Oslo / Bremen, 23 May 2023 – The first "Global Space Conference on Climate Change" (GLOC 2023) will be held this year from May 23 to 25 in Oslo, Norway. As a leading European company in the field of Earth observation, OHB SE will have a booth at the venue to provide an overview of current satellite projects and the various ways in which satellite data can be used to address climate change.
Efficient use of space-based resources
GLOC was launched by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) to make more efficient use of space-based resources in the fight against climate change and to promote exchanges between various players and nations. This year's first edition of the event is being held under the motto "Fire and Ice – Space for Climate Action" and addresses various topics relating to space and climate change, including the effects of climate change on the environment or current and future international cooperation on space missions related to climate change.
OHB presents satellite missions and data applications
In this connection, OHB SE is presenting its contributions to the Copernicus missions CO2M, CHIME and CIMR as well as the MTG weather satellites and the German environmental satellite EnMAP, which was launched last year. In addition, OHB's Digital division is presenting various projects dealing with the potential uses of space-based data. Examples include the EU-funded projects CityCLIM and Urban Green View, which are aimed at making cities and regions more resilient to the effects of climate change such as heat waves, storms and heavy rainfalls with the aid of applications using Earth observation data.
"GLOC is a great opportunity to present our expertise in space-based Earth observation to an informed and highly interested community," emphasises Sabine von der Recke, member of the Management Board of OHB System AG. "We are looking forward to the conference, the presentations and, of course, the exchange with our customers and partners."