Centre for Law and the Environment: Satellites and the Law
General Publications and Media
Purdy, R (2010) Using Earth Observation Technologies for Better
Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Laws Journal
of Environmental Law Volume 22 Number 1, pp59-87.
(This cannot be downloaded from this site. Please contact Ray directly)
Purdy, R (2006) Satellites: A New Era for Environmental Compliance, Journal
for European Environmental and Planning Law, Volume 3 Number 5, pp406-413.
Purdy, R (2006) Satellites as a Legal Compliance Tool, Bulletin of the
European Centre for Space Law, published by the Auspices of the European
Space Agency, ECSL No 34, November Download
Purdy, R (2006) The heat is on, New Law Journal Volume 156, Issue 7225,
Purdy, R (2006) Satellites: The next major tool in law enforcement? UCL Laws Newsletter, Autumn 2006 Download
Purdy, R and Macrory, R (2003), Satellite Photographs: 21st Century
Evidence? New Law Journal, March 7. Download
Purdy, R and Macrory R (2001), The Use of Satellite Images as Evidence
in Environmental Actions in Great Britain, Droit et Ville, n° 51,
Purdy, R (1999), Legal and Privacy Issues of Spy in the Sky Satellites,
Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, vol 3(1). Download
Contribution to books
Purdy, R ‘The Impact of Satellite Technologies in the International
Legal Sector: The Story So Far and Implications For the Future’,
Derecho Espacial, Vol. XVII (2010, Plus Ultra Press, Argentina).
Monitoring of Environmental Laws. Lessons to be learnt from Australia London:
Centre for Law and the Environment, University College London
Abstract The study, ‘Smart Enforcement in Environmental Legal Systems:
A Socio-Legal Analysis of Regulatory Satellite Monitoring in Australia,’ was
funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), during 2009
and 2010. This report is a direct output of this study and examines whether
modern satellite technologies could provide a rigorous, legally reliable,
and cost effective tool in inspection and compliance regimes in environmental
regulatory systems. It considers these issues in the context of relevant
experience and expertise in Australia, which is the only sustained comparative
example where satellites have been used to monitor an environmental law.
Satellite monitoring is used to monitor compliance with vegetation clearing
legislation in Australia. This report seeks to demonstrate lessons learnt
from this cutting-edge practice in Australia and to identify how best
to build on this experience if satellite monitoring is to be used in
new regulatory strategies.
(2010) Ray Purdy was a contributor to the ESPI Report - Current Legal
Issues for Satellite Earth Observation Download
(2006) Ray Purdy was a contributor to UNEP’s Manual on Compliance
with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements Download
Purdy, R et al (2001), Applications of Earth Observation to the Legal
Sector, BNSC publications. Download
Purdy, R et al (2001) APERTURE Project Final Report, European Commission. Download
Ray Purdy interview on Radio 4's Farming Today, 21 October 2008
Ray was interviewed on ABC Radio National – Australia’s
biggest radio station, on Monday 23rd November. This interview was broadcast
the Bush Telegraph show. A recording of this interview can be downloaded here.
Ray was interviewed on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
radio show ‘the Country Hour’. This was aired on the 27th October
2009 in the State of South Australia, and again on the 2nd November in
the State of Queensland. A recording of this interview can be downloaded
Harris R and R Browning (2005), Global monitoring: the challenges
of access to data, UCL Press - Cavendish Publishing Ltd, London, ISBN
18594 1950X, 229pp.
Harris R (2002), Earth Observation Data Policy and Europe, A
A Balkema, Lisse, The Netherlands, ISBN 90 5809 258 5, 211pp, editor.
Harris R (1997), Earth Observation Data Policy, John Wiley &
Sons Ltd, Chichester, ISBN 0 471 97188 X, 155pp.
Harris R (1987), Satellite remote sensing: an introduction, Routledge
and Kegan Paul, London ISBN 0 7102 0305 5, 220pp.
Harris A, and Harris R (2006) The need for air space and outer space demarcation,
Space Policy, 22, 3-7.
Harris, R and R Browning (2003) Global Monitoring for Environment and
Security: data policy considerations, Space Policy 19(4), 265-276.
Harris R (2002) Earth observation and UK science policy, Space Policy
Harris R and Olby N (2001) Earth observation data archiving in the USA
and Europe, Space Policy 17, 35-48.
Harris R and Krawec R (1993) Some current national and international Earth
observation data policies, Space Policy 9(4), 273 285.
Harris R and Krawec R (1993) Earth observation data pricing policy, Space
Policy 9(4), 299 318.
Harris R (2003) Earth observation and principles on data, in Harrison
C and J Holder (eds) Law and Geography. Current Legal Issues volume
5, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 539-555.
Harris R (2005) Data policy challenges for remote sensing, Remote
Sensing Arabia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, International Society of Photogrammetry
and Remote Sensing, conference proceedings.
Harris R (2005) Earth observation, data policy and society, in S Kurnaz,
F Ince, S Ondasioglu and S Basturk (eds) Proceedings 2nd International
Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technology RAST05, Istanbul,
Turkey, IEEE, ISBN 0-7803-8977-8, 78-82.
Harris R (2003) International Charter Space and Major Disasters,
Proceedings of the 12th Summer Course in Space Law and Policy, European
Centre for Space Law, Paris, France, 549-552.
Harris R (1999) Earth observation data policy and Europe, From Data
to Information, Remote Sensing Society, Reading, conference proceedings,
Harris R (1999) The new ERS and Envisat data policies, From Data to
Information, Remote Sensing Society, Reading, conference proceedings,
Harris R (1993) Earth observation data policy and its importance for the
operationalisation of remote sensing in Europe, Operationalisation of
Remote Sensing, Enschede, The Netherlands, vol 1, 11 17.