Coordination & Cooperation

Coordination & Cooperation

The “Coordination & Cooperation” Working Group identifies, assesses the need for cooperation mechanisms in specific issues of Moon Village missions and activities. The mechanism proposed are aiming to build consensus on the best way forward. The issues to be assessed will be defined by the Working Group’s participants and will be related to the 2030 time horizon, as a first step.

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About the Working Group

The “Coordination & Cooperation” Working Group assesses the need for cooperation mechanisms in specific issues of Moon Village missions and activities. The mechanisms proposed are aiming to build consensus on the best way forward. The issues to be assessed are defined by the Working Group’s participants and are related to the 2030 time horizon, as a first step.

Current Activities

  • Development and operationalization of The Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA).
  • Conduction of the Registration Project Working Group, a joint venture of MVA and the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University.
  • Promotion of the MVA GNF at the IAC 2021, Dubai – Sustainable Lunar Activities – The way-forward (October 28, 2021).
  • Organisation of a workshop on WG’s activities in the frame of the MVA Annual Workshop 2021 (6-8 December 2021).

Past Projects

  • Standards Harmonization Project (Conceptual Analysis: In-Space Systems’ Interfaces Harmonization Directions for the Moon Exploration).
  • Conference on the Principles for Sustainable Lunar Activity, hosted by the Global Space Law Center (March 6, 2020).
  • Development and issuance of the Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities (October 19, 2020).
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Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities – Issue 1
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  • Report of the Coordination and Cooperation Working Group activities on the 1st MVA Online Symposium (November 20, 2020).
  • Inputs to the COPUOS WG on the Status and Application of the Five United Nations Treaties on Outer Space Questionnaire for the Legal Subcommittee’s 60th Session (May 31 – June 11, 2021).
  • Public Workshop: Moon Dialogs Research Salon #14: Registering Lunar Activities, hosted by Moon Dialogs (Panelists: Dr Mark Sundahl, Antonino Salmeri and Jessy Kate Schingler; June 24, 2021).
  • Creation of The Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities multi-stakeholder neutral forum.
  • COPUOS Side Event: The Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities – Status/Perspectives (August 27, 2021).
  • Webinar: First GEGSLA Public webinar – Towards Sustainable Lunar Activities (Speakers: Giuseppe Reibaldi, Ian Crawford, Igor Mitrofanov, Jennifer Lopez, Parameswaran Sreekumar and Dorin Prunariu; September 30, 2021).

Get Involved

Our mandate is to promote cooperation and coordination to provide an enabling environment for peaceful and sustainable future lunar activities.

Our goal is to assist the international community in developing cooperation and coordination mechanisms to build consensus on the best way forward.

For that, we host webinars with invited experts and develop joint initiatives dedicated to discussing critical issues, such as registration, interoperability and best practices. We also create sub-Working Groups to study particular topics, identify current and future challenges and propose governance and legal mechanisms to deal with them.

Get involved by contacting our Management Support Officer Glafki Anoniou at: yc.gr1635045999o.oes1635045999c@osa1635045999-avm1635045999

Webinars

  • Governance of Global Moon exploration and settlement – Episode 1: Best Practice
  • Governance of Global Moon exploration and settlement – Episode 2: Operating with Due Regard, Avoiding Harmful Interference, and Establishing Safety Zones
  • Governance of Global Moon exploration and settlement – Episode 3: Sharing the Benefits of Lunar Activities
  • Governance of Global Moon Exploration and Settlement Episode 4: Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities – The way forward

Related Links

  • GEGSLA
  • Best Practices
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Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities – Issue 1
October 21, 2020 172 KB 116 downloads

Read the Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities The Moon Village Association (“MVA”)…