Technical Programme

Thank you for submitting your abstracts to present at GLOC 2023 to be held on 23-25 May in Oslo, Norway. The submission of abstracts is now closed and we could not be more delighted with the number of abstracts received over the past months – we had a tremendous response with over 380 abstracts submitted from 61 different countries!

The overwhelming number of submissions and limited presentation slots made the selection process challenging for the GLOC 2023 International Programme Committee. Thank you to everyone who shared their work!

Papers will be published in the IAF Digital Library and the conference proceedings which will be made available to all conference attendees. We are available at to answer any question you may have.

Author Guidelines

Important Dates

  • Confirmation of attendance and presentation - 10 March
  • Submission of pre-recorded 1-minute Lightning Talk (optional) - 17 March
  • Registration of presenting authors - 11 April
  • Submission of final paper - 12 May
  • (For IP authors only) Submission of Interactive Presentation - 17 May
  • (For TS authors only) Submission of final presentation (to be uploaded onsite in the Session Room) - 23-25 May
  • Conference dates - 23-25 May


  • Topic #1: Understanding and Predicting the Climate Change for our Planet - This would address the state of understanding of climate change, and the role of space-based observations and research in how we know what we know, how good is our current understanding, what does the future portend? This includes modeling and its predictions.
  • Topic #2: Climate Change Impacts and Challenges - The role of space-based observations in understanding and addressing the climate change challenges to biodiversity, ecosystems, human health, habitability, economics, disasters, infrastructure, fresh water, sea level rise, and other domains.
  • Topic #3: Earth Observing Missions and Systems to Address Climate Change and Its Impacts - What are the planned capabilities and what will they do for policy makers, governments, businesses, and the public? How do we address continuity, and long term data sets which are critical to describing what is happening on our planet.
  • Topic #4: Weather, Climate and Environmental Intelligence - How are agencies, the commercial, and non-Governmental Organization sectors provide services that are turning data into information for decision makers from Government or the public to achieve climate security and resilience?
  • Topic #5: An Outer Space Perspective on Climate Change (Space Law and Policy) - What laws and policies are necessary and helpful to best support the space community in addressing and monitoring climate change, and what role can the space community play in supporting effective laws and policies to address climate change
  • Topic #6: Space Technology for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation - What role can space technology play in adapting to and mitigating climate change? Discuss the key emerging technologies that can make a major difference in understanding the changing planet and provide major in directions for space-based missions.
  • Topic #7: Next Generation of Climate Services - It covers commercial, public, international, and hybrid services to address everything from emissions regulation, energy efficiency, infrastructure planning, disaster mitigation and response, and climate change adaptation.
  • Topic #8: Business Models and Cooperation for Missions, Data and Services - It covers how to fund and support missions and services including cooperation across international, public / private, and NGO sectors to address the needs for climate change environmental intelligence
  • Topic #9: The Social, Communications, Economic and Cultural Dimensions of Environmental Change - How can the space community best communicate and provide its capabilities for societal action… to policy makers, media, public; how can the space community better understand and adapt to the needs of policy makers, media and the public? What role does the media play now and what should it be contributing in the future?