Space cybersecurity for smart cities [May/2019]
On 29 May 2019, the second Global Space Economic Workshop on ‘Space Cybersecurity for Smart Cities’ took place in Brindisi, Italy. More than 180 high-level representatives of space and non-space companies and institutions attended the GSEW@ITALY event which was organised by The Aerospace Technological Cluster (DTA) in cooperation with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and ESA. The event began with a welcome speech from Mr Giuseppe Acierno, President of DTA, who underlined the importance of the GSEW framework as an important tool of cooperation between space and non-space sectors and presented the results of the GSEW@Italy 2018. Two panel discussions were followed by inspirational talks and presentations from Simonetta Di Pippo, Director at UNOOSA and Franco Ongaro, ESA Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality. Elisabetta Trenta, Italian Minister of Defence, gave a keynote speech. This workshop was organised within the ESA Downstream Gateway. For further information click on this link. During the afternoon, participants formed groups to exchange ideas on the main issues of cybersecurity with focus on Mobility for smart cities; Unmanned aerial vehicles for smart cities; and Testbed for smart cities. Industrial panel session —Industrial panel session The Italian session of the GSEW was a great success for relevance and vision of innovative ideas discussed and for the participation of the leading national and EU enterprises and personalities. Furthermore, for DTA it was an important step toward the definition of a technology development initiative that will foster drone and automotive traffic management in urban and interurban areas. Starting from methodologies and technologies for air traffic management, included space ADS-B services provided by AIREON, that provide high safety performance, we intend to extend the application of such technologies in the drone traffic management and to integrate GNSS and 5G for a more accurate positioning in order to favour the development of innovative services supporting drone flight in urban areas and autonomous driving of connected car. The outcomes of this event will be presented during the Global Space Economic Forum this autumn, along with the conclusions of another GSEW event which took place in France on 13 May co-organised by France's national space agency (CNES), and Kedge Business and Design School on Habitat in Space.