The International Night of Geography 2023 is an event taking place worldwide on Friday 14 April 2023.
Since its first edition in 2018, World Geography Night (GeoNight) aims to highlight geography and geographers and to be able to give the general public the opportunity to become familiar with geographical concepts and studies, making geographical research more accessible to all.

This year he Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Climate Change and Diversity: Sustainable Territorial Development together with the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Padua are actively participating in the programme with the aim of contributing to the dissemination and diffusion of geography and GIScience topics through didactic and scientific activities such as conference and seminars. Specifically we are glad to present you the event

Geography, capital, space programmes: from military control to Earth Observation

  • 14th of April h. 18.00 – 19.00 (UTC+2)

Brief Description

Space exploration began in the early 1970s and has characterized recent human history. Satellites and space stations developed another kind of conquest, of political and economic supremacy over the Earth by extraterrestrial tools. Following the bipolarism dictated by the Cold War between the USSR and the USA in the early years, to date, space exploration presents new players such as China and new forms of threat linked to cyberspace and imperceptible on Earth, up to the more visible ones such as laser weapons and hypersonic missiles dominate the utopian dreams of conquering Mars and other planets.

Event programme

Introduced by

  • Salvatore Pappalardo, Vice Director of Advanced Master on GIScience and Unmanned Systems for the integrated management of territory and natural resources, University of Padova
  • Massimo De Marchi, Coordinator of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Climate Justice, Dip. ICEA, University of Padua


  • Marcello Spagnulo, Aerospace engineer and scientific advisor to the geopolitical magazine Limes

// The event is free and open to anyone interested in participating – REGISTER HERE TO PARTECIPATE
The event will be held in English and Italian

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