Daily Archives: July 9, 2017

The Long Term Sustainability of Space—The Environmental, Legal, and Economic Challenges Ahead [07/09/2017]

Guests:

  • Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, Professor/Dean (Ret.), International Space University and Executive Board Member, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Author, The New Gold Rush: The Riches of Space Beckon and Co-Editor: Global Space Governance: An International Study, (In-Studio)*
  • Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Director: Institute of Air and Space Law, Chair: MILAMOS Management Board, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada (By Skype)*

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Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, Professor/Dean (Ret.), International Space University and Executive Board Member, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)

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Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Director: Institute of Air and Space Law, Chair: MILAMOS Management Board, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Dr. Joseph N. Pelton and Dr. Ram S. Jakhu

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Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, Professor/Dean (Ret.), International Space University and Executive Board Member, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)


Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Show ‘1’: Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, Professor/Dean (Ret.), International Space University and Executive Board Member, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Author, The New Gold Rush: The Riches of Space Beckon and Co-Editor: Global Space Governance: An International Study, (In-Studio)*
  • Show ‘2’: Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Director: Institute of Air and Space Law, Chair: MILAMOS Management Board, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada (By Skype)*
  • Show ‘3’: Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, Professor/Dean (Ret.), International Space University and Executive Board Member, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Author, The New Gold Rush: The Riches of Space Beckon and Co-Editor: Global Space Governance: An International Study, (In-Studio)* and Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Director: Institute of Air and Space Law, Chair: MILAMOS Management Board, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada (By Skype)*
  • Show ‘4’: Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, Professor/Dean (Ret.), International Space University and Executive Board Member, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Author, The New Gold Rush: The Riches of Space Beckon and Co-Editor: Global Space Governance: An International Study, (In-Studio)* and Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Director: Institute of Air and Space Law, Chair: MILAMOS Management Board, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada (By Skype)*

Program overview

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, Professor/Dean (Ret.) of the International Space University is an Executive Board Member of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).  He is also a world renown professor, researcher, author of over fifty [50] scientific and space related books, and has dozens of published articles in respected scientific and space related journals and conference proceedings. The IAASS,legally established 16 April 2004 in the Netherlands, is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering international cooperation and scientific advancement in the field of space systems safety. In 2004 IAASS became a member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). In 2006 former United States Senator John Glenn, first American to orbit, became Honorary Member of the IAASS. In 2010 IAASS was granted Observer status at the United Nations COPUOS (Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Space).

In accordance with the Association Charter, the IAASS membership is open to anyone having a professional interest in space safety. Members can be physical persons, corporations, agencies, universities, institutions, and other professional associations.  The Association exists to help shape and advance an international culture of space safety (technical, organizational and socio-political), which would contribute to make space missions, vehicles, stations, extraterrestrial habitats, equipment and payloads safer for the general public, ground personnel, crews and flight participants. The Association also pursues the safeguarding and sustainability of the on-orbit environment to allow unimpeded access to space by future generations.

 The Association work will contribute to propagate the idea that the time is ripe for the establishment of an international civil space safety organization according to the model of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), which so effectively advanced air travel safety.

The Centre for Research in Air & Space Law was established with the official approval of the Ministère de l’éducation du Québec (Ministry of Education, Québec , Canada) on September 1st, 1976. Dr. Ram S. Jakhu is Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law and Chair of the MILAMOS Management Board.  The McGill University Centre for Research in Air and Space Law is the principal research and educational outreach arm of McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law, established in 1951. The Institute of Air Space Law provides the core degree-granting educational program, while the Center for Research on Air and Space Law produces research, publishes books, and other literature, and offers educational products around the world.

Since its inception, the Centre has published a number of monographic studies, proceedings of symposia, reports and books, and held a number of workshops, seminars and conferences in Montreal and various other international venues. The Centre is headed by the Director, day-to-day management is the conducted by the Centre’s Executive Director, and its activities are overseen by a Board of Directors.

In more recent times, the Centre is internationally recognized as being the lead in two vital projects that are contributing to the governance, sustainability, and stability of outer space. These ground-breaking and innovative projects are the “International Study on Global Space Governance” and the project to create and publish the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS).

Such research was made possible due by significant grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Secure World Foundation, the Arsenault Family Foundation, the Donner Foundation, and various branches of the Government of Canada. Research also has been performed in collaboration with the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University of Montréal, Québec, , Canada.

McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada, is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading research-intensive universities in the world. With 27% of our students coming to McGill from more than 140 countries, its student body is the most internationally diverse medical-doctoral university in the country. Its active top-notch internship programs places students across the globe, and its alumni live in more than 180 countries worldwide.

McGill University is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford’s Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on campuses which includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. Today McGill professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants and driving human achievement in every field imaginable.  Its  250,000+ graduates form a vast global network, with many alumni reaching the top of their professions as Supreme Court Justices, award-winning authors and musicians, astronauts, and more.

With a strong focus on interdisciplinary work, McGill University ranks among the finest research-intensive universities in the world, and carries a tradition of excellence that includes Sir Ernest Rutherford, Wilder Penfield, Charles Taylor and many others. Today, its researchers are making great strides in a wide range of fields, from green chemistry to nanotechnology, from the science of food to the secrets of genomics and proteomics. Launched in 2016, McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives program builds on a leading position in neuroscience, making the university a global hub for brain research.

The University has a long-term commitment to sustainability with action plans which match its commitment. McGill’s Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy sets an ambitious agenda for a greener, fairer, healthier future, and its “Sustainability Projects Fund” (SPF) offers CA$870,000 of seed funding each year to practical application projects. Since its creation in 2010, the SPF has allocated over CA$5 million in seed funding to 155 sustainability-related projects, including urban gardening, a bicycle collective, green waste management systems, and many more.


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