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Space Law

ENVISAT

The first agreement that laid, and still lays, the foundations under international law is the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which has been ratified by 100 countries to date. It lays down principles governing the activities of states in outer space. more

Antarctica

Emperor penguins

Antarctica has a major role in the global climate system and marine ecosystems. In more than 40 research stations operating throughout the year scientists work on projects ranging from routine monitoring to basic research. more