Shoal is proud to support the Space Generation Advisory Council deliver the 2017 Space Generation Congress (SGC). The annual three-day congress opened today in the lead up to the International Astronautical Congress 2017, with the congress expected to be attended by around 150 young professionals of the global space sector. The SGC hosts working groups on five key space issues, including Space Exploration, Space Diplomacy, Space Law, Space Innovation and Space Transportation. The findings and outcomes of each working group are compiled into a report which is presented to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space among other places.

Shoal’s Roger Franzen is be one of the subject matter experts for the Outer Space Treaty Working Group (OST WG). As a distinguished expert who has spent most of his career analysing, managing and implementing solutions to complex multi-discipline engineering problems in space and related fields, Roger is ideally placed to support the working group participants. The Outer Space Treaty, as the foundational legal framework of international space law, requires updating in light of the significant technological and social change of the 21st century, with the hope that space remains accessible for all future generations.

Shoal is excited to support the working group participants achieve their intended outcomes over the coming days and in doing so foster the next generation of future space leaders.