A workshop entitled “Mission to the Blue Planet: space solutions for non-space users” is scheduled for Tuesday, 18 April, in Prague, at the headquarters of the Italian Cultural Institute. An initiative that will be introduced by the Ambassador of Italy to the Czech Republic, Mauro Marsili, and aims to present some of the brightest European initiatives, upcoming goals and benefits of a society served by space.
For decades, space was considered an area for experts, pioneers and dreamers; whereas now, it’s an accessible tool for all, able to lead to a more comfortable and safe life on Earth. Leveraging decades of space investment, technology transfer and massive use of data collected from space, public institutions and private companies are increasingly engaged in developing innovative solutions for terrestrial services.
Workshop participants included astronaut Franco Malerba; Head of the EU Relations Unit at the Italian Space Agency (ASI) Alberto Tuozzi; Head of Market, Downstream and Innovation at the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) Fiammetta Diani; and Václav Kobera, Director of Intelligent Transport Systems, Space Activities and R&D and Innovation at the Czech Ministry of Transport. The meeting will be moderated by the Space Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in the Czech Republic, Maria Cristina Favella.