Topic 4

Climate, Environment and

the Green Deal

 8 October 2020 16:30 - 19:00 CET

Sustainability and the Green Deal

Space is the next frontier which is explored already for several decades. But it is also a global system where human kind developed solutions and resources for our everyday life. As such space become a natural part of our environment and its essential links with Earth’s activities lead to consider wider perspectives on sustainability, together with the current promotion of the Green Deal.

 

• The Clean Space initiative and the environmental impact of space activities

• Guaranteeing our society's sustainability through Earth observation

• Asteroids as a threat and opportunity

• Building resilience as a multi-planetary species

Speakers

The Clean Space initiative and the environmental impact of space activities

Bernd Helber

Senior Research Engineer at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Bernd Helber graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in 2009 after a stay at the Centre for Hypersonics at the University of Queensland. He then pursued the research master program at VKI and obtained a PhD from VKI and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on ablative material characterisation in 2016. Since then, Bernd is working as a senior researcher at VKI on the aerochemical characterization of thermal protection and space debris materials.

Building resilience as a multi-planetary species

Diego Urbina

Team Lead, Future Projects and Exploration at Space Applications Services

Mattias Genbrugge is an Engineering Project Manager responsible for the Communication Subsystem of the JUICE Spacecraft (Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer). JUICE is the first large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program and planned for launch in 2022.

Paul Counet

Head of Strategy, Communications and International Relations Division,Chef de Cabinet of the Director-General at EUMETSAT

He supports the Director-General in developing and enacting the strategy for the organisation, plans and enacts high-level activities with EUMETSAT’s international partners and ensures that suitable information about EUMETSAT’s goals and achievements is communicated to the media and the grand public.

Space is the next frontier which is explored already for several decades. But it is also a global system where human kind developed solutions and resources for our everyday life. As such space become a natural part of our environment and its essential links with Earth’s activities lead to consider wider perspectives on sustainability, together with the current promotion of the Green Deal.

 

• The Clean Space initiative and the environmental impact of space activities

• Guaranteeing our society's sustainability through Earth observation

• Asteroids as a threat and opportunity

• Building resilience as a multi-planetary species

Speakers

The Clean Space initiative and the environmental impact of space activities

Bernd Helber

Senior Research Engineer at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Bernd Helber graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in 2009 after a stay at the Centre for Hypersonics at the University of Queensland. He then pursued the research master program at VKI and obtained a PhD from VKI and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on ablative material characterisation in 2016. Since then, Bernd is working as a senior researcher at VKI on the aerochemical characterization of thermal protection and space debris materials.

Asteroids as a threat and opportunity

Ozgur Karatekin

Research scientist at ROB

Ozgur Karatekin obtained his PhD   from VKI and the Universitè Libre de Bruxelles. Since then, he has been working at Royal Observatory of Belgium on planetary sciences.  He is the Principle Investigator of the Juventas Cubesat and co-chair of proximity operations working group on Hera mission. Hera is ESA's contribution to the Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) international cooperation, targeting the deflection demonstration and in-depth investigation of a near-Earth asteroid and the preparation of asteroid resources utilization.

Sponsors

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