SPACE FOR OUR PLANET
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.
We must invest in young people by investing in our education systems and space-based technologies to provide that education
We create wind atlases for the development of sustainable energies
Together, we can rise to meet the challenges we face today and secure a bright future on this planet, our home, we call Earth.
Using satellites, we can connect schools and give access to quality education
Astronomy enables people to dream big, regardless of their background
From Space, we measure the pulse of our planet and collect essential climate data
In the wake of disasters, satellite images are used to help coordinate international cooperation
We are going to be able to follow the behaviour of glaciers in real time
Isolation at the polar ice caps teaches us to become more responsible about our planet
Space helps us prepare coastal zones from rising sea water
Monitoring the water regime of wetlands from Space helps us protect water ecosystems
I want businesses to have a way to calculate their own impact on climate change
As a school kid I was told space has no scope in Pakistan. So I decided to create it
Using satellites, I study the colour of oceans to protect marine life
I study bat migration using data from the International Space Station
Space exploration gives us a unique perspective on Earth