European Space Expo shows how space improves our everyday lives
09.11.2012 Larnaca will host a new travelling exhibition which underlines how space activities and applications have a direct impact on citizens' daily lives. Over 30000 applications rely on space technologies that can help, for instance, in optimising transport, increasing efficiency in agriculture and fisheries, protecting the environment or improving security.
Following the successful deployments in Copenhagen, Toulouse, Helsinki and Brussels, the exhibition will take place in Europe Square, Larnaca, Cyprus. From the 12th to the 18th of November, visitors will be able to see, touch and experience the wide range of innovative technologies and services that space offers to them. Experts will be on hand to give presentations on specific topics.
The Expo is organised in parallel with the 2nd FP7 Space conference, which will take place on the 15th and the 16th of November in Larnaca (link).
Over the next 2 years, the exhibition will be on display in 20 to 30 cities. The Expo will visit London just before the end of the year.
European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, said: "The EU investment is crucial for the provision of services essential in our modern life. This exhibition is a great opportunity for Europe's citizens to realize the wide range of applications available thanks to the EU satellite navigation and Earth observation programmes."