Held between 26-28 February 2915, this Conference, co-organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), addressed all aspects of the contribution of space activities to understanding and solving the problems of climate change and disaster management, from technical/technological, policy and legal perspectives.
The conference served as a prelude to the next Heads of Space Agencies Summit being organised by the IAA on Sept 14-15, 2015 at Mexico. Two legal sessions were held during the 3- day conference, which gathered some 200 participants from various backgrounds. During the opening session, the Governor of Kerala delivered a speech, and many high profile speakers honoured the gathering with their presence in beautiful Kovalam.
The report of the Legal Sessions was organised by IISL Rapporteurs: Mr. Gopalkrishnan, Policy Analyst, ISRO HQ, Mr. Shripad Jagdale, and Mr. Kumar Abhijeet, Assistant Professor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore.