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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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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: GLOC 2023: Making Sense of Space for Climate “Action” by Addressing the Crisis Root Causes

Sentinel-1A radar image of the Aral Sea. The Aral Sea is a striking example of humankind’s impact on the environment and natural resources. Once the world’s fourth-largest inland water body, it has lost around 90% of its water volume since 1960 because of Soviet-era irrigation schemes. Credit: Copernicus data (2014/2015)/ESA

On May 23-25 2023, we attended (online) GLOC2023: The Global Space Conference on Climate Change 2023, organized under the patronage of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and its member the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA).

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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #13

In the latest (13th) “Space Café Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, host Prof Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor at Western Sydney University, and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, and Co-Host Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, welcomed Ruvimbo Samanga and Dr Antonino Salmeri to a fantastic breakfast discussion at a café in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

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Space Café Radio – Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner, Chairman of EFI

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner, Chairman of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation a few weeks after the commission handed over their 2023 annual report on research, innovation, and technological performance in Germany.

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LIMA 2023 – Rika Valluris Closing Thoughts

The very first Langkawi International Space Forum (LISF) saw representatives from across the globe who spoke on a variety of topics. Over 150 Attendees listened keenly to the future of space in Malaysia and Asia. Here are the closing thoughts from SpaceWatch.Global. Read our feature to get a holistic view on the Langkawi International Space Forum. https://spacewatch.global/2023/06/spacewatchgl-opinion-malaysia-inaugurates-its-first-space-forum-in-conjunction-with-lima-2023/

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LIMA 2023 – Day 1 – Rika Valluris morning briefing

The very first Langkawi International Space Forum (LISF) was officially inaugurated by the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. The opening address set the tone for the conference and the need to develop a strong space industry in the ASEAN region. The LISF saw representatives from across the globe who spoke on a variety of topics. Over 150 Attendees listened keenly to the future of space in Malaysia and Asia.

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Space Café Austria by Sabine Pongruber – with Christoph Aubrecht, ESA

Space Café Austria provided valuable insights into the world of satellite Earth observation technology. Hosted by Sabine, CEO of WEME Global, and featuring Christoph Aubrecht, Manager of Global Development Assistance at the European Space Agency (ESA), the podcast discussed the ESA's crucial role in supporting organizations like the World Bank and Asia Development Bank in implementing satellite technology to address real-life challenges.

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