The Space Security Research Group is a multidisciplinary research group designed to promote research in a wide variety of aspects of security that pertain to or derive from space.
As a global commons, space presents a number of unique security issues, covering military and civilian aspects, with both national and international relevance. The Space Security Research Group cuts across a variety of disciplines, such as international relations, strategic studies, geography and environmental studies.
The Research Group provides an environment to enable scholarly enquiry into the field of all aspects of space security. It helps stimulate debate and advance dialogue on space-related issues between academics and relevant government bodies, thus strengthening the intellectual foundations for assessing the future of space security.
Researchers are involved in a range of projects that relate to space security, such as, the formulation of space policy, weaponisation of space, arms control, identification of proliferation activity and disaster monitoring.