Held every three years, each symposium has proved bigger and better than the last, reflecting the rapidly increasing importance and interest in ‘taking the pulse of our planet from space’.
As our natural world continues to fall victim to the consequences of climate change and environments suffer under the demands of modern life, it has never been more important to monitor change and understand how Earth works as a system. Satellites orbiting Earth are the only real way of getting a full picture of our changing world – which is essential input for international climate and environmental policy.
The Living Planet Symposia bring together scientists and researchers from all over the world to present and discuss the latest findings on Earth science and advances in Earth observation technologies. Moreover, these extraordinary events also offer unique forums for decision-makers to be better equipped with information, for partnerships to be forged and formalised, for space industries to join the conversation, for students to learn, and for all to explore the concepts of New Space such as the digital transformation and commercialisation.
ESA’s 2022 Living Planet Symposium will be held on 23–27 May 2022 in Bonn, Germany. The symposium is organised with the support of DLR.