Video On Demand

Enhancing EU-U.S. Cooperation in Space

December 10, 2015 • 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST

AGENDA

2:00pm Opening Remarks

H.E. David O'Sullivan
Ambassador of the European Union to the United States (Confirmed)

Ms. Heather A. Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, and Director,
CSIS Europe Program (Confirmed)

2:15pm Panel I: Space for Society, Growth, and Jobs

Moderator:

Dr. John M. Logsdon
Founder of the Space Policy Institute and Professor Emeritus,
George Washington University (Confirmed)

Speakers:

Mr. Jonathan Margolis
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space and Health,
U.S. Department of State (Invited)

Mr. Pierre Delsaux
Deputy Director-General for Space Policy, Satellite Navigation, Copernicus, and Defense,
European Commission (Confirmed)

Mr. Alain Ratier
Director-General,
EUMETSAT (Confirmed)

Dr. David Miller
Chief Technologist,
NASA (Confirmed)

Dr. Stephen Volz
Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services,
NOAA (Confirmed)

3:30pm Coffee Break

3:45pm Panel II: Security for Space, Space for Security

Moderator:

Dr. James A. Lewis
Senior Fellow and Director,
CSIS Strategic Technologies Program(Confirmed)

Speakers:

Mr. Pierre Delsaux
Deputy Director-General for Space Policy, Satellite Navigation, Copernicus, and Defense,
European Commission (Confirmed)

Mr. François Rivasseau <
Special Envoy for Space and Head of Security Policy Division,
European External Action Service (EEAS) (Confirmed)

Ms. Mallory Stewart
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emerging Challenges and Defense Policy,
U.S. Department of State (Confirmed)

Dr. Frank Kelly
Director, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS),
U.S. Geological Survey (Invited)

5:00pm Closing Remarks and End of Conference

Please join us for an informative seminar which will identify opportunities to enhance U.S.-EU space cooperation and policy coordination. 2015 has been a momentous year for transatlantic space cooperation. In October, American and European officials signed the Copernicus Cooperation Arrangement which was created to facilitate transatlantic data transfers for a range of applications, including climate change research, weather forecasting, and disaster response. Enhanced transatlantic space cooperation could increase economic growth, jobs, and advance humanitarian interests. Closer space coordination can also enhance transatlantic security by improving border and maritime surveillance capabilities and providing geospatial intelligence data which could support international peace and stabilization missions.

This conversation is made possible by general support to CSIS.

Heather A. Conley