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 was much like today’s video conferences, with the different being that we today use the internet.
The BUP implemented the Space Bridges 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.
During 2021, the BUP organized the new version of the BUP space bridge, version 2.0. This time we connected two universities in the region at the time and all BUP colleagues had the possibility participate from wherever they were.
Sessions that have been held
Democracy as a Prerequisite for Sustainability?
Our “Space Bridges 2.0” series concludes with a fascinating event investigating the relationship between democracy, climate change and sustainability. This question is not only important but extremely topical.
This event is hosted by Łodz University of Technology and features leading experts from the Baltic Sea Region. It represents the Polish contribution to the Space Bridge series celebrating 30 years of the BUP.
Green spaces in times of an increasing urbanization: On the challenges of making sustainable cities
In this session of the seminar series “Space Bridges 2.0” our focus will be on green spaces in times of an increasing urbanization. It discusses the challenges of making cities more sustainable from a planning and governance perspective.
These presentations represent the Estonian contribution to the BUP's 2021 Space Bridges 2.0 Series celebrating 30 years of the BUP.
Sustainable Cities: Urban Adaptation to Climate Change
In this session, the presenters will explore certain transformations that have been taking place in cities across our region in response to climate change. A number of examples from the BUP region will be detailed.
The session is hosted by hosted by Ivan Franko National University of L'viv and represents the Ukrainian contribution to the BUP Space Bridge 2.0 series.
Bridging from fossil based to bio-based plastics: what science says?
In this session, presenters gives a view of bio-based, biodegradable and biopolymer plastics from a European perspective. The project Bio-plastics Europe is represented.
The session is hosted by Haw Hamburg, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and is the German Space Bridge session.
Urban Green infrastructure and Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities
This seminar focuses on sustainable cities, in particular by looking at infrastructure and agriculture from an urban perspective.
Hosted by Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra.
Social Sustainability - why and how?
To explore why and how social sustainability is desired, this seminar uses the Timeout method. Timeout is a new way to generate and have constructive discussions and suitable for people with different backgrounds.
Hosted by Åbo Akademi University
Moving Baltic Sea Region to carbon neutral mobility – opportunities and challenges
The pathway towards a low carbon mobility can be looked at through many perspectives. In this session, we specifically focuse on mobility in a Baltic Sea Region context, with its specific opportunties and challenges.
Hosted by Riga Technical University
European Universities Initiative - The Future of European University Starts Today
Three Lithuanian universities (all BUP Participaring Universities) are partners in three different European University alliances - testing different models of the concept of European Universities. Examination of its potential to transform higher education.
Hosted by: Kaunas University of Technology
Interdisciplinary solutions to sustainability issues in the Baltic Sea Region
Solutions to a wide varities of sustainability issues in the Baltic Sea Region: renewable energy, marine litter, coastal adaptation and much more.
Hosted by: Kaliningrad State Technical University
Climate change and water change in the Baltic Sea Region: Drivers and Perspectives
Climate change and its impacts on the freshwater in the Baltic Sea Region. Drivers and different perspectives on how the water is changing.
Hosted by: Belarusian State University
30 years with the Baltic Sea Environment, what has happened and where are we heading?
What has happened with the post-Cold War environmental development of the Baltic Sea? Recent environmental history of the Baltic sea was presented, as well as future prospects.
Hosted by: Södertörn University