The Potential Role of Space in Climate Engineering Concepts

Wednesday, 20. August 2014 - 14:30 to 17:00


  • "Optimal Sunshade Configurations for Space-based Geoengineering near the Sun-Earth L1 Point" by Joan-Pau Sanchez (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
  • "Space Based Solar Power for Regenerative Atmospheric Geoengineering and Anthropogenic Pollution Control" by Aidan Cowley (Dublin City University)
  • "Space-based Laser Filamentation for Climate Engineering and Weather Modification" by Isabelle Dicaire (European Space Agency)
  • "The Capability of Earth Observation Satellites in Detecting and Disentangling Ocean Iron Fertilization Activities from Natural Phytoplankton Blooms: Case Study of Ocean Fertilization Experiments" by Athanasia Nikolaou (European Space Agency)

Session Description

Since its early days space activities have provided tools for solving global societal challenges and have contributed to a better understanding of the Earth's climate. This session will for the first time assemble and discuss all different aspects of contributions from space for various climate engineering concepts and inspire novel approaches.