It started like so many networks in a conversation about some question in history. A collection of professionals, thinkers and doers from different countries and walks of life, research backgrounds and ideas but with critical questions: has the debate got it right, is the theory and concepts correct?
This is often a common question amongst humanity on a range of topics and issues, but sometimes it can often lead to good things: research, change, advancement and reform or simply a more informed debate. This is precisely what happened here.
The scholars, thinkers and researchers wanted to explore and build upon research of how 'maritime' and 'maritime strategy' could apply to space. Furthermore to examine doctrine, concepts, papers, publications and a broad spectrum of topics on issues that interact primarily with space warfare, the militarisation of space, strategy and space, space policy and strategic space theory.
From that conversation, they turned to King's College London who kindly supported the requests of this international collection of individuals and granted them a home for now and the 'Maritime Strategy and Space Network' was born in 2019:
- The network aims to advance the theory and application of maritime strategy and 'maritime' in discussion about strategic space theory and space policy.
- It seeks to engage, network and convene world-class strategic space policy, space security and strategic space theorists and scholars, practitioners and emerging talent who are interested in theory to application of maritime strategy and wider maritime to the domain of space.
- It aims to encourage research and debate while demonstrating and advertising the research that those in our network are writing, publishing and working on as individuals or groups. Enabling research to outreach to audiences.
- The network continues to build an intellectual forum for the exchange of ideas, theory and research across a global audience.
Thank you for being patient while we prepare our new website and further announcements.
Contact email address: maritimeandspace [AT] KCL [DOT] AC [DOT] UK