New Zealand Space Agency
We are the front door for space activity in New Zealand – the lead government agency for space policy, regulation and business development. We were set up in April 2016 within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to enable development of a New Zealand-based space industry. MBIE is the Government’s economic growth and innovation agency and has regulatory expertise across multiple areas. In that time we have built and launched a new regulatory regime, provided support for rocket launches, enabled space-related businesses, engaged internationally and developed space policy and strategy.
The New Zealand Space Agency is a committed principal partner of the What On Earth Colloquium; we believe this is a fantastic opportunity to build New Zealand’s Earth Observation community and strengthen the connections with key international players as we develop the New Zealand space industry.
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Dr Peter Crabtree
Dr Peter Crabtree is the General Manager Science, Innovation and International at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. He currently has responsibility for enterprise policy, science and innovation policy, international science partnerships, trade and regulatory cooperation, international strategy and leadership of the New Zealand Space Agency functions.
Prior to this role, Peter was Deputy Chief Executive, System Strategy and Policy at the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Peter has also held other senior roles across the New Zealand public service with the Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Justice.
Peter has a PhD in natural resources management.