European Space Agency article
A conference, “New space services for maritime users: the impact of satellite technology on maritime legislation”, will be held in Paris at the UNESCO on 21-23 February 2005. It is intended to bring together scientific and technical experts, legal and administrative experts and the user community. The participants are expected to express their needs and identify possible solutions, look at what is available already and what new developments will be arising in the near future, review the status of implementation in the light of technical developments. The will also examine what new legislation at regional and national level may be needed to implement and expand the recommendations made at the Vigo Conference (which in 2003 formulated a series of conclusions and recommendations addressed to the decision-makers of the European Union, its Member States and relevant international organisations).