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Space solutions for a sustainable world

Space. An infinite expanse of scientific knowledge awaiting discovery. For those who have ventured into Space, what often most fascinates them is the beauty and vulnerability of our planet Earth. This podcast looks at the integral role that Space has to play in the United Nations 2030 Agenda. To this end, we have interviewed 25 people from fishermen to astronauts, from students to climate experts, to examine how space technologies contribute to the attainment of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

In the race to conquer Space we should strive to ensure that our ultimate and most precious goal is a sustainable, protected, poverty-free and peaceful planet.

SPACE FOR OUR PLANET is produced by TIMKAT, under the patronage of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs -UNOOSA, with the support of the European Commission (DG DEFIS), the European Space Agency -ESA, the French space agency -CNES, NEREUS and the Canadian NGO, G.I.V.E.

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Season 1
We must invest in young people by investing in our education systems and space-based technologies to provide that education
Interveiw of Zainab Azim, Founder of G.I.V.E
Season 1, episode 16
/ 6 min
We create wind atlases for the development of sustainable energies
Interview of Teresa Simões, Head Wind Energy Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG), Lisbon, Portugal
Season 1, episode 15
/ 6 min
Together, we can rise to meet the challenges we face today and secure a bright future on this planet, our home, we call Earth.
Interview of Simonetta di Pippo, UNOOSA Director
Season 1, episode 14
/ 8 min
Using satellites, we can connect schools and give access to quality education
Interview of Patricia Lombo, Chief of Education UNICEF NIGER
Season 1, episode 13
/ 4 min
Astronomy enables people to dream big, regardless of their background
Interview of Kevin Govender, Director of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development -International Astronomical Union (IAU), Capetown, South Africa
Season 1, episode 12
/ 3 min
From Space, we measure the pulse of our planet and collect essential climate data
Interview of Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director General
Season 1, episode 11
/ 8 min
In the wake of disasters, satellite images are used to help coordinate international cooperation
Interview of Hélène de Boissezon, Engineer, CNES, Paris, France
Season 1, episode 10
/ 7 min
We are going to be able to follow the behaviour of glaciers in real time
Interview of Elizabeth Bagshaw, Glaciologist, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Season 1, episode 9
/ 8 min
Isolation at the polar ice caps teaches us to become more responsible about our planet
Interview of Nadja Albertsen, Doctor and Researcher
Season 1, episode 8
/ 8 min
Space helps us prepare coastal zones from rising sea water
Interview of Emmanouela Ieronymidi, Project manager Planetek Hellas, Athens, Greece
Season 1, episode 7
/ 5 min
Monitoring the water regime of wetlands from Space helps us protect water ecosystems
Interview of Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Research Director National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Season 1, episode 6
/ 7 min
I want businesses to have a way to calculate their own impact on climate change
Interview of Hannah Helmke Co-founder, right. based on science, Frankfurt, Germany
Season 1, episode 5
/ 5 min
As a school kid I was told space has no scope in Pakistan. So I decided to create it
Interview of Yumna Majeed, Space educator in Lahore, Pakistan
Season 1, episode 4
/ 7 min
Using satellites, I study the colour of oceans to protect marine life
Interview of Marina Levy, Oceanographer, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Season 1, episode 3
/ 4 min
I study bat migration using data from the International Space Station
Interview of Dina Dechmann, Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Animal Behaviour
Season 1, episode 2
/ 10 min
Space exploration gives us a unique perspective on Earth
Interview of Luca Parmitano, astronaut
Season 1, episode 1
/ 11 min

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