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Science meets Parliaments

Under the framework of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre’s (JRC) call "Science meets Parliaments / Science meets Regions", the Ministry of Economy, the Luxembourg Space Agency, the University of Luxembourg Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance, and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) are co-organizing the one-day conference titled Space solutions for sustainability on Earth, which will take place on October 4, 2019, at the premises of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg. The aim of the program is to build closer links between scientists, academia and policymakers focused on the environmental issues, in order to promote a culture of evidence-informed policymaking.

The event will focus on domestic environmental topics and the use of space technologies (Earth observation and GNSS) to support policymakers in their decision-making through the use of space data mainly from the European space programs: Copernicus and Galileo. Most importantly, this conference has a special focus on Luxembourg's United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Structure of the conference

The conference is structured in two sections.

The first section envisages the opening of the event with a group of keynote speakers who will address the environmental political needs of Luxembourg and discussion with Luxembourg's members of the parliament.

The second section will present case studies on the use of space technologies for environmental applications under two sessions: 1. The use of Earth Observation for land management, weather, and disaster management (floods) & 2. The use of GNSS for mobility and transport

The final report of the event can be downloaded below

To review the agenda please see below

Agenda.pdf 522.14 kB

To review the biographies of the speakers please see below 

Bios.pdf 144.53 kB

To know more about the JRC initiative please download the leaflet Science meets parliaments


Contact: sandra.cabrera@uni.lu



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Prof. Dr Stéphane Pallage Rector Uni Lu

Prof. Dr. Isabelle Riassetto

Prof. Dr. Mahulena Hofmann

Fernand Etgen Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies

Dr. Alan Belward European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Marc Serres Luxembourg Space Agency

Dr. P.J. Blount, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Luxembourg

Sandra Cabrera Alvarado Ph.D. Researcher University of Luxemboug


From left to right: Martijn Houtepen, Skygeo, Guy Schumann, RSS-Hydro, Anne Peschon, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de la Viticulture et du Développement rural, Steven Krekels, VITO, Lucien Hoffmann, LIST,