Commissions

Commissions Overview

Each Commission conducts twice a year open meetings in order to get fresh ideas, so it does not work in a vacuum. However, only the ten Commission members are entitled to decide and the Commission decision mode is by consensus. This decision making process takes place after the open meeting, preferably by email, phone, etc to allow members of the commissions not present at the meeting to participate in the decision. The rules to define the composition and role of the IAA commissions are defined on the IAA Bylaws as listed below.

Excerpt from Bylaws:

Section VII: ACADEMY COMMISSIONS, TASK FORCES AND STUDY GROUPS

7.1 In order to provide opportunities for initiation of focused activities, to facilitate and observe such activities, enable the exchange of ideas and information among interested members of the Academy and recommend appropriate measures relating to the establishment and activities of Program Committees and Study Groups to the Board of Trustees, six Academy Commissions shall be established, namely: Commission I on Space Physical Sciences; Commission II on Space Life Sciences; Commission III on Space Technology and System Development; Commission IV on Space Systems, Operations and Utilization; Commission V on Space Policy, Law and Economics; Commission VI on Space and Society, Culture and Education. The initial general scopes of responsibility of each of the Academy Commissions are shown for information in Appendix 1 of these Bylaws. The scopes may be amended by majority Board decisions in the future.

7.2 The officers of each Academy Commission shall be a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson and a Secretary. They shall be appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Vice-President for Scientific Activities for a term of two years. The Vice Chairperson shall succeed the Chairperson at the expiration of his term of office. Each Academy Commission shall be composed of members appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Vice-President for Scientific Activities. The Chairpersons of the relevant Program Committees and Study Groups shall serve as ex-officio members of the respective Academy Commissions. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Academy Commissions shall be selected from among the Members of the Academy, the Secretary and other members of the Commissions may be either Members or Corresponding Members of the Academy.

7.3 Academy Commissions may establish ad hoc Advisory Groups to help in reviewing selected study topics.

7.4 Upon recommendation of the Vice President for Scientific Activities, the respective Chairperson of an Academy Commission or petition of at least 15 Members and/or Corresponding Members, the Board shall be empowered to establish appropriate Program Committees and Study Groups. Members and/or Corresponding Members wishing to organize a Program Committee or a Study Group shall submit their proposal to an Academy Commission with the most appropriate scope. Such proposal shall include the terms of reference of the body concerned, the length of time needed for completion of its task, proposed membership, secondary interest in another Academy Commission, if any, and other useful information. If endorsed by the respective Academy Commissions, the proposal shall be transmitted to the Scientific Activities Committee for its approval. The Vice-President for Scientific Activities shall inform the Board of Trustees of the establishment of all Program Committees and Study Groups and shall report on the progress of their work.

7.5 The Vice-President for Scientific Activities shall recommend to the President the appointment of the Chairpersons and members of the Program Committees and Study Groups. The Officers of the Program Committees and Study Groups shall be the Chairperson, one or more Co-Chairpersons and a Secretary. The Officers shall be either Members or Corresponding Members. They shall remain in office for the lifetime of the task concerned. The membership of Program Committees and Study Groups shall include Members and Corresponding Members, as well as non-Members who are distinguished in the respective subjects of interest of these bodies.

7.6 Each Program Committee shall focus on accomplishing specific assignments over a period of time and shall organize conferences, sessions or symposia of the Academy on particular topics. The Terms of Reference for all Program Committees are contained in the reports of the Board of Trustees.

7.7 The Study Groups shall aim at producing multidisciplinary time-limited studies on various topics, which should result in cosmic study reports and position papers. All such documents shall be subject to approval of the Board of Trustees before releases as official Academy documents. The Study Groups may also convene special symposia.

IAA Criteria and Rules for Commission Membership

IAA Criteria and rules for Commission Membership

IAA Scientific Activities Survey

IAA Newly Elected Members and Academicians were invited to participate as guest to any open meetings of the IAA Commissions. Open meetings of Commissions, by definition, allow access to all Members and Corresponding Members of the Academy as well as non IAA Academicians. Those meetings are excellent opportunities to get a broad overview of the Academy concrete activity in a given area. The commission work is mainly management related but real engagement expected from newly elected members is contributing or joining either a study group or/and a program committee of an IAA conference (either a standalone Academy conference, a Regional Meeting, an Academy symposium of the International Astronautical Congress or an Academy symposium of a Scientific Assembly of COSPAR).

As decided by the Board of Trustees (BOT), IAA survey forms were sent yearly to newly elected Academicians since 2006 and it has been sent also sometimes to the entire Academy. Decision to use data survey was left to the Commissions and the Study Groups leaders.

Commissions Leaders 2019-2021

FUNCTION

IAA COMMISSION LEADERS 2019-2021

As of October 18, 2019

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Space Physical
Sciences
Space Life Sciences Space Technology & System Development Space System Operation & Utilisation Space Policy Law
& Economy
Space & Society,
Culture & Education
CHAIR Lopes Rosaly (Brazil) Deng Yulin (China) Genta Giancarlo (Italy) Laufer Rene (Germany) Duvaux-Bechon Isabelle (France) Liepack Otfrid (USA)
VICE CHAIR Spohn Tilman (Germany) Slenzka Klaus (Germany) Razoumny Yury (Russia) Gasbarri Paolo (Italy) Arrigo Gabriella (Italy)
Philippe Clerc (France)
SECRETARY Schwehm Gerhard (Germany)
Kussmaul Anna (Russia)
Spencer David (USA)
Mugellesi-Dow Roberta (Italy)
  Bohlmann Ulrike (Germany)
PAST CHAIR McKenna-Lawlor Susan (Ireland) Fomina Elena (Russia) Lenard Roger (USA) Ovchinnikov Mikhail (Russia) Schmidt-Tedd Bernhard (Germany) Ramirez de Arellano Rosa (Mexico)
Commission 1 - Space Physical Sciences

SCOPE

– Planetary, Interplanetary and Interstellar Exploration
– Astronomy
– Earth Sciences
– Space Physics
– Space Weather
– Space Material Sciences
– SETI
– Basic Science in General

MEMBERSHIP

Chair
Lopes Rosaly M.C.

Vice-Chair
Spohn Tilman

Secretary
Schwehm Gerhard H.

Past Chair
McKenna-Lawlor Susan

Members
Baker John D
Bao Weimin
Baumjohann Wolfgang
Conley Catharine A
Contant Jean-Michel
Garrett Michael A
Genta Giancarlo
Gruntman Mike
Gurvits Leonid
Maccone Claudio
McNutt, Jr. Ralph L.
Ocampo Uria Adriana C
Ramachandran Radhika
Smirnov Nickolay N
Ulamec Stephan
Vane Gregg
Viviani Antonio
Wu Ji
Yatskiv Yaroslav S

REPORTS

Meeting, 19 October 2019, 13h00-16h00, Washington DC, USA, room 143A

Minutes, 29 September 2018, Bremen, Germany
Minutes, 26 March 2018, Paris, France
Minutes, 23 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia
Minutes, 20 March 2017, Paris, France
Minutes, 24 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico
Minutes, 21 March 2016, Paris, France
Minutes, 10 October 2015, Jerusalem, Israel
Minutes, 23 March 2015, Paris, France
Minutes, 27 September 2014, Toronto, Canada
Minutes, 17 March 2014, Paris, France
Minutes, 21 September 2013, Beijing, China
Minutes, 18 March 2013, Paris, France
Minutes, 30 September 2012, Naples, Italy
Agenda, 12 March 2012, Paris, France
Minutes, 2nd October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
Minutes, 22 March 2011, Paris, France

ARCHIVES

Minutes, 29 September 2003, Bremen
Minutes, 23 March 2004, Paris
Minutes, 22 July 2004, Paris, COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Minutes, 3rd October 2004, Vancouver
Minutes, 22 March 2005, Paris
Minutes, 16 October 2005, Fukuoka
Minutes, 21 March 2006, Paris
Minutes, 1st October 2006, Valencia
Minutes, 20 March 2007, Paris
Minutes, 23 September 2007, Hyderabad
Minutes, 26 March 2008, Paris
Minutes, 28 September 2008, Glasgow
Minutes, 17 March 2009, Paris
Minutes, 11 October 2009, Daejeon
Minutes, 23 March 2010, Paris
Minutes , 26 September 2010, Prague

Commission 2 - Space Life Sciences

SCOPE

– Space Physiology and Medicine
– Human Factors
– Space and Planetary Biology and Biophysics
– Biotechnology and Life Support
– Astrobiology
– Life Sciences in General

MEMBERSHIP

Chair
Deng Yulin

Vice-Chair
Slenzka Klaus

Secretary
Kussmaul Anna

Past Chair
Fomina Elena

Members
Al Marri Salem H
Bamidis Panagiotis
Chouker Alexander
Dinges David F
Doarn Charles R
Graef Peter
Gu Xingfa
Haeuplik-Meusburger Sandra
Iwase Satoshi
Jordan Jens
Kozlovskaya Inessa B
Kyparos Antonios
Mano Tadaaki
Norsk Peter
Orlov Oleg I
Pinsky Lawrence S
Prunariu Dumitru-Dorin
Rettberg Petra
Shang Peng
Tomilovskaya Elena S.
Zhuang Fengyuan

REPORTS

Meeting, 19 October 2019, 13h00-16h00, Washington DC, USA, room 143B

Minutes Bremen, 29 September 2018
Minutes Paris, 26 March 2018
Agenda Guadalajara, 24 September 2016
Minutes Paris, 21 March 2016
Minutes Jerusalem, 12 October 2015
Minutes Paris, 25 March 2015
Minutes Toronto, 27 September 2014
Minutes Paris, 17 March 2014
Minutes Beijing, 24 September 2013
Minutes Beijing, 21 September 2013
Minutes Paris, 18 March 2013
Minutes Naples, 30 September 2012
Agenda Paris, 12 March 2012
Minutes Cape Town, 2nd October 2011
Minutes Paris, 22 March 2011

 

ARCHIVES

Minutes Toulouse, 2001
Minutes Paris, 2002
Minutes Houston, 2002
Minutes Paris, 2003
Minutes Bremen, 2003
Minutes Paris, 2004
Minutes Vancouver, 2004
Minutes Paris, 2005
Minutes Fukuoka, 2005
Minutes Paris, 2006
Minutes Valencia, 2006
Minutes Paris, 2007
Minutes Hyderabad, 2007
Agenda Paris meeting on 26 March, 2008
Minutes Glasgow, 2008
Minutes Paris, 2009
Minutes Daejeon meeting on 11 October 2009
Minutes Paris, 23 March 2010
Minutes Prague, 26 September 2010

Commission 3 - Space Technology & System Development

SCOPE

– Research and Development to Enable Future Space Activities
– Human Exploration of the Solar System
– Development of New Space Facilities in or Beyond Earth Orbit
– Advanced Propulsion
– Interstellar Space Exploration
– Engineering Sciences in General
– Space Resources

MEMBERSHIP

Chair
Genta Giancarlo

Vice-Chair
Razoumny Yury N

Secretary
Spencer David

Past Chair
Lenard Roger X

Members
Agrawal Brij N
Ailor William H
Cappelletti Chantal
Chen Xiaoqian
Chen Jun
Dai Shoulun
De Antonio Emeline
Degtyarev Olexandr V
Di Pippo Simonetta
Dula Arthur M.
Ishii Nobuaki
Kawaguchi Junichiro
Lu Yu
Mankins John C
Perino Maria Antonietta
Raitt David
Ramakrishnan Sundaram
Reibaldi Giuseppe G
Saccoccia Giorgio
Sallaberger Christian S
Spencer David B
Swan Peter A
Sweet Randall E
Ventskovsky Oleg
Wu Weiren
Yang Hong
Yasaka Tetsuo
Zhang Zhenjun

REPORTS

Meeting, 19 October 2019, 13h00-16h00, Washington DC, USA, room 143C

Minutes, 29 September 2019, Bremen, Germany
Minutes, 26 March 2018, Paris, France
Minutes, 23 September 2017, Adelaide meeting
Minutes, 20 March 2017, Paris, France
Minutes, 24 September 2016, Guadalajara meeting
Minutes, 21 March 2016, Paris meeting
Minutes, 10 October 2015, Jerusalem meeting
Minutes, 23 March 2015, Paris meeting
Minutes, 27 September 2014, Toronto meeting
Minutes, 17 March 2014, Paris meeting
Minutes, 21 September 2013, Beijing meeting
Minutes, 18 March 2013, Paris meeting
Minutes, 30 September 2012, Naples meeting
Minutes, 12 March 2012, Paris meeting
Minutes, 2nd October 2011, Cape Town meeting
Minutes, 21-22 March 2011, Paris meeting

ARCHIVES

Minutes, 26 September 2010, Prague meeting
Minutes, 23 March 2010, Paris meeting
Minutes, 11 october 2009, Daejeon meeting
Minutes, 17 March 2009, Paris meeting
Minutes, 28 September 2008, Glasgow meeting
Minutes, 26 March 2008, Paris meeting
Minutes, 28 September 2007. Hyderabad meeting
Minutes, 23 September 2007. Hyderabad meeting
Minutes, 20 March 2007. Paris meeting
Minutes, 1st October 2006, Valencia meeting
Minutes , 16 and 21 October 2005, Fukuoka meeting
Minutes , 29 September 2003, Bremen meeting

Commission 4 - Space System Operations & Utilization

SCOPE

– Space Activities and New Concepts That Directly Relate to Space Operations and Utilization
– Communications, Remote Sensing, and Navigation Satellites
– Small Satellites for Developing Nations, Countries Emerging in Space Technology, and Earth Observation
– Safety, Rescue and Quality
– EVA Protocols and Operations
– Utilization of Space Facilities Such As Space Stations

MEMBERSHIP

Chair
Laufer Rene

Vice-Chair
Gasbarri Paolo

Secretary
Mugellesi Dow Roberta

Past Chair
Ovchinnikov Michael

Members
Alkalai Leon
Balogh Werner
Belokonov Igor V
Cho Mengu
da Silva Curiel Alex
Gratton Livio R
Graziani Filippo
Hetscher Matthias V
Holm Jeanne M
Horikawa Yasushi
Hornstein Rhoda S
Ishikawa Yoji
Kashanov Oleksandr
Kawashima Rei
Mostert Sias
Nogawa Yuichiro
Sandau Rainer
Schilling Klaus J
Terzibaschian Thomas

REPORTS

Meeting, 19 October 2019, 13h00-16h00, Washington DC, USA, room 144A

Minutes, Bremen meeting, 29 September, 2018
Minutes, Paris meeting, March 26, 2018
Minutes, Adelaide meeting, September 23, 2017
Minutes, Paris meeting, March 20, 2017
Minutes, Guadalajara meeting, September 24, 2016
Minutes, Paris meeting, March 21, 2016
Minutes, Jerusalem meeting, October 10, 2015
Minutes, Paris meeting, March 23, 2015
Minutes, Toronto meeting, September 27, 2014
Minutes Paris meeting, March 17, 2014
Minutes Beijing meeting, September 21, 2013
Minutes Paris meeting, March 18, 2013
Minutes Naples meeting, 30 September, 2012
Minutes Cape Town meeting, October 2nd, 2011
Minutes Paris meeting, March 22, 2011

ARCHIVES

Minutes Toulouse meeting September 30, 2001
Minutes Paris meeting March 18, 2002
Minutes Houston meeting October 12, 2002
Minutes Paris meeting March 17, 2003
Minutes Bremen meeting September 29, 2003
Minutes Vancouver meeting, October 3, 2004
Minutes Paris meeting, March 22, 2005
Minutes Fukuoka meeting, October 15, 2005
Minutes Valencia meeting, October 1st, 2006
Minutes Paris meeting, March 20, 2007
Minutes (draft) Hyderabad meeting, September 23, 2007
Minutes Paris meeting, March 26, 2008
Minutes Glasgow meeting, September 28, 2008
Minutes Paris meeting, March 17, 2009
Minutes Daejeon meeting, October 11, 2009
Minutes Paris meeting, March 23, 2010
Minutes Prague meeting, September 26, 2010

Commission 5 - Space Policies, Law & Economics

SCOPE

– Global Policy Issues
– International Cooperation and Competition
– Intergovernmental Relations
– Management
– Political Science, Sociology, Psychology
– Social Science in General
– Space Law, Scientific-legal Liaison
– Economic Issues Associated With Developing New Space Applications Such As Solar Power Satellites
– Public Space Travel
– Space Debris
– Economics of Launch Systems
– Financing
– Commercialization and Privatization Issues in General
– Secondary Interest in Areas Such As Space Debris and SETI

MEMBERSHIP

Chair
Duvaux-Bechon Isabelle

Vice-Chair
Arrigo Gabriella

Secretary
TBC

Past Chair
Schmidt-Tedd Bernhard

Members
Arevalo Yepes Ciro A
Bahrami Mohsen
Bevilacqua Riccardo
Bonnal Christophe
Chern Jeng-Shing
Davidian Kenneth J
Ehrenfreund Pascale
Hawes Michael
Hobe Stephan
Jorgenson Corinne M.
Kaplan Zvi
Kitazawa Yukihito
Klinkrad Heiner
Krag Holger
Liou Jer-Chyi
McKnight Darren S
Messina Piero
Piso Marius-Ioan
Plattard Serge
Schrogl Kai-Uwe
Smith Lesley Jane
Williamson Ray A.

REPORTS

Meeting, 19 October 2019, 13h00-16h00, Washington DC, USA, room 144B

Minutes Paris meeting, March 25, 2019
Minutes Bremen meeting, October 1st, 2018
Minutes Paris meeting, March 26, 2018
Minutes Adelaide meeting, September 23, 2017
Minutes Paris meeting, March 20, 2017
Minutes Guadalajara meeting, 24 September 2016 (agenda)
Minutes Paris meeting, March 21, 2016 (agenda)
Agenda Jerusalem meeting, October 10, 2015
Minutes Paris meeting, March 23, 2015 (agenda)
Agenda Toronto meeting, September 27, 2014
Minutes Paris meeting, March 17, 2014
Minutes Beijing meeting, September 21, 2013
Minutes Paris meeting, March 18, 2013
Minutes Naples meeting, September 30, 2012
Agenda Paris meeting, March 12, 2012
Minutes Cape Town meeting, October 2nd, 2011
Minutes Paris meeting, March 22, 2011

2011-2013 Two-Year plan


ARCHIVES

Minutes Toulouse meeting September 30, 2001
Minutes Paris meeting March 19, 2002
Minutes Houston meeting October 12, 2002
Minutes Bremen meeting September 29, 2003
Minutes Paris meeting March 23, 2004
Minutes Paris meeting March 22, 2005
Minutes Fukuoka meeting October 16, 2005
Minutes Valencia meeting October 1st, 2006
Minutes Paris meeting March 20, 2007
Minutes Hyderabad meeting September 23, 2007
Minutes Paris meeting March 26, 2008
Minutes Glasgow meeting September 28, 2008
Minutes Paris meeting March 17, 2009
Minutes Daejeon meeting October 11, 2009
Minutes Paris meeting March 23, 2010
Minutes Prague meeting September 26, 2010

Commission 6 - Space, Society, Culture & Education

SCOPE

Societal Needs
– Environmental Issues – Energy, Green, Sustainability, Waste, Water
– Health and Well-being
– Influence of Space on Society Drivers
– Technology and Knowledge Transfer

Education and Outreach
– Communications, Public Relations, Information Dissemination, Media
– Education – Teaching, Learning, Training, Workforce Development
– Space Awareness, Impact of Space Activities

Art and Culture
– Applied Arts, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Plastic Arts, Visual Arts
– Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design
– Cultural Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology
– Fashion and Lifestyle
– Literature, Science Fiction
– SETI – Social and Cultural Dimensions
– Terminology in Space Activities

Humanities and History
– History of Astronautics and Space Science
– Museums and Libraries
– Philosophy, Ethics, Religion
– Sociology, Astrosociology

MEMBERSHIP

Chair
Liepack Otfrid G.

Vice-Chair
Clerc Philippe

Secretary
Bohlmann Ulrike M

Past Chair
Ramirez de Arellano y Haro Rosa Maria

Members
Al-Mashat Ali
Boles Vincent C
Dougherty Kerrie A.
Harris Wesley L
Kalfas Anestis
Languedoc Geoffrey ED
Payson Dmitry
Piotelat Elisabeth
Regel Liya L
Skoog A Ingemar

REPORTS

Meeting, 19 October 2019, 13h00-16h00, Washington DC, USA, room 144C

Minutes, Paris meeting, 25 March 2019
Minutes, Bremen meeting, 29 September 2018
Minutes, Paris meeting, 26 March 2018 (annex 1)
Minutes, Adelaide meeting, 23 September 2017
Minutes, Paris meeting, 20 March 2017
Minutes, Guadalajara meeting, 24 September 2016
Minutes, Paris meeting, 21 March 2016
Minutes, Jerusalem meeting, 10 October 2015
Report to SAC, Jerusalem meeting, 10 October 2015
Minutes, Paris meeting, 23 March 2015
Minutes, Toronto meeting, 27 September 2014
Minutes Paris meeting, 17 March 2014
Minutes Beijing meeting, 21 September 2013
Minutes Paris meeting, 18 March 2013
Minutes Naples meeting, 30 September 2012
Minutes Paris meeting, 12 March 2012
Minutes Cape Town meeting, 2nd October 2011
Minutes Paris meeting, 22 March 2011

ARCHIVES

Minutes Bremen Meeting, 29 September 2003
Minutes Paris Meeting, 23 March 2004
Minutes Paris Meeting, 22 March 2005
Minutes Fukuoka Meeting, 15 October 2005
Minutes Paris Meeting, 21 March 2006
Minutes Valencia Meeting, 1st October 2006
Minutes Commission V and VI joint meeting, Valencia, October 2006
Report to SAC, Valencia Meeting, October 2006
Minutes Paris Meeting, 20 March 2007
Report to SAC, Hyderabad Meeting, September 2007
Minutes Paris meeting, 26 March 2008
Minutes Glasgow meeting, 28 September 2008
Report to SAC, Glasgow meeting, 29 September 2008
Minutes Paris meeting, 17 March 2009
Minutes Daejeon Meeting, 11 October 2009
Minutes Paris meeting, 23 March 2010
Minutes Prague meeting, 26 September 2010

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