A forthcoming publication provides a fresh, comprehensive evaluation on how to achieve the sustainable use of space by means of respecting fairness and responsibility. The Fair and Responsible Use of Space - An International Perspective is to be released as the fourth volume in the series “Studies in Space Policy” edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) and published by SpringerWienNewYork.
“We hope that this book will be a highly useful resource in the current efforts to find appropriate mechanisms for the fair and responsible use of outer space,” said Dr. Ray Williamson, Executive Director of Secure World Foundation. Chapters of the book draw upon the contributions of several renowned experts that took part in a November 2008 conference on the same topic, convened in Vienna, and jointly organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Secure World Foundation (SWF) and ESPI, which served as conference coordinator and host.
The mission of ESPI is to provide decision-makers with an independent view and analysis on mid- to long term issues relevant to the use of space. The book is co-edited by ESPI’s Wolfgang Rathgeber and Kai-Uwe Schrogl, and Ray Williamson of Secure World Foundation. For more information on the forthcoming book, please go to http://www.springer.com/springerwiennewyork/engineering/book/978-3-211-99652-2 /