New Space Security Portal Launched

Space Security Portal. Image credit: UNIDIR.

Following the release last week of the new Outer Space Security lexicon, and ahead of the upcoming Outer Space Security Conference in a few weeks, the Secure World Foundation and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) have launched a new Space Security Portal (SSP).

The SSP states that it provides “an interactive map of the global space security governance landscape” including “profiles of the space security-related policies of all UN Member States, in addition to various intergovernmental organizations and multistakeholder initiatives.”

In announcing the new portal, SWF and UNIDIR said that is a “collaborative and evolving tool.” Many profiles are currently available including most of the larger nations though Canada and India are not yet available whereas smaller countries like Argentina and New Zealand are. There is a submission survey for nations not yet included.

Profiles include an overview and five sections of documents including Doctrine and Policy, National Structure, Legal Materials, Governance Materials and International Engagement. The number of documents for each section is large depending on the nation.

Voluntary data contributions were provided by;

  • Australia
  • Ecuador
  • European Union
  • France
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United States

The Space Security Portal received financial support from the Government of the Republic of Korea and from the Government of France.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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