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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.

Francesco Giordano & Domenica Arias (Interview in English)
Professor of Physics and Student at University of Bari, Italy
/ 6 min
Maria Grano (Interview English)
Professor of Histology University of Bari, Italy
/ 8 min
Paola Nicchia (Interview English)
Prorector University of Bari, Italy
/ 3 min
Francesco Giordano & Domenica Arias
Professore di Fisica & Studentessa, Università di Bari, Italia
/ 7 min
Paola Nicchia
Prorettrice Università di Bari, Italia (Interview IT)
/ 3 min
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
A podcast by Space4ourplanet
Space solutions for a sustainable world

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