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http://www.asi.it/14531 at http://www.asi.it: Italy and Kenya strengthen their cooperation in the space field
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6 Nov 2014, 12:15 UTC Last 4 November 2014, during an official visit to Italy, a parliamentary delegation of the Kenyan National Assembly led by its President, Hon. Justin Muturi, met an ASI delegation led by the President Roberto Battiston. “I am pleased to express a favorable opinion of the positive outcome arising from today’s meeting – the ASI President Battiston highlighted – the parties confirmed their interest in extending current agreements”.“During the meeting, Earth Observation activities were focused on environmental disasters management and on Kenyan specialists’ higher education – Battiston ended up – related to several space activities areas, especially in Telecommunications and Remote Sensing fields”. Throughout the meeting, delegations took stock of the ongoing bilateral cooperation between Italy and Kenya on the utilization of the Broglio Space Center, located in Malindi, and discussed on future opportunities for the Earth Observation data utilization. Above all, Kenyan representatives expressed a favorable opinion of COSMO-SkyMed images that can provide advantage and peculiarity in environmental disasters, especially for floods, very recurring in Kenya. Both delegations confirmed the importance of the progression in the remarkable space cooperation which has united their countries for the last 50 years. Luigi Broglio strongly wanted this cooperation in the ‘60s. Space cooperation ...

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