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AstrobiologyOU Space and Sustainability Workshop AstrobiologyOU Space and Sustainability Workshop
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    The Open University
    Austrian Research Promotion Agency, 1 Sensengasse, 1090 Wien, Austria

  • Keywords

    Astrobiology

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    English

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This workshop, run by AstrobiologyOU, will focus on key aspects of space and sustainability. During the event we will discuss the ethical, legal and policy aspects of a range of topics from the Space4SDGs agenda, technological inclusivity, and the protection of the scientific value of outer space in the face of 'new space age' challenges.

About Open University's AstrobiologyOU:

AstrobiologyOU is a multidisciplinary research group that address the scientific, governance and ethical challenges faced by astrobiology-related exploration missions, whilst investigating the feasibility of life existing elsewhere in the Solar System.

About AstrobiologyOU Space and Sustainability Workshop:

This workshop, run by AstrobiologyOU, will focus on key aspects of space and sustainability. During the event we will discuss the ethical, legal and policy aspects of a range of topics from the Space4SDGs agenda, technological inclusivity, and the protection of the scientific value of outer space in the face of 'new space age' challenges.

Working Group Sessions:

1. Mega Constellations and Sustainability – Christopher D. Johnson, Space Law Advisor, Secure World Foundation and Heidi Thiemann, PhD Researcher in Astronomy, AstrobiologyOU

2. Space, Sustainability and Ethics – Christopher J. Newman, Visiting Professor in Space Law, AstrobiologyOU

3. Sustainability and Space4SDGs – Alessandra Marino, Senior Research Fellow, AstrobiologyOU

4. Planetary Protection and Sustainability – Thomas Cheney, Lecturer in Space Governance, AstrobiologyOU

Venue Host:

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)