GNOSIS Annual Conference 2022

"Space Sustainability for the Next Decade (and Beyond)"

This year’s Conference will take place over two days, 30th November – 1st December 2022, and will be hosted by the University of Warwick, UK, as a ‘hybrid’ event (both in-person and online). It offers opportunities for sharing knowledge, raising awareness and making new connections to encourage collaboration in tackling the challenges of space sustainability.

Conference Themes

  • Fostering International Collaboration for Space Sustainability

    • This theme will encompass the latest developments in SSA/SST/STM research and innovation, and examples of successful industry-academia collaboration. Discussions will include innovative SMEs/entrepreneurs/startups, and the latest news from international agencies. International issues include cross-border funding challenges and opportunities, how to ensure the involvement of emerging space nations, and a review of the various international bodies and working groups.

  • Embedding Sustainability in Space Law, Policy and Regulation

    • This theme will explore the extent to which various National Space Strategies are aligned, and the latest update from Norms of Behaviour Working Group. What is the state of play in developing technical standards?  and what stands in the way of reaching binding international agreements?

  • Addressing Environmental Issues – of Space and from Space

    • Following on from COP27, we will explore topics including Net Zero Space, the interface between space sustainability and the UNSDGs, debris characterisation/monitoring/removal, and the importance of space weather.

  • Exploring the Intersection between Space Security and Sustainability 

    • Discussions will include reflecting on space sustainability lessons from the war in Ukraine, Understanding hazards vs threats, international Space Domain Awareness capabilities, and the role of Defence in space sustainability.

  • Inspiring the Next Generation

    • Looking to the future of space sustainability needs engagement with the next generation. This theme will focus on the inclusion of the next generation in this area, with direct participation of students and early career researchers. We will also explore space sustainability as a topic for STEAM engagement and to drive up diversity and inclusion, including a discussion of how to support teachers/schools.

The full programme for the event will be published here shortly….

The Eventbrite link for registration will be added here.

The GNOSIS Network encourages active participation from our members, and we are keen to include contributors to the organisation, structure and content of the Conference.

  • If you would like to contribute to the content of the Conference then please see our call for abstracts:

The venue for the Conference is Radcliffe House on the University of Warwick campus. The venue provides excellent conference facilities and meeting spaces.

A limited number of rooms for overnight stays will be available at the Conference venue. Booking for rooms will be available soon.

Additionally, there is a wide range of accommodation options close to Warwick campus.

April 2022 Call for Abstracts opens
April 2022 Registration opens
April 2022 Accommodation booking opens
June 2022 Abstract submission deadline

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