UK Space Agency and ESA Support a Free Event Addressing Climate Change3rd Nov 2021
From 1st to 11th November 2021, KTN, with the help of the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency, will be hosting a free-to-attend event focussed on the technologies necessary to fight climate change. Anyone interested in attending the online Space and Geospatial Virtual Pavilion event can book a place at https://ktn-cop26.live/media.
The Importance of Space Tech to Address Climate Change
The free event initiated by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency aims at educating people on the emerging technologies and location intelligence that can help address the pressing climate change issues.
According to Luca Budello, manager at KTN, understanding the planet and its needs is a geospatial experience. First, one needs to grasp the differences between urban and rural environments to address any issues leading to climate change.
Andy Bennett, KTN Knowledge Transfer Manager, shares these beliefs and adds that space tech is crucial for climate change monitoring. The upcoming event will also address location intelligence and its role in adapting to climate change.
Notable Space and Geospatial Virtual Pavilion Attendees
The upcoming event addressing tech to fight climate change is the result of collaboration between 30+ entities, including the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency. Additional partners include established space companies, such as ACC Clyde, and multiple research and educational organisations, including Space Academic Network, the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies, UKSpace, Location Data Scotland, and Scottish Space Leadership Council.
The session will be attended by government representatives, including former US VP Al Gore. With the advanced technologies supported by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency and the COP26, climate change is an issue that is actively discussed in public.