDI, Director of Space Policy and Regulations, UAE-Space Agency, United Arab Emirates

Space Economy

Introductory Remarks, Michael SIMPSON, Secure World Foundation

Econometric Models and Highlights of GSA GNSS Market Report 2015 , Martin Šunkevič, European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA)

Space Society

EURISY: 25 Years of Bridging Space and Society , Stefaan DE MEY, EURISY

Space Science and Technology for the Benefit of Society , Pascal MICHEL, Canada

Space Accessibility

Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Space (and Earth) Applications, Wolfgang VEITH, European Space Agency

The Utilization of the Dream Chaser Space Utility Vehicle , John ROTH, Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems

Space Diplomacy

The Need for Space Regulatory Frameworks and Mechanisms at Global Level, Ram S. JAKHU, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, Canada

International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG): Future Perspectives and International Aspects, Sharafat GADIMOVA , United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

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