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#PLASUS21 Online Workshop – PLAnetary SUStainability 21: Challenges, Opportunities and Necessities

29 April 2021 @ 09:00 - 17:00

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This workshop will connect space & global sustainability, key space actors and sustainability thinkers.

See speakers’ bios and abstracts of their talks HERE.



09:00-9:05 Opening: Natália Archinard (Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs)
09:05-9:30 Planetary Sustainability: Andreas Losch with André Galli (University of Bern) & Xiao-Shan Yap (EAWAG/University of Utrecht)
09:30-10:00 Planetary Boundaries and Limits to Growth: Christian Berg (Club of Rome)
10:00-10:25 Earth-Space Sustainability: Xiao-Shan Yap (EAWAG/University of Utrecht)

10:25-10:40: Break

10:40-11:25 Environmental challenges: Space Debris, Megaconstellations, and the Preservation of our Night Sky: Thomas Schildknecht (University of Bern)
11:25-11:45 Active Space Debris removal: Luc Piguet (ClearSpace.today)
11:45-12:05 Space Sustainability Rating: Nikolai Khlystov (World Economic Forum)
12:05-12:10 Words of welcome from our host: Mathias Wirth (University of Bern)

12:10-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-14:30 Challenges and Opportunities I

  • Space can do more for Earth: Gaetan Petit (Space4Impact)
  • Space Resources & Innovation: Dovilé Matuleviciute (Luxembourg Space Agency)
  • Sustainable Embeddedness of Space Activities : Traugott Jähnichen (University of Bochum)

14:30-14:45 Break

14:45-16:15 Challenges and Opportunities II

  • Forward to the Moon: Europe’s exploration program Terrae Novae and Artemis: Stefaan De Mey (European Space Agency)
  • Sustainable Space Logistics: Emmanuelle David (eSpace – EPFL Space Center)
  • Biological Challenges in Space: Oliver Ullrich (University of Zurich)

16:15-16:30 Break

16:30-17:00 Wrap up & Closing Panel: Andreas Losch & TBA


Registration to the workshop will be free of charge for all.

To make it happen, sponsors and donations are much welcome.

Think big. Think connected. Think planetary. Act Sustainably.

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29 April 2021
09:00 - 17:00