‘Space for Good,’ Engaging the SDGs for policy and practice: free webinar, May 17

A useful learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in climate tech: The ‘Space for Good,’ Engaging the SDGs for policy and practice free webinar on May 17.

The clock is ticking to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.  Despite some progress, many targets remain out of reach in global challenges such as climate change, poverty, inequality, migration, access to health care, and basic sanitation.  Recent developments in space commerce and policy, provide one new source of promise:  Satellite data that provide granular, frequent views of Earth, the basis of early alert, monitoring, planning for new kinds and scale of intervention in the SDGs

Our research at Oxford investigates ways that firms and agencies are building commercial markets for satellite data for socio-economic impacts on Earth.  The growth of geo-spatial analytics can make essential, unique contributions to addressing these challenges by providing data, technology, and knowledge that can inform intervention policies and actions.

Space exploration and research have already led to significant technological advancements that have positively impacted sectors across the economy, including healthcare, environmental protection, communications, and agriculture. Developments in the space sector help improve disaster response, food security, education, research, and economic growth. It also promotes international cooperation and diplomacy. Recognizing the potential of space to support SDGs is crucial for creating a sustainable and equitable world.

The panel will bring together experts who speak to the potential and challenges of leveraging space for sustainable development, along with contemporary actions.

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