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Addressing the Climate Crisis

The climate of Earth is changing, imperiled by the relentless emission of greenhouse gases from our advancing civilization. The Arctic sea ice cover is disappearing, creating land and sea conditions never experienced in human history. Sea levels are rising, imperiling coastal communities where much of humanity resides. Precipitation patterns are changing, resulting in long periods of drought, imperiling our sources of food and reducing habitable locations. In an essay, The Climate Crisis. A Time of Peril.  A Time to Act., COSPAR President Len Fisk calls upon all nations to address the climate crisis, with urgency, deliberately, and with guidance provided by science, for our sake and that of all future generations.  The essay is published here, in the August issue of Space Research Today (SRT), A Forum for Discussion, and in the latest COSPAR News, Issue 9, with the expectation that it will result in discussion and comments.

New COSPAR Panel on Social Sciences and Humanities (PSSH)

Read the press release here.

Watch the Video - Keeping our World(s) Pristine - The Role of COSPAR's Panel on Planetary Protection

See the new video about the work of COSPAR's Panel on Planetary Protection.

International Science Council (ISC) Announces New Awards Program

COSPAR's mother organization, the International Science Council (ISC), is pleased to announce the creation of its new awards program.  Deadline for submission of nominations for the ISC Awards Programme 2021 has been extended to 8 March 2021.

COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)

  • The next PPP Meeting will take place virtually on 15 February 2021. The meeting will be composed of an open session to which all interested parties are invited.
  • Open Zoom meeting of the COSPAR Planetary Protection Panel on Monday 15 February 2021, 13.00-17.00 (CET) – register before 13 February by sending your name, affiliation, and e-mail address for connection to Panel Vice-Chair Niklas Hedman.

COSPAR 2024, Busan, South Korea

COSPAR's 45th Scientific Assembly will be organized in Busan, South Korea 13 - 21 July 2024.  More details available in due time. KASI press release

COSPAR 2022, Athens, Greece

Athens looks forward to welcoming the 44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 16 - 24 July 2022.