#PLASUS21 Workshop

PLAnetary SUStainability 21: Challenges, Opportunities and Necessities

The workshop will connect space & global sustainability, key space actors and sustainability thinkers and will take place on Thursday 29/4/21  9-17 CET online via Zoom.

Tentative Schedule:

09:00-9:05 Opening (TBA)

09:05-9:30 Planetary Sustainability: the concept (Andreas Losch with André Galli, University of Bern & Xiao-Shan Yap, EAWAG/University of Utrecht)

09:30-10:00 Planetary Boundaries and Limits to Growth (Christian Berg, Club of Rome)

10:00-10:25 Earth-Space Sustainability (Xiao-Shan Yap, EAWAG/University of Utrecht)

10:25-10:40 Break

10:40-11:25 Environmental challenges: Space Debris; the Brightness of Megaconstellations (Thomas Schildknecht, University of Bern)

11:25-12:05 How to work on the Space Debris challenge (TBC)

12:05-12:10 Words of welcome from our host (Mathias Wirth, University of Bern)

12:10-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-14:30 Challenges and Opportunities I

  • Space can do more for Earth (Gaetan Petit, Space4Impact)
  • Space Resources & Innovation (Dovilé Matuleviciute, Luxembourg Space Agency)
  • Space Activity & Social Sustainability (Traugott Jähnichen, University of Bochum)

14:30-14:45 Break

14:45-16:15 Challenges and Opportunities II

  • Forward to the Moon: Europe’s exploration program Terrae Novae and Artemis (Stefaan De Mey, European Space Agency)
  • Sustainable Space Logistics (Emmanuelle David, EPFL)
  • Biological Challenges in Space (Oliver Ullrich, University of Zurich)

16:15-16:30 Break

16:30-17:00 Wrap up & Closing Panel (Andreas Losch & TBA)

Registration to the workshop will be free of charge for all.

To make it happen, sponsors and donations are much welcome: https://wemakeit.com/projects/planetary-sustainability-21

Think big. Think connected. Think planetary. Act Sustainably.

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Published by Dr. Andreas Losch, MBA

Protestantischer Theologe im Dialog mit den Naturwissenschaften, speziell Weltraumforschung und Nachhaltigkeitsfragen. Engagiert im christlich-jüdischen Gespräch. Leitbildexperte. MBA.

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