UN/ Austria Symposium 2015

  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•09•07 - 2015•09•10
    Banner Austrian Symposium 2015The United Nations/ Austria Symposium on “Integrated Space Technology Applications for Climate Change” will be held from 7 to 10 September 2015 at the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Graz, Austria.

    The objectives of this Symposium are:

    • To discuss ways in which countries affected by climate change can make better use of space applications to assess vulnerability to climate change;
    • To identify potential alternatives in the context of mitigation and adaption to climate change;
    • To improve synergies among space agencies and organizations targeting efforts on climate change;
    • To strengthen international and regional cooperation in this area;
    • To raise awareness on the recent advances in space-related technologies, services and information resources which can be use to assess the impacts of climate change and the effects of measures implemented to reduce such impacts.

    The programme of this Symposium will include keynote addresses, plenary presentations and discussions on the following topics:

    • Integrated space technology applications in the context of:
    • The water cycle – including permafrost and glacier melting;

    ♦  Mitigation and adaptation: the use of integrated space technology applications in agriculture, forests and ecosystems exposed to climate change;

    ♦  Disaster-risk management, response and recovery – hydrometeorological hazards exacerbated by climate change.

    ♦  Political and legal aspects regarding the use of Integrated Space Technology Applications in the upcoming framework for climate change, to be launched  in the COP in Paris at the end of 2015

    The outcome of the symposium will be a series of observations, recommendations and proposals for future activities regarding the use of space technology applications for climate change.


    Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria