Interview: Portugal’s space boss on disappointment with the EU Green Deal, and how satellites can help clean up the oceans

In 2019, Portugal became the latest EU nation to create a space agency. Bearing the slogan “clean oceans with clean space”, the private non-profit appears to have put environmental monitoring front and centre of its activities. The agency’s president, Chiara Manfletti, talks to ENDS about the space sector’s push to merge environmental and technological goals.

by Laura Cole
Chiara Manfletti: “If you look at exploring the oceans, it isn’t that far off from exploring space."
Chiara Manfletti: “If you look at exploring the oceans, it isn’t that far off from exploring space."

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