- Published on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:43
ISEC annually selects a 'Theme' to focus its activities around for that year. Information about these 'Themes' and how they are selected can be found on the ISEC Yearly Theme webpage.
One of the yearly activities of ISEC is to commission a Report based on the annual ISEC Theme. This report is not intended to break new ground but is, instead, designed to provide a broad, definitive and current look at the topic in question. It's also intended to counteract some of the misinformation which is so prevalent about the Space Elevator.
This ISEC Report can be conducted among the auspices of any of ISEC's Four Pillars, depending on the topic. If it is Technical in nature, it falls into the purview of the Technical Pillar. If it deals primarily with Insurance or Legal issues, it is the responsibility of the Legal Pillar, etc.
Each ISEC Report is directed by a Report Team Lead. This person is selected by the ISEC Board of Directors and responsible Pillar Lead to direct the Report, assemble a team, research the available literature, etc. and prepare the report. Once the preliminary Report is completed, it is sent out to a broad list of people (including attendees at the International Space Elevator Conference) for comments. These comments are then incorporated, as appropriate, into the Survey and then a more formal review process takes place. Reviewers are selected for their expertise and previous knowledge of the subject matter.