barra table a Padua

Padua is one of the oldest cities in Italy. In ancient times, Padova achieved a victory over the Spartans before it was conquered by the Romans and received the town charter. In the Middle Ages, Padua was an independent city state, like many of its neighbouring cities, but was ruled by a Podesta of the emperor. 

In 1405 the city finally fell to Venice, in 1797 to Napoleon, and finally to Austria. With one of the oldest universities in the world officially founded on 1222, Padua was always an intellectual and artistic centre, wich brought many art treasures to the city and made it a hotbed of revolutionary ideas. 






 We are proud to announce the following distinguished speakers



 General Keynote Address
The technology support of the European Space Research and Technology Centre laboratories to space missions

 Dr. Franco Ongaro

Director of Technical and Quality Management (D/TEC), and Head of ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.









General Keynote Address
From TOMS to TEMPO: Monitoring of atmospheric pollution from space
Dr. Kelly Chance

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Kelly Chance is a Senior Physicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Principal Investigator for the NASA/Smithsonian Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) satellite instrument that is currently being built to measure North American air pollution hourly from geostationary orbit ( He has been measuring Earth’s atmosphere from balloons, aircraft, the ground and, especially, from satellites since receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1977.
Measurements include the physics and chemistry of the stratospheric ozone layer, climate-altering greenhouse gases, and atmospheric pollution.