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2023-05 GLOC 2023

THE GLOBAL SPACE CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE 2023

Fire and Ice – Space for Climate Action
Following its mission to promote international development and share knowledge, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and its member the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA) are pleased to announce that the 2023 Global Space Conference on Climate Change (GLOC 2023) will be taking place in Oslo, Norway on 23 – 25 May 2023. GLOC 2023 will contribute to the global efforts to better understand and battle climate change through the use of space-based services and applications. First conference of its kind, GLOC 2023 is designed to encourage the sharing of programmatic, technical and policy information, as well as collaborative solutions, challenges, lessons learnt, and paths forward among all nations.

Space Café Radio – from GLOC in Oslo – with Dr Einar Bjørgo

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global contributor Remco Timmermans spoke with Einar Bjørgo,  Director, United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT)at GLOC - the Global Space Conference on Climate Change in Oslo in May 2023 about the center, the role of UNOSAT and the ways of activation. The Global Space Conference on Climate Change was co-organized by IAF, the International Astronautical Federation, and the Norwegian Space Agency.

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Space Café Radio – from GLOC in Oslo – with Dr. Nicole Quijano-Evans

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global's Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Dr. Nicole Quijano-Evan, Deputy Director, Crimes that Affect the Environment Program, Border Management Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. This episode was recorded in Oslo during GLOC -  Global Space Conference on Climate Change. GLOC was co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), and the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA).

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Space Café Radio – from GLOC in Oslo – with Dr Rune Floberghagen

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global's Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Dr Rune Floberghagen, Head of Science, Applications and Climate Department at ESA. The episode was recorded in Oslo during GLOC -  Global Space Conference on Climate Change. GLOC was co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), and the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA).

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Space Café Radio – from GLOC in Oslo – with NASA’s Susie Perez Quinn, Dr. Karen St. Germain and Dr. Kate Calvin

In this  Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global team's Dr. Emma Gatti and Torsten Kriening spoke with Susie Perez Quinn, NASA's Chief of Staff, Dr. Karen St. Germain,  NASA's Division Director of the Earth Science Division in the Science Mission Directorate, and Dr. Kate Calvin, NASA's Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor. The episode was recorded in Oslo during GLOC -  Global Space Conference on Climate Change.

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Space Café Radio – from GLOC in Oslo – with Dr Graham Turnock

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr Graham Turnock, Special Advisor at the European Space Agency ESA and ESA Accelerator Lead at GLOC - the Global Space Conference on Climate Change in Oslo in May 2023 ab the status of the accelerators and the way forward.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The GLOC is ticking: Space needs a temperature raise in the fight against the climate crisis

Photo by Kevin Wolf on Unsplash

The Global Space Conference on Climate Change (GLOC 2023) arrived in Oslo last month; it was uncharacteristically interesting for a space conference. Not because it was overflowing with greatness, but because the bar for innovation and programmatic depth with space conferences has always tended to be quite low so the experience was unexpected.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: GLOC 2023 – Frustrations and Encouraging Takeaways

Namib Desert

The climate crisis keeps me up most nights. It occupies my thoughts persistently, and induces profound concern with climate-related matters, leading to intense emotional distress, sadness, and anger. I oscillate between feelings of hopelessness and experience a diminished interest and enjoyment in activities unrelated to climate and animal rights advocacy. I have to actively manage panic and anxiety attacks, depressive episodes, and there have been instances where I have felt physically ill due to the lack of action from global leaders.

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