On protecting radio spectrum access, Earth observation community’s even less ready than the satcom sector

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Living Planet Symposium 2022 (LPS) organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) was a five-day plunge into what Earth observations can do do measure and mitigate the effects of climate change.

While much of it was self-congratulatory, it included, unusually, presentations of how the specialized Earth observation sector needs to exit its bubble and learn to engage with decision-makers on their terms — a skill far outside the comfort zone of most scientists.

As was made clear in recent years’ debate . . .

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