Adelaide Law School students work showcased at Space Security Index Working Group in Montreal

The work of Adelaide Law Students Joel Lisk, April Bradey, Tom Skevington, Will Gloster and Soraya Pradhan has been showcased at the 13th Annual Space Security Working Group workshop in Montreal (24-26 May 2016).  The Space Security Index is a joint research project of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, Project Ploughshares, George Washington University and the University of Adelaide (through RUMLAE). The Adelaide Law School students prepared the reports on key indicators: space based utilities, priorities and funding of civil space programs, international cooperation in space activities, growth in commercial space, public-private collaboration and military uses of space, under the supervision of Dr Dale Stephens and Professor Melissa de Zwart.  The written reports form the basis of the Space Security Index, an annual assessment of security and sustainability of outer space, used to support transparency and dialogue on space security challenges. The students were given an opportunity to further present their work to the group of experts by video, followed by discussion. Following further input from the Working Group, the SSI will be published in Spring 2016, and provided to organizations, including the UN, to support a constructive dialogue on space.

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