CIM Montreal 2015
Joe Hinzer (Watts, Griffis and Mcouat Limited)
We have demonstrated the ability to travel to and/or place objects on the Moon, Mars, other planets and now, asteroids. Futuristic entrepreneurial thinkers are looking to these objects as potential source for water, oxygen, metals and other elements necessary to sustain life off this planet.
How can we establish and orderly system to record and manage rights to these resources.
We propose that looking at the history of claims in North America can provide the best guidelines. Understanding what can be expected, how systems currently in place have managed and what lessons can be learned and adapted to extraterrestrial bodies in light of modern and rapidly evolving technologies.
Most importantly staring the required dialogue towards building consensus on the best way forward.