According to current predictions, sea levels will rise on average 3 mm/year in the course of this century and the quality of the air we breathe will worsen, taking its toll on our health. These and other adverse effects are exacerbated by the increase in frequency of floods, droughts, wildfires and other disasters due to the changing climate.
Space technologies are essential tools to tackle any global implicating events. Institutional Space based observations of the Earth have provided fundamental insights in the monitoring and modelling of the health of our planet and will continue to do so. The New Space paradigm has now entered the Earth Observation domain and will lead to new business opportunities, specifically with respect to flooding and air-quality. This team project will produce a reference and influential report on the role that space plays in the adaptation and resilience of humanity to the effects of climate change.