CALL FOR PAPERS: The International Conference on “Maritime and Space Safety”

You are kindly invited to participate in the conference “Maritime and Space Safety” which will be held online at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk on the 23.09.2021.

The Conference will be organized by the University of Gdansk, together with Commission of Space Sciences together with Baltic Sea and Space Cluster.

Safety is a concept which combines land, sea and space. The links and interactions between land, sea and space are technical and logistical in their nature. Space technologies as well as satellite sensing seems to play the increasingly important role in ensuring maritime safety. On the other hand sea is being used as area which can rise the safety of space operations, like lunching and landing of space modules or rockets.

The aim of the conference is to present the variety of technical, managerial and regulatory issues connected with safety at the edge of horizon – where the sea meets the sky.

The organizers would like to put the emphasis on two leading perspectives of Maritime and Space Safety. The first is connected with the cooperation of Baltic States as regards the safety issues, and the second is linked to the cross-border, metropolital and cooperation.

The suggested topics for presentation at the conference include in particular:

  • The role of space technologies in dealing with various forms of risks at the sea and in the space.
  • The regulatory framework of ensuring a safety of operations at sea and in the outer space.
  • The problems of international and local cooperation in the field of safety at the sea and in the outer space.
  • Health related aspects of maritime and space safety.
  • Influence of land infrastructure on the maritime and space safety.

The organisers would also like to invite young academics to participate in the “Young stars panel” as well as those involved in the practical aspects of safety in the area of Maritime and Space Safety, in particular in the Baltic Region, to take part in the “Practitioners panel”.

The Conference Maritime and Space Safety is the XXIst of the series of conferences which have been organised in cooperation with the Commission of Space Sciences together with the Baltic Sea and Space Cluster under the auspices of Polish Space Agency since the founding of the Commission od Space Sciences in 2017.

The Speakers will have the opportunity to publish their work in the ”Per Mare Ad Astra” monograph vol. 3 which will be published in the fall of 2022.

The abstracts of proposed papers (max. 500 words) in English as well as a short bio of the speaker (300 words) should be submitted to the e-mail address: by 31st of August 2021.