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Space for all, Space for Earth - day 1

2019 Ecsite Conference

Pushing boundaries
Copenhagen, Denmark 6 June 2019 - 8 June 2019

04.06.2019 | 09:00 - 17:45

Tuesday 4 Jun 2019

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Pre-conference workshop
Science ♥ society

Bringing Space “down to Earth” is a priority for the Space sector. Space is a vantage point for monitoring our ever-changing planet – from floods and forest fires to changes in ice cover and rising sea levels. Europe plays a leading role in this field; its Earth Explorer missions address pressing scientific and societal challenges and push the boundaries of our understanding of how Earth works.

Moreover, in the use of space technologies and Earth Observation data for new purposes and applications for the Earth, citizen engagement is increasingly a sought-after component via consultations, debates, contributions to citizen science, data validation or hackathons. What role can science centres and museums play in these developments and how can we take advantage of the opportunities opened up to engage audiences with Space and topical issues such as innovation, smart cities and sustainable development challenges? How can our community make sure that all citizens – no matter their gender and learning style – are welcome to Space?

This workshop is organised by the European Space Agency – ESA – and the Ecsite Space Group, the Ecsite thematic group that aims to improve and extend communication about space science by helping science centres, space professionals and non-specialists to develop collaborative projects and events. The workshop is open to all, join!

A more detailed programme can be checked here.

Outcomes: what will participants get from this session? Skills, knowledge, experience etc.

Participants will:

  • Gain an overview of Europe’s leading role in Earth Observation and the latest developments in the field of citizen engagement with Earth Observation data and space technology applications
  • Learn about other experiences from the Ecsite Space Group community and share their own resources and activities with peers
  • Try their hand at developing an innovative idea with a variety of stakeholders from the space community
  • Get to know Danish space science research and science engagement and build connections with their researchers and science communicators


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Session speakers

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Associate professor
Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen
Marianne and Line Nicolaisen (PhD student in the Department of Science Education at the University of Copenhagen), will share research on inclusive science engagement with participants and how these can be put to use in the area of Space.
Head of International Relations
Manuel will contribute with insights into the use of Earth Observation data made by science centres and museums, and non-governmental organisations, especially around Ocean-related topics.