From safety to security: mapping the normative landscape in outer space

Jessica West Featured, Multimedia, Space Security

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This map is a visualization of the existing normative landscape in outer space. Created from detailed coding of 90 space governance documents and additional expert feedback from an online survey and global series of workshops, it identifies the prevailing values, documented activities, and prescribed behaviours that currently influence practices in space. It is intended to provide a solid foundation for the further elaboration of norms that ensure the safe conduct of security- and military-related activities in space.

A list of recommendations is included as well.


Further reading

From Safety to Security: Extending Norms in Outer Space Global Workshop Series Report

From Safety to Security: Extending norms of behaviour in space (video)

Report of global survey of exports: From safety to security – extending outer space norms

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