Irmgard Marboe is Professor of International Law at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna. She is the head of the Austrian National Point of Contact (NPOC) for Space Law of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) and member of the Space Law Committee of the International Law Association. From 2008 to 2012, she was the chair of the Working Group on National Space Legislation of the Legal Subcommittee of UN Committee for the Peaceful Use of Outer Space. The work of this Working Group resulted in the adoption of Resolution No 68/74 on “Recommendations on National Legislation Relevant to the Peaceful Exploration and Use of Outer Space” adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2013 by consensus.
She authored and co-authored numerous books and articles on space law, including “Soft Law in Outer Space. The Importance of Non-binding Norms in International Space Law” (2012) and “Small Satellites. Regulatory Chances and Challenges” (2016).