56th Plenary

27-28th November 2018
London, UK

ESSC 56th Plenary Meeting

The European Space Science Committee (ESSC), Committee composed of 31 scientists met for their 56th plenary meeting on 27-28 November at The Royal Society, London (UK). The meeting was attended by 33 participants including representatives of the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission (EC), the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), the Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (SSB)Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) Space, and the UK Space Agency (UKSA).

Invited Guests

Maurice Borgeaud

Head of Earth Observation Department (EO), Science, Applications and Climate, European Space Agency

Jean-Louis Fellous

Director, COSPAR

Colleen Hartman

SSB/ASEB Board Director, Space Studies Board (USA), ex-officio member

Chris Lee


Mats Ljungqvist


David Parker

Director Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency

Mark McCaughrean

ESA/Science and Technology

Jean-Claude Worms

ESF Chief Executive Officer, ex-officio member

Christopher Mutlow

RAL Space, UK

Rosemary Young



  • Status of ESA Earth Observation Programmes, Dr. Maurice Borgeaud
  • COSPAR Update, Dr. Jean-Louis Fellous
  • Report to ESSC, Dr. Colleen Hartman
  • Science at UK Space Agency, Mr. Chris Lee
  • Horizon 2020 Work Programme for Research & Innovation 2018-2020, Dr. Mats Ljungqvist
  • Space R&I Funding beyond 2020: Horizon Europe, Dr. Mats Ljungqvist
  • EO and Space Science R&D Programmes at RAL Space, Prof. Chris Mutlow
  • Update on E3P Status and Plans, Dr. David Parker

To see the presentations, please contact essc[at]