Ecomondo 2022
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • 10:00 - 13:30
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 1 Room South Hall
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & 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.

Session Chairs

Giovanni Federigo De Santi, Polytechnic University of Turin & Former Director DG JRC EU Commission
Giuseppe Padula, University of San Marino
Piero Boccardo, Polytechnic University of Turin


10.00 Opening-welcome address 
Stephen Quest, Director General DG JRC European Commission
Charlina Vitcheva, Director General DG MARE European Commission

10.20-12.00 Part I: The Institutional framework
Giovanni Federigo De Santi, Polytechnic University of Turin & Former Director DG JRC EU Commission
Giuseppe Padula, University of San Marino

Introduction: the new challenge ahead
Giovanni Federigo De Santi, Polytechnic University of Turin & Former Director DG JRC EU Commission

The Space Paradigm

Earth Observation and cutting-edge spaceborne technology to understand the planet
Pierluigi Silvestrin, ESA ESRIN

The European Copernicus Programme: new challenges in a changing world
Mauro Facchini, European Commission, DG DEFIS, HoU

The Italian Copernicus strategy
Andrea Taramelli, IUSS Pavia

Italian National Plan for Resilience and Recovery (PNRR): the Space-Partnership
Stefano Corgnati, Politecnico di Torino, Vice-Rector

Earth Observation Up-take

The Italian forest strategy. Policies for a sustainable future
Alessandra Stefani, Italian Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies, Director General

City of Turin: urban Digital Twin for a smart city
Alessandra Cimadom, Municipality of Turin, Director General

European Green Deal : Strategies and plans for Blue Economy
Delilah Al Khudhairy, European Commission DG MARE, Director

Science and innovation for a competitive and sustainable Bioeconomy
Alessandra Zampieri, European Commission DG JRC, Director

12.00-13.00 Part II: The operational framework
Piero Boccardo, Polytechnic University of Turin

Introduction: from practices to policies
Piero Boccardo, Polytechnic University of Turin

The European Earth Observation-Knowledge Center
Ivan Kulis and Mark Dowell (DG JRC), Mauro Facchini (DG DEFIS) European Commission

The Blue Economy Observatory
Jann Martinsohn and Michela Ghiani (DG JRC), Frangiscos Nikolian (DG MARE) European Commission 

Cineca and the ECMWF: 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

How new technologies improve agriculture: the experience in Tuscany Region
Marco Vieri, University of Florence
Marco Antoni, Copernico

Unleashing the power of underwater wireless for aquaculture digitalization
Chiara Petrioli, WSense Srl

13.15-13.30 Question time: Open Discussion

Closure by the Chairs