This one-day conference will focus on domestic environmental topics and the use of space technologies (Earth observation and GNSS) to support policymakers in their decision-making through the use of space data mainly from the European space programs: Copernicus and Galileo. Most importantly, this conference has a special focus on the Luxembourg's United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
On the agenda will be keynote speakers addressing the environmental political needs of Luxembourg and discussion with the Luxembourg's members of the parliament, and case studies on the use of space technologies for environmental applications. The latter will be split into two sessions: the use of earth observation for land management, weather, and disaster management (floods) and the use of GNSS for mobility and transport.
The conference aims to build closer links between policymakers, scientists, academia and the civil society focused on environmental issues to promote a culture of evidence-informed policy making.
It is organised under the framework of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre’s (JRC) call "Science meets Parliaments / Science meets Regions", by the Ministry of Economy, the Luxembourg Space Agency, the University of Luxembourg Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance, and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).
Participation is free of charge but advance registration is compulsory.