Remote Sensing Law 101
June 22-23, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

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Remote sensing is all about our home planet, Earth. When humanity began to engage in space activities, it was all about moving and looking outward. How far could we go? How far could we see? Remote sensing turns the technology around and looks Earthward. Are the forests healthy? Is human land use changing? Is there a real estate market in that region? Can imagery and data be used to manage risk? These questions are making data the 21st century “oil”.

Attend this cutting edge program to learn:

  • Who can collect data, legal implications of remote sensing law
  • Who can access this data
  • Privacy issues, national sovereignty concerns
  • National and international sensing laws
  • The changing outlook for the remote sensing industry.

For more information, feel free to read a further introduction on the topic of remote sensing law:

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to successfully:

  • Discuss the history of the legal development of remote sensing law
  • Obtain an overview of international remote sensing law
  • Obtain an overview of the national remote sensing laws of some nations
  • Discuss the changing outlook for the remote sensing industry



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LRA is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group-Live presented online due to COVID-19
Advanced Preparation: None

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Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, and active participation.

Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers and law students interested in space law
  • Investors and businesspeople interested in space technology
  • Laypeople and professionals interested in space and space activities
  • Professionals and laypeople that use remote sensing data and imagery in various applications. For example, agriculture, urban planning, real estate, mapping, navigation, forestry, risk management, etc.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

Remote Sensing Law Context

  • Started in the UN
  • Nations debated whether remote sensing was a permissible “use” of space under the Outer Space Treaty
  • Conceptual and political challenges involve one activity that occurs simultaneously in two different legal regimes
  • What is remote sensing?
  • Different drivers: 3 segments: space, data stream, ground
  • Kinds of remote sensing law and policy
  • Amalgam of different bodies of law

Not All Data is the Same

  • A presentation that shows brief visual comparison of different kinds of data will be shown

U.S. Law

  • 1984 from Cold War technology to commercial activity
  • 1992 different roles for public and private sectors
  • 2021 new licensing regime reflects growing commercial sector worldwide
  • 3 licensing tiers

The National Remote Sensing Law: Other Nations (not an exhaustive list)

  • Different definitions of “commercial”
  • Brazil and China
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • France

Thursday, June 23, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

The National Remote Sensing Law: Other Nations (Not an Exhaustive List) cont’d.

  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Russian Federation
  • UK

A Special Note: The Evolving Nondiscriminatory Access Policy and Fear of Economic Espionage and Spying

  • Why it was established
  • How it was adapted
  • Its current status

Crucial Relevant Bodies of Remote Sensing Law

  • IP
  • Data Protection
  • Privacy
  • Economic Espionage
  • Government Contracting

The Future is Here: Emerging Issues and Technologies

  • Satellite constellations
  • Cubesats
  • Governments and Emerging NGOS


Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Professor Emerita, Director Emerita, Journal of Space Law Editor-in-Chief Emerita

Prof. Gabrynowicz is Professor Emerita of space law, Director Emerita of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law, Univ. of the Mississippi Law Center and the Editor-in-Chief Emerita, Journal of Space Law.  She managed a faculty and staff off 6 – 8 people, 10 – 15 student workers, and a multi-million dollar budget.

Prof. Gabrynowicz has taught space law since 1987 and currently lectures at various universities around the world including the University of Vienna, the Univ. of Warsaw, the Univ. of Copenhagen, and the Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law, and Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 2014, 2015, and 2019 she was invited by the Subcommittee on Space of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to testify regarding the legality of asteroid mining; remote sensing law; and, commercializing the International Space Station. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar and a member of the Ad-Hoc Remote Sensing Space Systems Advisory Committee for the Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada. Prof. Gabrynowicz briefed former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gayle Norton as part of the Secretary’s preparation for the Earth Observation Summit. Prof. Gabrynowicz briefed Frank A. Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Space and Defense Policy, U.S. Department of State on legal aspects of orbital debris. She was the organizer and chair of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee for the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive.

Prof. Gabrynowicz was a founding faculty member of the Space Studies Department at the University of North Dakota, where she also served as its Director of Graduate Studies. From 1992-94, Prof. Gabrynowicz was a member of The Congress of the United States Office of Technology Assessment Earth Observations Advisory Panel. From 1994-96, she was a member of the National Research Council Committee that produced Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data. In 1994-95, Prof. Gabrynowicz was awarded a NASA/American Society of Engineering Education Summer Faculty Fellowship from Goddard Space Flight Center where she also served as the 1997 Dean of the NASA Space Academy. Prof. Gabrynowicz has been invited by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce/NOAA, the U.S. National Research Council, the NASA Public Health Applications Program on Confidentiality and Geospatial Data, the Univ. of Cologne Institute of Air and Space Law to participate in a number of studies. Prof. Gabrynowicz was the managing attorney of a NYC law firm. She is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Aviation and Space Law.

Prof. Gabrynowicz is a Director of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and is an official observer for the IISL to the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee and has made a number of presentations to that group on space law issues. She was a member of the Advisory Board for the Permanent Court of Arbitration for the Draft Arbitration Rules on Disputes Relating to Outer Space Activities and has presented to the UN Institute for Disarmament Research. The UN Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) invited Prof. Gabrynowicz to lecture on space law at all of its space law capacity building workshops for government officials and policymakers and she is the lead author for UNOOSA’s remote sensing law curriculum. In 1999, the IISL invited Prof. Gabrynowicz to write and present the remote sensing law position paper at UNISPACE III. In 2001 she was awarded the Women in Aerospace Outstanding International Award and the IISL Distinguished Service Award. In 2014, Prof. Gabrynowicz received the China Institute of Space Law 1st International Service Award. In 2016, she was awarded the IISL Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2017, her work was recognized by the International Astronomical Union by naming an asteroid “(9002) Gabrynowicz.”

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
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  • If you are using a microphone then please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course, therefore we encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


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