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Climate Science from Space: Synergies for a greener innovation economy Conference

Project description

Encouraging green innovation in cooperation with space programmes

With climate change being an ever-increasing danger to all life on earth, innovation in sectors that could prevent or lessen its effects is essential. Under the auspices of the European Commission and Portuguese Presidency, the EU-funded CSS4GIE project aims to hold a conference to encourage and promote green technologies and innovation as well as the synergies possible for green innovation in cooperation with space programmes like Copernicus. To achieve this, they plan to feature green innovation technologies as well as technologies that strike a balance between environmental, economic and social elements and by showcasing the benefits and capabilities of Copernicus.


The Portuguese Presidency, with the support of the European Commission, and in coherence with national strategic priorities aims organising an event entitled: Climate Science from Space: Synergies for a greener innovation economy. This event (conference) is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education underlying issues of major relevance to the Societal Challenge Climate Action. Hence, featuring innovation and technologies towards clean transformation with the aim of providing an appropriate balance between environmental, economic and social elements. The concept dovetails with the 18-month Trio (DE-PT-SI) Programme of the Council on the need to foster a competitive space sector and its integration into European economy, including in promoting market driven approaches and opening space to new actors.

The conference shall be focused on how European space programmes, with especial relevance for Copernicus, can be meaningful for the implementation and monitoring of climate actions. Space activity encompass an important innovation component, always at the edge of the scientific-technological development. Fighting climate change and achieving the transition to a climate-neutral society with investments in space related programs always ensure a very high level of research and innovation, and the generation of new high skilled jobs. Assessing the benefit and overall coherence of existing and planned actions in the field of research and innovation in the context of a wider European strategic global role in the space ecosystem is also behind the concept. Therefore, underpinning the outputs of past R&D activities, their positive impact on improved resource efficiency, climate resilience and the contribution of Earth Observation data will positively foster other endeavours in the downstream involving scientists, businesses, investors, local authorities or environmental organisations.


Net EU contribution
€ 89 100,00
1050-014 Lisboa

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 89 100,00

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