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Evaluating the Socio-Economic Benefits of SpacePort Scotland

October 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

A presentation with The Open University BEERS research team to discuss the Benefits of Evaluating the Socio-Economics of Space Exploration.

2020 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 an announcement by The UK Space Agency (UKSA), to establish a Space Port in the Highlands of Scotland.

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 in providing a comprehensive analysis to inform policy makers and practitioners’ decision-making.

Applying their pioneering four-fold methodology, that was established for the European Space Agency (ESA), The Benefits of the ESA Exploration Roadmap in Socio-economics (BEERS) research team at The Open University would like to invite you to attend a presentation discussing the benefits of Evaluating the Socio-Economics of Space Exploration and questions this raises for the establishment of SpacePort Scotland.

Thursday 17th October 2019

10:30am – 11:00am: Registration & Refreshments

11:00am – 1:00pm: Evaluating the Socio-Economic Benefits of SpacePort Scotland presented by The Benefits of the ESA Exploration Roadmap in Socio-Economics (BEERS) research team from The Open University

We hope you will be able to join us for this stimulating and informative presentation, with plentiful opportunities for questions and discussion.

Please confirm your attendance by registering before Wednesday 16th October 2019

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Venue

UNISON
60 Belford Road, Douglas House, Buzz 2 for entry
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH4 3DR United Kingdom

Organiser

The Open University in Scotland
Website:
http://www.open.ac.uk/scotland/