SGAC membership has been steadily growing throughout the years. Among our membership there are many incredible young space enthusiasts who should be recognised for their hard work and contributions to SGAC. In December 2009, the SGAC Executive Council decided to acknowledge one member per month for his or her outstanding work and contributions to SGAC and its goals.

We are proud to present the November 2010 Member of the Month: Catherine Doldirina

Catherine Doldirina is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University. She has been conducting legal research MOMOctober10__CatherineDoldirinarelating to space activities since 2005. Her expertise lies in the field of intellectual property law and her current research relates to the legal status of remote sensing data. She has lectured on European competition law, European copyright law and space law at the University of Bremen and at the European Humanities University (Lithuania). She has also tutored at the European Space Law Centre summer school on space law and policy. Her professional experience was gained as legal assistant to specialist copyright lawyers (Bremen). She successfully completed an internship at the European Space Policy Institute, Vienna, drafting the study “Case for Space” during this time. She authors work on other aspects of space law, is engaged in the research activities at the Institute of Air and Space Law, as for example Space Security Index, and is a member of the International Institute of Space Law. In 2009 she was awarded the Diderick Verschoor award and prize for the best paper by a young author for the Colloquium on Space Law of the International Institute of Space Law.

And here is our MoM November reaction:

"I joined SGAC in 2007 and since then met many enthusiastic young people who believe in space and actually do things to promote development of space activities. I am always glad and honoured to participate in SGAC events and activities, because it is the way I can contribute to the fascinating space future of our generation!"

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