ISU MSS 2024

Space Nuggets 10/2024 – The first case of Space Washing?

This week, we discuss the widely spread news of #spacewashing. In our #climate article, Editor-in-Chief Dr Emma Gatti wrote an article about a petition signed by 118 marine conservation and environmental organizations asking #Iridium to stop producing their Short Burst Data (SBD) modules, real-time GPS tracking devices because such service is used in dFADs, short for drifting fish aggregating devices, fishing tools scientifically proven to be environmentally harmful. In the Nugget, Dr Gatti stressed the need for data compliance, technology’s dual use, and the responsibility of technology companies towards humanity.

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