First Authors’ Workshop: 10 – 11 January 2008, Vienna, Austria

The First Authors' Workshop of the Cologne Commentary on Space Law (CoCoSL) was held from 10 – 11 January 2008 at the premises of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, Austria. The aim of this Workshop was for participating authors to meet in an open forum, so as to report on the progress of their contributions and exchange ideas on the various issues addressed in Volume I of CoCoSL.


The First Authors' Workshop began with a Welcome Luncheon at ESPI on Thursday, 10 January 2008 at 12:30pm. Four interactive working sessions were organised for authors to discuss the scientific analysis and progress of each of their contributions, on a chapter by chapter basis. These four sessions took place after the Welcome Luncheon and on the Friday morning after. Members of the Scientific Advisory Board were also on hand to provide their insights and expertise. Authors were then cordially invited to a traditional Viennese dinner on the evening of Thursday, 10 January 2008.


The CoCoSL First Authors' Workshop was hosted at the premises of ESPI, located in downtown Vienna at the following address:

European Space Policy Institute

Schwarzenbergplatz 6

Entrance: Zaunergasse 1 – 3

A-1030 Vienna, Austria

T: +43 1 718 11 18 – 0

F: +43 1 718 11 18 – 99

Information on ESPI is available online at