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UN documents
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Other documents
Workshops and conferences
Books
Articles
Other useful readings
Useful links
 

 
UN documents

COPUOS Report of the Expert on Space Applications (2011)
UN A/AC.105/980

COPUOS Report on activities carried out in 2009 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (2010)
UN A/AC.105/955

Capacity-building strategy of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (2010)
UN A/AC.105/947

Note by the UN Secretary: “Space benefits for Africa: contribution of the United Nations system” (2009)
UN A/AC.105/941

COPUOS Working Paper: “Future role and activities of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space” (Working Paper “Brachet”) (2007)
UN A/AC.105/L.268

General Assembly Resolution: “International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space” (2007)
UN A/RES/62/217

General Assembly Resolution on the establishment of the UN-SPIDER Programme (2006)
UN A/RES/61/110

Report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on the implementation of the recommendations of the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III+5) (2004)
UN A/59/174

Report of the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) (1999)
UN A/CONF.184/6

The Space Millennium: Vienna Declaration on Space and Human Development (1999).

General Assembly Resolution on the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) (1999)
UN A/RES/54/68

General Assembly Resolution on the Second United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE ’82) (1982)
UN RES 37/90

Report of the UNISPACE ’82

General Assembly Resolution on the United Nations Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (1968)
UN RES 2453 (XXIII)  
 

 
Cospas-Sarsat Programme documents

Arrangement on Cooperation between the Cooperating Agencies of the Parties to the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme Agreement and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) on the EUMETSAT Contribution to the Cospas-Sarsat GEOSAR System (2010)

Understanding Between the States Parties to the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme Agreement and The Republic of India Concerning The Association of The Republic of India with the Cospas-Sarsat Programme as a Provider of Geostationary Satellite Services for Search and Rescue (GEOSAR) (2007)

Declaration of Intent for Co-operation on the Development and Evaluation of the Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) Satellite System between the Co-operating Agencies of the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme and the Galileo Joint Undertaking (2006)

The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme Agreement (1988)

Other Cospas-Sarsat System documents
 
 

 
Other documents

IAA Commission-V Study Group Report: “Space to Promote Peace (With Focus on Reconstruction in Afghanistan)” (2004)

Memorando de Entendimento sobre a Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento de um Sistema de Aplicações para o Programa do Satélite Sino-Brasileiro de Recursos Terrestres (21 May 2004)

Protocolo Complementar Brasil X China (12 November 2004)

Protocolo de Cooperação Brasil X China (21 September 2000)

International Charter - Space and Major Disaster
Charter Rev.3 (25/4/2000).2.

“UNISPACE ’82: A Context for International Cooperation and Competition. A Technical Memorandum”
Congress of the United States, 1983.

Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Remote Sensing for Development, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Commission on International Relations, National Research Council, Washington, National Academy of Sciences: “Resource Sensing from Space: Prospects for Developing Countries” (1977)
 
 

 
Workshops and conferences

Tenth United Nations/International Academy of Astronautics Workshop on Small Satellites in the Service of Developing Countries Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 13 October 2009

Report (UN A/AC.105/971)

United Nations/Austria/European Space Agency Symposium on Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development
Graz, Austria, 8-11 September 2009

Report (UN A/AC.105/966)

IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium: “Legal Implications of Space Applications for Global Climate Change”
47th Session of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, Vienna, Austria, 31 March-1 April 2008

Report

United Nations/ Indonesia Regional Workshop: “Applications of Integrated Space Technology in Water Resource Management, Environmental Protection and Disaster Vulnerability Mitigation” Jakarta, Indonesia, 7-11 July 2008

Report (UN A/AC.105/921)

United Nations/International Astronautical Federation Workshop: “Space Technology Support for an Integrated Approach to Address Potential Environmental Hazards”
Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 26 and 27 September 2008

Report (UN A/AC.105/930)

CRAST-LF-ISESCO-CRTS-EMI-ONU/OOSA-ESA/ECSL Workshop international: “L’Outil spatial pour la Gestion des Catastrophes et des Situations d’Urgence en Afrique - Aspects Techniques, Organisationnels et Juridiques”
Rabat, Morocco, 10-12 November 2008

IISL/ECSL Space Law Symposium: “Legal Aspects of Disaster Management and the Contribution of the Law of Outer Space”
45th Session of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, Vienna, Austria, 3 April 2006

Report (ECSL Newsletter, N. 32, 2006, p. 8)

ECSL/CRTEAN International Conference: “Natural Disasters and the Role of Satellite Remote-Sensing: Economic and Legal Considerations”
Tunis, Tunisia, 26-28 April 2005

“Tunis II” Declaration (ECSL Newsletter, N. 30, 2005, p. 11)

ECSL/CRTEAN Conference: “Remote Sensing Activities for Development”
Tunis, Tunisia, 26-27 September 2002

IISL/UNOOSA Workshop: “Space Law in the Twenty-first Century”
UNISPACE III, Technical Forum, Vienna, 19-30 July 1999
 
 

 
Books

“Earth-Oriented Space Activities and Their Legal Implications:
Proceedings of the Symposium Held on October 15-16, 1981”
Centre for Research of Air & Space Law, Montreal, 1983.

N. FEKIH, R. ABIDI, G. LAFFERRANDERIE, P. LALA, M. FERRAZZANI
“La Télédétection par satellite au service du développement: Considérations juridiques: Actes du colloque 2002, 26-27 Septembre, Tunis, Tunisie - Satellite Remote Sensing in aid of Development: Legal Considerations: Proceedings ”
Centre régional de télédétection des états de l'Afrique du Nord (CRTEAN)/ European Center for Space Law (ECSL), 2003.
 
 

 
Articles

R. ABIDI
“Satellite Remote Sensing in Aid of Development: The Tunis Declaration”
Space Policy, Vol. 19, Issue 2, 2003, pp. 143-145.

M. BENKÖ, K.-U. SCHROGL
“Space Law at UNISPACE III: Achievements and Perspectives”
ZLW, Year 2000, Issue 1.

K. BÖCKSTIEGEL
“Energy from Space: Chances and Limitations from a Legal Point of View”
In “Proceedings of the Symposium on Earth-Oriented Space Activities and Their Legal Implications”, 1981, pp.204-219.

S. COURTEIX
“L’utilisation de l’espace pour la protection de l’environnement: Aspects institutionnel”
Annals of Air and Space Law, Vol. XV, 1990, p. 275.

F. von der DUNK
“Legal Aspects of Using Space-Derived Geospatial Information for Emergency Response, with Particular Reference to the Charter on Space and Major Disasters”
In S. ZLATANOVA, J. LI (ed.), “Geospatial Information Technology for Emergency Response”, Vol. 6, ISPRS Book Series, Taylor & Francis 2008, pp. 21-40.

F. von der DUNK
“Big Brother or Eye in the Sky? - Legal Aspects of Space-Based Geo-Information for Disaster Management”
In P. van VOOSTEROM, S. ZLATANOVA, “Geo-Information for Disaster Management”, Springer, 2005, pp. 35-50.

M. FERRAZZANI
“Remote Sensing: Towards the World Governing of the Environment” Presentation, International Court of the Environment Foundation (ICEF), IV International Conference, Venice, Italy, 3 June 1994.

A. KERREST
“Le système global de satellites pour la recherche et le sauvetage (COSPAS-SARSAT)”
Revue Générale de Droit International Public, Vol. 93, N. 4, 1989, pp. 831-854.

D. KONRAD T. LINK
“International Charter on Space and Major Disasters Accession in the Layout of National Political and Legal Regimes”
Revista Brasileira de Direito Aeronáutico e Espacial, N. 91, 2008, p. 15.

V. S. MANI
“Towards an International Disaster Response Law: Quest for a Role for International Space Law”
Indian Journal of International Law, Vol. 46, N. 3, 2006, pp. 376-387.

S. MARCHISIO
“Contractual Issues and Economic Considerations: Prevention of Natural Disasters: Space and Environments Law at the Crossroad”
In “Proceedings of the International Conference: Natural Disasters and the Role of Satellite Remote-Sensing: Economic and Legal Considerations, Tunis, 26-28 April 2005”, ECSL&CRTEAN, 2006, pp. 59-64.

S. MARCHISIO
“The Natural Disasters and the Role of Remote Sensing: Evaluation of the International Context; The Current COPUOS Work on Remote Sensing”
In “Proceedings of the International Conference: Natural Disasters and the Role of Satellite Remote-Sensing: Economic and Legal Considerations, Tunis 26-28 April 2005”, ECSL&CRTEAN, 2006, pp. 23-26.

S. MARCHISIO
“Remote Sensing for Sustainable Development in International Law”
In G. LAFFERRANDERIE, D. CROWTHER (eds.), “Outlook on Space Law over the Next 30 Years”, Kluwer Law International, The Hague-London-Boston, 1997, pp. 335-350.

T. L. MASSON-ZWANN, F. TRONCHETTI
“The contribution of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems to Disaster Management”
In “Proceedings of the Fiftieth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2007”, pp. 697-704.

J. MONSERRAT FILHO
“Relações entre Direito Espacial e Direito do Desenvolvimento”
Revista Brasileira de Direito Aeronáutico e Espacial, N. 90, 2007.

M. MORELLI
“Global Monitoring for Environment and Security: A New Way of European Cooperation”
ECSL Newsletter, N. 30, 2005, p. 3.
 
 

 
Other useful readings

“Sustainable Development 2009-2010 report”
ESA, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 2011.

R. ACEVEDO, F. VARELA, N. ORIHUELA
“The Role of Venesat-1 Satellite in Promoting Development in Venezuela and Latin America”
Space Policy, Vol. 26, Issue 3, 2010, pp. 189-193.

C. DOLDIRINA
“Case for Space: Space Applications Meeting Societal Needs”
ESPI Report, N. 7, 2007.

A. A. GBEM
“Space Developments in African Countries”
Annals of Air and Space Law, Vol. XXXVI, 2009.

C. GIANNOPAPA
“European-African Partnership in Satellite Applications for Sustainable Development. A Comprehensive Mapping of European-African Actors and Activities”
ESPI Report, N. 26, 2010.

C. MATHIEU
“Space-based Services in Europe: Addressing the Transition between Demonstration and Operation”
ESPI Report, N. 17, 2009.

R. NAVALGUND, V. MENSHIKOV, J. AKINYEDE
“Study on Space-Based Disaster Management: The Need for International Cooperation”
IAA, 2010.

D. RAITT, C. SWAN, P. SWAN, A. WOODS
“The Impact of Space Activities upon Society”
IAA, 2005.

U. R. RAO
“The path toward UNISPACE III”
Talk delivered at the Fifty Second Session of the COPUOS, Vienna, 3 June 2009, during Panel Discussion on “10th Anniversary of UNISPACE-III”.

N.-L. REMUSS
“Space Application as a Supporting Tool for Countering Piracy: Outline for a European Approach”
ESPI Report, N. 29, 2010.

N.-L. REMUSS
“Space and Internal Security: Developing a Concept for the Use of Space Assets to Assure a Secure Europe”
ESPI Report, N. 20, 2009.

W. RATHGEBER
“The European Architecture for Space and Security”
ESPI Report, N. 13, 2008.

K.-U. SCHROGL, C. MATHIEU, A. LUKASZCZYK (eds.)
“Threats, Risks and Sustainability: Answers by Space”
Studies in Space Policy, Vol.2, Springer Wien-New York, 2009.

S. ZLATANOVA, J. LI (eds.)
“Geospatial Information Technology for Emergency Response”
ISPRS Book Series, Taylor & Francis 2008.
 
 

 
Useful links

COSPAS-SARSAT website

ESA GMES website

ESA The leaving planet programme website

European Commission GMES website

International Charter for Space and Major Disaster - 2000

International Committee on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISPRS-ICORSE) website

UNISPACE III website

United Nations Coordination of Outer Space Activities

United Nations Programme on Space Applications (UNPSA)

UNOOSA website on the UN-SPIDER Programme

UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal
 
 
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