Mic Drop

Mic Drop #8 – Space for Earth


The DSS Mic Drops are inspirational, interactive, provocative talks given by expert researchers and practitioners, on topics that relate to design, tech, societal challenges and how we can make the world a better place by integrating technology more wisely and humanely.

Space for Earth – How Space technologies support Earth’s sustainable development

The UN Sustainable Development Goals were set by the United Nations for 2030 to ensure a more sustainable world. Does that mean earth, or beyond? Through earth observation and technology development for space applications, the European Space Agency (ESA) also contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as well. Through practical examples, we’ll explore how they support these long-term goals.


Applied scientist at the European Space Agency, Pierre Elie Crouzet works on future science missions and especially on infrared sensors. He is also involved in the Sunshine in Nosy Komba Foundation, which works on the sustainable development and education of a small village in Madagascar.

Talk: Space for Earth – How Space technologies support Earth’s sustainable development
Speaker: Pierre Elie Crouzet
Moderator: TBA
Date: November 14
Time: 17:30 – 19:00 (including Q&A and Debate)
Drinks: 18:30
Venue: Studio HvA – http://www.hva.nl/locaties/hva-locaties/niet-les-locaties/studio-hva.html

A live stream is available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjKUKSOd2WryI_CFRAoVPQ/live