#PLASUS21 recordings available now

Thank you for your interest in planetary sustainability 21: challenges, opportunities and necessities. You can now view the workshop sessions on youtube. Due to technical difficulties, the presentation by Andreas Losch was postponed to the beginning of the afternoon session. The original schedule you find here. Speakers’ bios and abstracts are also available.

#PLASUS21 Speakers

Meet the esteemed speakers of our planetary sustainability workshop, and learn what they will talk about. Dr. Archinard will provide the Opening Remarks. Planetary Sustainability: the concept Humans are setting out for the stars. Our space environment is being used more and more intensively, mega constellations are beginning to light up the night sky andContinue reading “#PLASUS21 Speakers”

2021 Crowdfunding Backers

A big THANK YOU to all the backers of the 2021 crowdfunding on wemakeit.com, and to the… Workshop sponsorsFDFA, RefBeJusSo, UZH Space Hub, ISSI Bern PlanetJudith Pörksen Roder ProbeDaniel Hubacher MoonAndré Galli, Roland Jesseit, Edith Jacober CometMartin Rubin SatelliteCaroline Brugger AsteroidStephanie Deplanque, Pablo de Felipe, Stefan Losch, Frank Vogelsang, Oliver Ullrich MeteorSascha Flüchter, Greg Jaeger,Continue reading “2021 Crowdfunding Backers”

Workshop sponsors

The very first workshop sponsor is the UZH Space Hub, part of the UZH Innovation Hub, which is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich. It acts as a catalyst to accelerate the development of new inventions and ideas and strengthens the transfer of innovative research and teaching to the economyContinue reading “Workshop sponsors”

Media Partner: spacewatch.global

We are very happy to announce the media partner for our #PLASUS21 workshop: spacewatch.global! Best known by its global series of Space Cafés and the opinion pieces published on its website, Space Watch Global provides an independent perspective on space. We also aim at using their expert hosting technology for the workshop. Stay tuned! IfContinue reading “Media Partner: spacewatch.global”

Space Café on Religion, Ethics and Space

You can now listen to the recording of Moriba Jah’s space café on religion, ethics and space. It will help you understand more deeply why planetary sustainability is important. It was my great pleasure to participate in these bold and visionary discussions with Prof. Jah and: Brother Guy Consolmagno – Director, The Vatican Observatory. (CatholicContinue reading “Space Café on Religion, Ethics and Space”

#PLASUS21 Workshop

PLAnetary SUStainability 21: Challenges, Opportunities and Necessities The workshop connected space & global sustainability, key space actors and sustainability thinkers and took place on Thursday 29/4/21  9-17 CET online.View the recordings here. Schedule: 09:00-9:05 Opening: Natália Archinard (Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) 09:05-9:30 Planetary Sustainability: the concept (Andreas Losch with André Galli, University of BernContinue reading “#PLASUS21 Workshop”


This initiative looks for collaboration opportunities to explore relevant research. Our current scientific research collaborators include: Dr. Xiao-Shan Yap, Guest Assistant Professor, University of Utrecht,Environmental Social Scientist, EAWAG ‘We are now witnessing the dawn of an era in which the sustainability of Earth and Space environments become more intertwined than ever.’ A first fruit ofContinue reading “Collaborations”

Additional Outcome

Two additional articles on planetary sustainability aspects have now been published in the journal HTS – Theological Studies: Andreas Losch, Developing our Planetary Plan with an 18th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: Space Environment, https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5951 Traugott Jähnichen, The dynamics of economic action and the problems of its social embedding – Ethical challenges in view ofContinue reading “Additional Outcome”

Fruits for the Future

Now the most prominent fruits of the planetary sustainability project are all available online, and open access. Read my short introductory editorial to the planetary sustainability collection, just published: https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2020.7 All of the articles of the collection are provided by leading experts in the field: Simonetta Di Pippo (UNOOSA): The contribution of space for aContinue reading “Fruits for the Future”