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Our e-notes

Development of the Northern Sea Route: How great is the need for satellite observation?


The Europe & Space Series n°14, March 2014

The sea route between Europe and Asia is significantly shorter via Arctic waters than via the Suez Canal.  Changes in global climate have resulted in a diminishing of ice in Arctic waters.  This has resulted in the Northern Sea Route...


Governing the Geostationary Orbit: Orbital Slots and Spectrum Use in an Era of Interference

Guilhem PENENT

Note de l'Ifri, January 2014

Executive Summary Outer space, particularly in the telecommunication sector, is benefiting and becoming accessible to more and more actors. But with this trend comes also a reality that is every day more compelling: no meaningful development...


Our books

L'Europe spatiale : le déclin ou le sursaut

Guilhem PENENT

Edtion Argos, 2014


European Identity Through Space

Christophe VENET, Blandina BARANES

Space Activities and Programmes as a Tool to Reinvigorate the European Identity, Vienna, Springer, 2012.


From 09-10-2014 at 09:00
to 09-10-2014 at 16:45

Thon Hotel EU Brussels - 75 rue de la Loi - 1040 Brussels (metro : Maelbeek)

Orbital Slots and Spectrum Use in an Era of Interference

This one-day conference is jointly organized by Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri). It will examine how radio-frequency interference affects a variety of issues areas, including freedom of information (intentional interference, or "jamming"), telecommunication services (potential interference between systems sharing the C-band), and the governance of the geostationary arc ...


From 19-11-2013 at 09:00
to 19-11-2013 at 10:30

Salle du patio, Ifri, 27 rue de la Procession 75015 Paris

The Militarization of Space and Norway's Satellite Stations: Bases for Debate in the Next Military Space Era

A Seminar with Bård Wormdal, author of the "Satellite War" and Journalist at NRK - Norway's largest media house. Adaptation to the post-Cold War era has proved remarkable for the relationship between space-based technologies and military activities. The ground installations which support the use of satellites are no exception. Because of the need to locate ground stations on foreign and strategic territories, issues regarding the host...


From 23-04-2013 at 09:00
to 23-04-2013 at 14:15

Ifri - 27, rue de la Procession 75015 Paris

Orbital Slots and Spectrum Use: a Governance Outlook

This closed seminar is a collaboration endeavor. A general introduction and two short presentations on legal and political points of view will set the stage for what we hope will be an engaging discussion, under the guidance of an experienced moderator. Each participant will be asked to actively and constructively contribute his or her understanding of the issues at stake. We hope that the seminar will provide a stimulating dialogue and...


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