COMPASS at the Open Day of the European Institutions
On May 4, citizens across Europe had a very special appointment at the annual Open Day of the European Institutions. The COMPASS project was selected to approach visitors to the benefits and challenges of space use and exploration. Juan Luis Gonzalo and Matteo Romano from DAER, together with Erica Stella from Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria and Gianna Campaioli from Servizio Ricerca, showcased the different daily services provided by satellites in Earth orbit along with the challenges for the sustainable utilisation of space. COMPASS joined this event as the only Horizon 2020 project invited by the European Research Council, as part of their efforts to convey the importance of scientific research to society. We thank them for this unique opportunity and hope to meet again for future outreach activities soon!