Space Bridges 2.0

The concept of Space Bridges, was an early form telecommunication between two geographic location, that was implemented between the USA and Soviet Union in the early 1980’s. It reminds much of today’s video conference, with the different being that we today use the internet.

The BUP implemented the technology between 1990-1995, when a series of online lectures and seminars were held between different locations in the region. These Space Bridges was one of the main acitivites in the BUP’s early history and insipried our logo, with the Space Bridge satellite sheeding the light of knowledge over our region.

The BUP Space Bridge between Helsinki University and University of Warsaw, in 1993.
The BUP Space Bridge between Helsinki University and University of Warsaw, in 1993. Photo: BUP

During 2021, we will organize the new version of the BUP space bridge, version 2.0. This time we will connect two universities in the region at the time, with you having the possibility participate from wherever you might be. All you need is an internet connection!

Below you find the Schedule of the Space Bridges 2.0.

# Topic Date in 2021

Host (together with Uppsala University)

1 30 years with the Baltic Sea Environment; What has happened and where are we heading? 28/1 Södertörn University
2 Climate change and water changes in the Baltic Sea Region: Drivers and Perspectives. 18/2 Belarusian State University
3 Interdisciplinary solutions to sustainability issues in the Baltic Sea Region 18/3 Kaliningrad State Technical University
4 Circular Economy 15/4 Kaunas Technical University
5 Urban Agriculture in the Baltic Sea Region 20/5 Slovak University of Agriculture
6 Moving Baltic Sea Region to carbon neutral mobility – opportunities and challenges 4/6 Riga Technical University
7 Social Sustainability - what does ot mean to you? 16/9 Åbo Akademi University
8 Rural bioeconomy and insetting strategies 21/10 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences
9 Urban green spaces and citizen perspective 4/11 Tallinn University
10 tba. 18/11 Ivan Franko National University of L'viv
11 Democratic Development in the Baltic Sea Region 9/12 Lodz Technical University

You can either join the session by registering for a zoom link, or watch the livestream of the session on the BUP's youtube page.

Interdisciplinary solutions to sustainability issues in the Baltic Sea Region

Cross roads in a Russian town with a stop sign.

In the 3rd session of the seminar series "Space Bridges 2.0", we will focus on solutions to a wide varities of sustainability issues in the Baltic Sea Region, focusing on both renewable energy, marine litter, coastal adaptation and much more.

  • 18 March 2021
  • 14.00-16.30 (CET)
  • Online
  • In cooperation with Kaliningrad State Technical University

More info and registration

Climate change and water change in the Baltic Sea Region: Drivers and Perspectives.

Belarusian village by the river Pripyat

In the 2nd session of the seminar series "Space Bridges 2.0", we will focus on climate change and its impacts on the freshwater in the Baltic Sea Region. We will discuss the drivers and different perspectives on how the water is changing.

  • 18 February 2021
  • 14.00-16.30 (CET)
  • Online
  • In cooperation with Belarusian State University

More info

30 years with the Baltic Sea Environment, what has happened and where are we heading?

Lady dressed in red looking out over the sea

In the 1st session of the seminar series "Space Bridges 2.0", we will focus on the post-Cold War environmental development of the Baltic Sea. The session has several invited experts and aims to enlight the participants in an interactive, discussing the recent environmental history of our sea.

  • 28 January 2021
  • 14.00-16.10 (CET)
  • Online
  • In cooperation with Södertörn University

More info

Last modified: 2021-03-01