The prospects for the economics of space and its effects on daily life are the focus of a debate between the participants of the video forum, “The Future of Earth Lies in Space”, the third made by the Commissioner General’s Office for Italy’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai in collaboration with the ANSA press agency.
The forum was held during the three-day series of events and initiatives for “One Year to Go”, celebrating the year remaining to the inauguration of the next Universal Exhibition.
The Future of Earth Lies in Space
Featuring Paolo Glisenti, Commissioner General for Italy at Expo Dubai; Riccardo Fraccaro, Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers; Maria Cristina De Sanctis, INAF; Luigi Pasquali, Coordinator for Space Activities of Leonardo and Managing Director of Telespazio; Luca Parmitano, astronaut; Giuseppe Sala, Polytechnic University of Milan; Lorenzo Ghettini, Peer Mentoring programme of the Italy Pavilion
Expo 2020 Dubai will be a golden opportunity for students, lecturers, researchers and industries to share their views on the solutions for developing multidisciplinary skills for space infrastructures and data, with applications extending to the navigation and telecommunication sectors. Aerospace engineers and physicists are only some of the figures involved in this space economy context linked to the relationship between economics and innovation.
In the forum, the debate has focused on the rediscovery of the strategic value of environmental, food and health safety and on the decisive impact of aerospace technologies, for which Italy is an international leader, the most important among those applied in the new sustainability and resilience frontiers.
The debate between the guests in the studio and those connected, enriched by stories – among others – by astronaut Luca Parmitano, allowed for presenting some of the main installations related to aerospace which visitors will find in one year’s time along the exhibition route inside the Italy Pavilion at Expo Dubai, besides some of the many initiatives that will be held on this topic over the six months of the event.
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