Sustainability Actions for Emerging Countries using Satellite Data
Day: Wednesday 21 September
Time: 11:35 - 12:25 CEST
Location: Room N01, Level 3, Hall 7, Paris Convention Centre
The availability of space applications for emerging countries and developing nations is of key importance for their economic growth potential. Furthermore, it is essential for these countries to be able to understand and react to current threats, such as the impact of climate change, pollution, deforestation, biodiversity, environmental monitoring, urban development and many other related topics.
During the very successful GLEC22 meeting held in Quito during May 2022 these points have been discussed in different panels and by various keynote speakers. Putting these sustainability ambitions into context it is important to make efficient use of funds and relevant satellite data. Various national, bilateral and international initiatives and/or programmes focusing on tropical deforestation, handling illegal fisheries , environmental related data, as well as EU´s Global Action on Space for international collaboration using space-based data and services, may be relevant examples for emerging countries in particular.
This GNF session will focus on the topics above, and a panel consisting of senior executives will present their findings and ideas leading up to GLOC23 which will be hosted by the Norwegian Space Agency in Oslo in May 2023 and will specifically cover the global efforts to better understand and battle climate change by use of space-based services and applications.
This session is organized by:
Pieter VAN BEEKHUIZEN
Vice Chair IAF CLIODN, Board Member, Stichting Space Professionals Foundation (SSPF)
Rodrigo DA COSTA
Jolanda VAN EIJNDTHOVEN
Director of the Space Data Economy and International Cooperation Unit (DG DEFIS), European Commission