First workshop sponsor

We found the first workshop sponsor: the UZH Innovation Hub 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 economy and society, exactly what our #PLASUS21 workshopContinue reading “First workshop sponsor”

Media Partner:

We are very happy to announce the media partner for our #PLASUS21 workshop:! 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:”

Looking for Sponsors

To fund the #PLASUS21 workshop and 3 months of a 65% position for research, the organization and evaluation of the workshop and the refinement of its results, a crowdfunding campaign on is running until 2nd March 2021. You or your institution can appear as a workshop or lecture sponsor, choose a personal reward orContinue reading “Looking for Sponsors”

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 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 ofContinue 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, 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: 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”

WSF 2019: Short Report

The UN and Austria’s WORLD SPACE FORUM, taking place 18-22 November in Vienna, was an extension of the idea of the UN’s High-Level fora as preparatory and follow-up events of the 2018 millenium space conference UNISPACE+50. The invitation-only event brought together experts and policymakers from regional, national and local institutions, private organizations, academic institutions, non-governmentalContinue reading “WSF 2019: Short Report”

World Space Forum 2019

From 18-22 November, the World Space Forum takes part in Vienna, conjointly organized by the United Nations and Austria. The honour to be invited to participate is an obligation. I want to monitor the situation regarding sustainability in space as on Earth, and also promote the idea for an 18th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG): “OurContinue reading “World Space Forum 2019”