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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 associated with the exhibition Space for Our Planet 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.

Interview of Evi Papantoniou, Acting Director for Space, DG DEFIS, European Commission
Space programmes, such as Earth observation (Copernicus) and localisation (Galileo/EGNOS), play a key role in achieving the SDGs
9 min /
Using satellites, I study the oceans and protect marine life
Jorge Fontes, Marine Biologist, University of Azores , Horta Department Oceanography and fisheries, Portugal
5 min /
We can follow the dynamics of climate change to monitor infrastructures and build early warning systems
Interview of Kai Fürstenberg, Projectleader Institut der Feuerwehr NRW, Münster, Germany
7 min /
Space observation helps us to monitor water quality and protect biodiversity
Interview of Kerstin Stelzer, Physical geographer, Brockmann Consult, Hamburg, Germany
9 min /
Using Space, we can forecast air quality and fight epidemics
Interview of Isabel Franco Trigo, Coordinator Earth Observation Unit, IPMA, Lisbon, Portugal
5 min /
Using space data, we can help farmers adapt to climate change
Interview of Katja Berger, Post-doctorate researcher, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
5 min /
We use Space to make offshore windfarms more efficient and sustainable
Interview of Antonio Sarmento, President of Wavec, Portugal
5 min /
The point of view of Debra Elmegreen, President, International Astronomical Union (IAU)
"We are all together under one sky"
4 min /
Dark skies need to be preserved to continue to inspire the present and future generations
Interview of Connie Walker, Scientist, NOIRlab, Tucson, Arizona
8 min /
Lo Spazio ci aiuta a proteggere il patrimonio archeologico
Irma Della Giovampaola, Archeologa Ministero Della Cultura – Roma, Italia
4 min /
Giuseppe Acierno, Intervista IT
5 min /
Luca Parmitano, Intervista (IT)
11 min /
Space helps us to conserve our archaeological heritage
Irma Della Giovampaola, Archeologist, Ministero Della Cultura, Rome, Italy
6 min /
Il Terzo Paradiso (IT)
Michelangelo Pistoletto
6 min /
The Third Paradise
Michelangelo Pistoletto
5 min /
Earth observation data has gone well beyond the expectation to make our rescue activities more effective
Valentina Nocente, Engineer Officer, Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco
3 min /
Space exploration gives us a unique perspective on Earth - Luca Parmitano, Astronaut
SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
10 min /
Interview of Zainab Azim, founder of GIVE
Space and Education
5 min /
A podcast by Space4ourplanet
Space solutions for a sustainable world

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