8 November 2014 “Science Enabled by the Global Exploration Roadmap” London


The-Global-Exploration-RoadmapAt the Geological Society, London

An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Professor Ian Crawford (Birkbeck)*, Professor John Zarnecki (Open University), Dr Jill Stuart (LSE/Space Policy) and Mr Jeremy Curtis (UK Space Agency)
* Contact: i.crawford_AT_ucl.ac.uk

Under the auspices of the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG), in September 2011 twelve of the world’s space agencies, including the UK Space Agency, came together to produce a plan for the international human and robotic exploration of the inner Solar System. Beginning with the International Space Station (ISS), this Global Exploration Roadmap (http://www.globalspaceexploration.org/web/isecg/news/2013-08-20) reflects the international effort to define feasible and sustainable exploration pathways to the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and Mars over the next 25 years.
Many diverse areas of science represented by the RAS would benefit from implementation of the Global Exploration Roadmap, including planetary science, astrobiology, and aspects of observational astronomy. This interdisciplinary meeting will aim to cover all of these areas, and to raise the profile of the Global Exploration Roadmap among the UK scientific community. By demonstrating widespread community interest in the Roadmap, it is hoped that the meeting will strengthen UKSA’s continuing engagement with ISECG in the development of international space exploration policy, and help ensure a strong scientific focus for these activities.

Tea and coffee will be available from 09:30 (talks start at 10:00) and again after the meeting at 15:30.

The Geological Society
Burlington House

Start Time: 8 Nov 2013 – 10:00
End Time: 8 Nov 2013 – 15:30


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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.



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