COSPAR Interdisciplinary Lectures

Observing the Unobservable: a Multi-messenger View of Black Holes
Sera Markoff, Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy & Gravitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam (GRAPPA), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Sunday, 17 July, 19:30 - 20:15, room MAICC A. TRIANTI

Planetary Atmospheric Evolution: Earth and its nearby Neighbors
Thérèse Encrenaz, Laboratoire d’études spatiales et d’instrumentation en astrophysique (LESIA), Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France
Monday, 18 July, 08:30 - 09:15, room MAICC A. TRIANTI

The Smallsat Revolution
Amal Chandran, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), Colorado, USA 
Monday, 18 July, 13:15 - 14:00, room MAICC A. TRIANTI

Atmospheres: Aerosols, Clouds, and Climate – The Details that Matter: Those We Know, and Those We Don’t
Athanasios Nenes, School of Arch., Civil & Environmental Eng., Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Tuesday, 19 July, 08:30 - 09:15, room MAICC A. TRIANTI

Environment Near the Sun: Advances, Challenges, and Prospects
Nour Raouafi, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab., Laurel, MD, USA
Wednesday, 20 July, 08:30 - 09:15, room MAICC A. TRIANTI

Astrobiology - Challenges and Opportunities for Research on Earth and in Space
Petra Rettberg, DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine Radiation, Biology Division, Cologne, Germany
Thursday, 21 July, 08:30 - 09:15, room MAICC A. TRIANTI

The Surface of Mars and its Habitability
Sanjeev Gupta, Dept. of Earth Sciences and Eng., Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Friday, 22 July, 08:30 - 09:15, room MAICC A. TRIANTI

Latest Results 

Sunday, 17 July, 14:30 - 16:00, room MAICC BANQUETΙΝG HALL

Roundtable of Space Agency Leaders

Sunday, 17 July, 16:30 - 18:00, room MAICC A.TRIANTI


• Responsible use of space and stewardship of space environment;
• Hazards and challenges of climate change and relevant space observations;
• Observations and initiatives required for the forecasting of space weather;
• Scientists-industry relationships and the challenges of emerging private actors, in particular concerning issues linked to the sustainable use and regulation of outer space;
• Opportunities and projects for the sustainable use of small satellites for space research, and potential support to COSPAR’s ongoing project to establish such a constellation


• Philippe Baptiste, Chief Executive Officer, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES, France
• Ioannis A. Daglis, President, Hellenic Space Center (HSC), Greece
• Rolf Densing, Director of Operations, European Space Agency (ESA), ESA
• Hitoshi Kuninaka,Director General, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS),
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
• Young-deuk Park, President, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Rep. of Korea
• Giorgio Saccoccia, President, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Italy
• S. Somanath, Chair, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India
• Chi Wang, Director General, National Space Science Centre (NSSC), China
• Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA

Public Lecture

Geophysical catastrophes that changed history in the Eastern Mediterranean – what you don’t know can hurt you
Costas Synolakis, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA & Academy of Athens, Greece
Wednesday, 20 July, 19:30-21:00, room MAICC A. TRIANTI

Important Dates

Congress Dates: 16 - 24 July, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline: 18 February, 2022


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