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SpacePort Scotland - Evaluating the Socio-Economic Benefits

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30 to 13:00
UNISON, 60 Belford Road, Douglas House, Edinburgh EH4 3DR
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The creation of a spaceport in the Highlands of Scotland was announced recently by the UK Space Agency. Satellite launches, space tourism, hypersonic flight and high-speed point-to-point transport are among some of the innovative activities we could be seeing in the future, due to this announcement. 

The Open University's Benefits of the European Space Agency Exploration (ESA) Roadmap in Socio-economics research team are holding an event to discuss the benefits of evaluating the socio-economics of space exploration for a spaceport in Scotland. 

The socio-economic benefits of space exploration have been demonstrated over many decades, through innovation in environmental management, health, urban development and electric vehicles, as well as by developing new technologies.

To support and promote these benefits, evaluating the impact is imperative for informing policy makers and practitioners’ decision-making.

Applying their pioneering four-fold methodology - which was established for the European Space Agency - the OU team invites you to this event to discuss the benefits of evaluating the socio-economics of space exploration, and the questions this raises for the establishment of a spaceport in Scotland.

We hope you will be able to join us for this stimulating and informative presentation, with plentiful opportunities for questions and discussion. This event is taking place during OU Research Month, #OUresearch

10:30am - 11:00am: Registration and refreshments
11:00am - 1:00pm: Presentation and discussion 

Register by 16 October on the Eventbrite page for the Socio-Economics of Space Exploration event.

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