The Mirpuri Foundation was one of the guest speakers at the European Space Agency Webinar “Path to post-COVID Recovery”.

The virtual event marked the planning announcement of a feasibility study to support post COVID-19 outbreak socio-economic recovery. The objective of this feasibility study is to identify and analyse the technical feasibility and economic viability of sustainable space-based services which can contribute to the post Covid-19 outbreak recovery in the vertical sectors as transport, health, education, manufacturing, agriculture. Additionally, the study will address societal and environmental challenges likely to emerge after the COVID-19 crisis.

The event started with an introduction to the European Space Agency and this specific project, objectives and the value of space-based applications, by Davide Coppola and Roberta Mugellesi Dow.

Paras Loombas, Founder of the Global Himalayan Expedition was the first guest speaker, detailing the Post-Covid challenges in the Travel & Tourism sector, followed by Mirpuri Foundation Representative Ana Agostinho.

Ana explained the impacts of the pandemic on the environment, how it put climate change on hold while creating a cover for many other illegal activities.

The webinar also assessed the relevance of space-enabled applications for industries to recover.

With over 50 years of experience, 22 member states, over 80 satellites, the purpose of the European Space Agency is to provide for and promote, for exclusively peaceful purposes, cooperation among European states in space research and technology and their space applications. ESA is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.


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