Digital Ocean Forum 2024


Mauro Facchini

European Commission

Earth Observation Head of Unit

Mauro Facchini is Head of Unit for Earth Observation in the European Commission - Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS). He has been closely involved in the development of the Copernicus programme since its inception, as well as European Space Policy, leading the drafting of Article 189 (EU Space Competence) in the Lisbon Treaty. He holds a PhD in engineering and prior to joining the European Commission worked in academic and research fields in several places across Europe.

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