SWF Staff Actively Contributes to the Space Studies Program 2013 in Strasbourg, France

Thursday, July 25, 2013


The Space Studies Program 2013 (SSP13) of the International Space University – a nine-week course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines is taking place on the International Space University Central Campus, in Strasbourg, France. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical and ranges from policy and law, business and management and humanities to life sciences, engineering, physical sciences and space applications. This year the program gathered together 100 people from 24 countries.

SWF staff played many important roles in the SSP13. SWF Executive Director Michael Simpson worked with two departments: Space Policy, Economics, and Law and Space Business and Management in addition to providing counsel to the project team working on Space Weather.  Dr. Simpson and Dr. Jacob Cohen, Chief Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center collaborated on presenting a program on disruptive technology for the benefit of the business and management students. Senior Advisor Ray Williamson worked with both the Department of Space Policy and Law and the Space and Humanities Department. He also assisted the Team Project on Space Weather and moderated the Theme Day panel on Space and Security. Dr. Williamson and Project Manager Natassa Antoniou also contributed to the “Data Policy and Legal Issues in Disaster Management” department activity of the Space Policy, Economics, and Law Department. Ray gave a presentation on Information Policy Considerations in Natural Disasters and Natassa on the International Response to Natural Disasters.

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