Space and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Thursday 28 September 2017, 15:45 – 16:45
Location: Adelaide Convention Center – Hall C

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of 17 goals – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Space science and technology can play a vital and innovative role in achieving the SDGs. Meet the prominent speakers from major space agencies and international organizations to discuss with the audience the role of space in achieving the SDGs from a broad perspective in areas such as climate change, water, forest, health, economy, innovation, education and women, through space programmes including Earth observations, ISS, space exploration and science.


Chiaki MUKAI

Astronaut and Vice-Director for Human Space Systems and Utilisation Mission Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)


Aditya Agrawal

Director of Data Ecosystems Development, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD)


Director of Earth Observation Programmes and Head of ESRIN, European Space Agency (ESA)



Deputy Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Stuart Minchin

Chief of Environmental Geoscience Division, Geoscience Australia

Jorge Del Rio Vera

Scientific Affairs Officer, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

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