Earth observation at Space, Security and Defence event
11 December 2019
On 6 December, representatives from ESA, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Italian Space Agency met at the States General for Space, Security and Defence event in Naples, Italy, to discuss upcoming challenges for European industry.
The meeting follows the very successful Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, which took place two weeks ago in Spain and where Member States fully endorsed ESA's activities – with a total funding of €14.4 billion – the largest part of which is to be invested in ESA's Earth Observation Programmes.
The meeting was organised by the European Parliament, in cooperation with ESA, the European Commission and the Italian Space Agency. Copernicus and Galileo were the subject of several talks by prominent speakers such as David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament.