Italian Space Economy for the Sustainable Development Goals
Wednesday 3 October 2018, 16:20 – 17:20
Location: Bremen Conference Center – CCB Hansesaal
The workshop will focus on the tools that the Italian space economy is providing in support of the goals of the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.
The evolution of new space systems with the possibility to conceive and realize, through miniaturization of on board functions, advanced digital communication processors and space based radars, new generation optical sensors and cost effective microsatellite constellations and satellite formations is paving the way to a new class of space services and applications. This “new space” economy is developing new business models and technologies and promoting the growth of the space sector in general.
Italy is at the fore front of this process and is expanding its space capacity, both in terms of infrastructure and data sources, also through international cooperation, to create a wider portfolio of products and services, that offer new and better tools to address several sustainable development issues.
In the field of Earth observation, for example, the integration of “traditional” space systems with new satellites, equipped with new generation sensors, is paving the way to a complete new class and generation of geospatial services and applications.
The workshop will show the role of the main actors of the Italian space economy in this process, from that of the Italian Space Agency to that of the of Italian space-related companies represented within the three main associations.
Simonetta DI PIPPO
Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)