Ecomondo 2022
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 10:00 - 13:00
  • Memo
  • Neri 2 Room South Hall
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and Polytechnic University of Turin                                    

The most recent events, from the pandemic to the Ukrainian conflict, have forced us to pay great attention to the fragility of the environment in which we live but also to the international relations that have been established and the rise of the new economies. This moment of great uncertainty also leads to redefining sustainable transitions from both a climatic and energy point of view by reshaping resilient circular economies enabled by analytical techniques founded on a data driven approach. From this point of view, earth observation, and the open data generated, play a fundamental role by allowing, thanks to their synoptic vision, to conduct multispectral and multitemporal analysis capable of extracting added value information, fundamental for the understanding phase of the problems and the implementation of consequent policies, from agriculture to bio & blue economy, to biobased industry.

Section Chairs
Giovanni De Santi, Politecnico di Torino & Former Director DG JRC EU Commission
Giuseppe Padula, Università di San Marino


The Institutional framework (10.00-11.30)

10.00-10.05 Introduction
Giovanni De Santi

Recovery and resilience plan for the space and Bioeconomy
Giancarlo Giorgetti, Minister, Italian Ministry of the Industrial Development

The European Copernicus Programme: new challenges in a changing world
Thierry Breton – EC Commissioner, DG DEFIS and DG JRC (TBC)

Destination Earth: how the digital twin of the Earth will help tackle climate change and protect nature
M. Vestagen– EC Commissioner DG CNET (TBC)

Towards a modern, sustainable blue economy
Virginijus Sinkevicius – EC Commissioner DG MARE (TBC)

Earth observation and cutting-edge spaceborne technology to understand the planet
Josef Aschbacher, ESA General Director

Italian network for space applications
Guido Saracco, Rector, Politecnico di Torino

The operational framework (11.30-13.30)

Christian Patermann, former Director DG RTD, EU Commission
Piero Boccardo, Politecnico di Torino

12.00-12.05 Introduction
Piero Boccardo

Earth Observation Knowledge Center: from practices to policies
Stephen Quest - European Commission DG JRC (TBC)

The European Blue economy Observatory
Charlina Vitcheva European Commission DG Mare

CINECA and the ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts): industrial and environmental impact of High-Performance Computing
Sanzio Bassini, CINECA, Italy

Digital Twin Consortium and the initiative of Predictive Earth Digital Twin
Dan Isaacs, CTO Digital Twin Consortium

Towards a modern, sustainable bio economy
Florika Fink-Hooijer – Director DG ENV (TBC)

13.00-13.30 Discussion and Closure (by the chairs)