This project aims to improve our understanding of the global governance of the Earth’s orbital space, seen as a common-pool resource threatened by debris. It asks how the growing number of space actors and their increasing heterogeneity affect the governance of orbital space. Instead of modeling an alternative governance system, as much of the existing literature does, it sets out to collect empirical evidence to improve our understanding of how space actors really interact.
Have a look at our introductory video here
Funded by an Insight Grant (2020-2023) of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada
Principal investigator: Prof. Jean-Frédéric Morin
Research coordinateur: Dr. Eytan Tepper
Collaborator: Prof. Scott Shackelford