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Oct 15, 2009

Climate change from a space perspective

Today it's Blog Action Day 2009. As this year's topic is climate change, here it is a brief perspective from the space generation!

Between 8-11 October 2009, The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) held its annual Space Generation Congress (SGC) in Daejeon, Korea, gathering 80 young professionals and university students with space sector leaders and subject matter experts. The Congress was organized prior to the International Astronautical Congress and was focused on debates on key space topics such as: Industry, Agency, Climate, Exploration and Peace from the perspective of the incoming space generation!

Among the five projects developed by SGC delegates, one focused on the problem of Climate change from a space perspective. The SGC Climate session group examined how to raise awareness among the general public and decision makers about the relationship between climate change and space technology and how that technology can help in monitoring, mitigation and outreach efforts. SGAC members developed a series of recommendations, including addressing the leaders that will be present at Copenhagen.

Their project and recommendations will soon be available on SGAC website as well as here. Keep in touch!

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