2015 is about to end and at the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies we are energetically summing up the passing year and looking forward to 2016, hoping for a very good year.
The Fisher Institute enjoys closer cooperation with Israel’s official organs such as the ministry of transportation and professional authorities among them the civil aviation authority and the airport authority. Another partner in the space domain is the ministry of science, technology and space by way of the Israel space agency; we naturally have very strong ties with the IAF. The Fisher institute is where all of them gather, for deliberating and exchanging views; Fisher conferences serve as their platform for introducing various topics and issues for public debate.
The institute seeks cooperation with other research institutes in Israel, in order to express the relative advantage and accumulated experience in the domains of aviation and space.
Throughout 2016 Israel will keep on being the focus of gatherings devoted to space with the international Ilan Ramon Space Conference, to be held in February 2016 and the ISU, in the Technion, Haifa next summer. This is a direct continuation to the international astronautical conference which convened in Jerusalem in October.
The latest terrorist incidences in civil aviation give us an opportunity for intensive activity in the investigation, analysis and discussion of the threat of aerial terror.
I wish all our readers great interest in the summaries of 2015 and the planned activity for 2016.
Those of you who did not have the chance to be present at our 2015 conferences can read all lectures and presentation (with full translations to English) in our publications – order them through our site!
2016 promises to be a great year; I hope to be seeing many of you at our conferences.
Brig.Gen. (Res.) Abraham Assael
CEO The Fisher Institute