My current project is 'The future of the COSPAR Planetary Protection Guidelines: Space governance and astrobiology'. As a member of AstrobiologyOU and OU Law School, I am one one two members specialising in the subject of space governance. Working alongside colleagues, I am able to consider space sciences, technology and law to ask the question on how can COSPAR be used for planetary protection during space activities, in which contamination does not occur in the space environment.
My thesis will develop a socio-legal and doctrinal approach, with the aim of highlighting:
Further reading of related and passionate issues follow the following links:
http://www.unoosa.org, https://www.open.ac.uk/research-groups/astrobiology/research, https://cosparhq.cnes.fr/