EP 4: Climate Resilience

Series 1

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Small Island Nations are on the frontline of the devastating impacts of climate change. With nearly a third of the population living on land less than 5m above sea level, they are vulnerable to the threat of rising sea levels, degrading their coastlines, their communities, and their livelihoods. IPP CommonSensing is an ambitious project to use satellite remote sensing capabilities to support the Governments of Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu in their efforts to build resilience to the devastating impacts of climate change and improve access to climate finance.

In this episode of In-Orbit we’re going to introduce you to the negative impacts of climate change – the climate change we’re all contributing to – and the havoc it can wreak on these thousands of islands. We’re also going to show you how, somewhere far above our heads, satellite technology is doing something to help.

Visit the CommonSensing website >>

Episode Guests


Lucy Edge


Satellite Applications Catapult

Einar Bjorgo

Director of Satellite Analysis and Applied Research


Christophe Christiaen

Head of the Spatial Finance Initiative

Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme

Episode Host


Maggie Aderin-Pocock

We are pleased to have Maggie Aderin-Pocock on board to present and introduce our first series of podcasts. A British space scientist and science educator, Maggie is an honorary research associate of University College London’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Since February 2014, she has co-presented the long-running astronomy television programme The Sky at Night with Chris Lintott. In 2020 she was awarded the Institute of Physics William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal and Prize for her public engagement in physics.

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