Impressive – Sustainable port management through Copernicus

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October 28, 2021 – h.10.00 am – 03.30 pm CEST
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The space-based IMPRESSIVE platform

The conference has the overall objective to promote and present the IMPRESSIVE solution (, an innovative platform with cutting-edge technology which could contribute to the sustainability of the ports in Europe.

Participants will have the chance to learn more about the innovative platform and the story behind this marine initiative; join the debate in round tables with local and regional authorities, port authorities, industry, other maritime initiatives; and join an open discussion between experts and audience on current and future needs in terms of maritime services that could be fostered, implemented and integrated into the regional strategies.

The conference is addressed to potential users from the public and private sector: Port authorities, Local and Regional administrations, EU institutions, policy makers, maritime and shipping industry.

The added value of the IMPRESSIVE platform is reflected in the combination of various sophisticated technologies/techniques for earth observation, robotics and advanced mathematical models, for the development of this integrated, universal and replicable system, based on satellite images, autonomous vehicles and Copernicus Marine products. Most importantly, the platform is a supportive tool to achieve at a low cost a better port management which provides the end user with all needed information to control pollution incidents.


10:00 |  Welcome by Loredana Capone, Representative of Apulia region in the Committee of the Regions (TBC) and Roya Ayazi, NEREUS Secretary-General;

Short introduction by the Commission

10:20 | Short Introduction on the project’s objectives and key findings by Dr. Ioannis Dontas, IMPRESSIVE coordinator

10:40 | Virtual presentation of the platform by the developers (visual storytelling)

11:15  | Coffee break

Views by different user groups about the use of the IMPRESSIVE product and their expectations

Roya Ayazi, NEREUS Secretary-General (moderator)

11:30 | Round table with LRAs: maritime challenges in coastal and outermost regions and new services for a better policy making

Rui M A Caldeira, ARDITI – Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation • Dr Luca Crose, AIPo – The Interregional Agency for the Po River • Hellenic Coastguard • Lucas Bosser, The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) • Hellenic Ministry of Maritime Affairs

12:00 | Roundtable with the port authorities: identifying the user in the different ports organized

Paolo Menegazzo, Venice Port Authority • María Nieves Hernández, Head of the Innovation and Sustainability area of las Palmas Port (Spain) • Hellenic Ports Association • Rafina Port, the Department of Environmental Protection & Port Security • Port of Taranto (TBC)

12:30 | Q&A

13:00 | Lunch break

Views by Industry and different user groups about the use of the IMPRESSIVE product and their expectations

14:00 | Round table with the industry (SMEs, companies)

Sergio Samarelli, Planetek (moderator)

Phil Monbet, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique • Sacha Bailly, AIRBUS • Thibaut Voirand, Telespazio France • Matthias Delpey, SUEZ Rivages Pro Tech • Matteo Mattioli, Engineering companies (SAIPEM) • Fabio Bertella, Optisoft (Italy) • Giuseppe Siciliano, PTS CLAS (Italy)

14:30 | Round table with other maritime projects/stakeholders

Margarita Chrysaki, NEREUS Communication & Project officer (moderator)

Audrey Hasson, Mercator Ocean • Stefano Ferretti, ESA • Joaquín Brito, CEO, PLOCAN • Teresa CunhaEMSA

15:00 | Q&A

15:20 | Closing session: Outlook to the future by Margarita Chrysaki, NEREUS Communication & Project officer and Dr Ioannis Dontas, IMPRESSIVE coordinator

15:30 | End


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