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  • ESSC Meeting with representatives from the European Commission, 30 January 2020 in Brussels

    March 12, 2020

    The ESSC met with representatives from the European Commission in Brussels on 30 January 2020. The interaction was very positive. Several items were discussed during that meeting, based on the Document ESSC produced for the Horizon Europe Consultation (“ESSC Contribution for the Horizon Europe Consultation”, October 2019) The discussions notably focused on:… Read more

  • ESSC attends the ESA Advisory Committee on Earth Observations (ACEO) Meeting (29-30 October 2019) at ESRIN

    March 04, 2020

    ESSC is very actively represented in the ESA Advisory Committee on Earth Observations (ACEO). In that respect, the ESSC Chair, A. Coustenis, who is also the former President of the IUGG/IAMAS Association, has attended all meetings and voiced the European scientific community’s ideas and opinion on the various subjects related to Earth space sciences. The… Read more

  • Towards a European calibration and validation service for earth observation

    March 02, 2020

    A special report from international experts, led by the European Science Foundation’s European Space Science Committee, calls for the creation of a European coordinating entity for satellite product calibration and validation. The study was coordinated by Sindy Sterckx and involved several members of the ESSC Earth Sciences Panel and international… Read more

  • European Space Science Committee endorses €14.4 billion Space19+ programmes for Europe

    December 03, 2019

    The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC)  welcomes the outcome of European Space Agency’s (ESA) Council Meeting, held on November, 27-28 in Seville, Spain,  and strongly supports the subscription of the science programmes by the Member States. The European Science Foundation’s (ESF) Expert Committee on space sciences and Europe’s advisor on space… Read more

  • ESSC Contribution to EC Consultation on Horizon Europe

    October 18, 2019

    In frame of the consultation process launched by the European Commission on Horizon Europe, the European Space Sciences Committe (ESSC) submitted its recommendations on space sciences in the post-2020 research and innovation programme. Access the Document Read more

  • How can Europe explore further, understand more and prepare better for adverse Space Weather effects?

    October 10, 2019

    A special report from international experts, spearheaded by the European Science Foundation’s European Space Science Committee, explains the challenges and provides a set of recommendations Based on two years’ continuing assessment of European activities in the realm of Space Weather, the European Space Science Committee (ESSC), an Expert Board on… Read more

  • ESSC Chair Athena Coustenis receives the 2019 IPPW Al Seiff Award

    April 24, 2019

    On 16 April 2019, and in frame of the International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW), ESSC Chair Athena Coustenis received the 2019 IPPW Al Seiff Award.                                                Dr. Coustenis was awarded the 2019 IPPW Al Seiff Award on account of "[her] career contributions to the advancement of outer solar system science,… Read more

  • 2019 International Symposium on Lunar and Deep Space Exploration, 17-19 April 2019 in Beijing

    April 23, 2019

              On 17-19 April 2019, the ESSC Chair attended the 2019 International Symposium on Lunar and Deep Space Exploration and gave a presentation on the "Perspectives of the Scientific Community on the European Space Program" where she described the European opportunities for scientific research and investigations in space in many different fields. She… Read more

  • ESSC attends the NAS/SSB Space Science Week (26-28 March 2019) in Washington DC

    April 23, 2019

    Several members of the ESSC attended the NAS/SSB Space Science Week on 26-28 March 2019.        Besides the plenary sessions, Athena Coustenis, Dominique Langevin, Hermann Opgenoorth and Sindy Sterckx, along with ESSC Secretary Nicolas Walter and ESF CEO Jean-Claude Worms, interacted with SSB colleagues and made presentations at the SSB standing… Read more

  • ESSC mourns the loss of past member Jordi Torra

    March 04, 2019

    The European Space Sciences Committee members and secretariat are deeply saddened by the passing away of one of its past members, Jordi Torra. credit: Universitat de Barcelona Through his involvement in the Hipparcos and GAIA missions, Jordi had been a key contributor to the field of Astrometry in Spain and in Europe. He was also very active in many… Read more