• 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

  • Women's Forum Global Meeting 2018

    November 19, 2018

    The ESSC Chair was invited through ESA to attend the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2018,  Paris, France 14-16 November 2018, where Diversity but also Climate Change, STEM, clean energy, health and other important matters, very much relevant also to space, were addressed and discussed. In particular at that Forum, on Friday, 16 November, took place a… Read more

  • ESSC Chair attends the United Nations High Level Forum

    November 13, 2018

    ESSC Chair, Dr. Athena Coustenis has been invited to give a talk at the United Nations High Level Forum which is taking place between 13-16 November in Bonn, Germany. HLF 2018 aims to serve as a platform for providing updates and recommendations on the potential of space innovations to address new and emerging sustainable development challenges, building… Read more

  • ESSC member, Prof. Hermann J Opgenoorth, awarded the Baron Marcel Nicolet Space Weather Medal 2018

    November 13, 2018

    Prof. Hermann J Opgenoorth was awarded the Baron Marcel Nicolet medal for his efforts in the international coordination of Space Weather. The medal ceremony was held during the 15th European Space Weather Week in Leuven (Belgium) on 5 November 2018. There are three international space weather and space climate medals which are awarded every year to… Read more

  • European Science Foundation’s European Space Sciences Committee welcomes decisions taken at ESA Inter-Ministerial Council meeting 2018

    November 12, 2018

    The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) – the independent expert committee on space sciences of the European Science Foundation (ESF) – welcomes the outcome from the recent ESA Inter-Ministerial Council meeting that took place in Madrid, Spain on 25 October 2018, under the chairmanship of Mr Pedro Duque, Spanish Minister responsible for space. The ESSC… Read more

  • ESSC Chair meets the ACAE President in Bremen

    November 07, 2018

    The ESSC Chair, Dr. Athena Coustenis and the ESSC member, Dr. Alexandr Chouker met the president of the Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space (ACAE), Mr Carlos Enrique Alvarado, to discuss a potential collaboration between ESSC and ACAE. Read more

  • ESSC Chair appointed HESAC Chairperson

    October 26, 2018

    The Chair of the ESSC, Dr. Athena Coustenis, has been appointed as the Chair of ESA’s Human Spaceflight and Exploration Science Advisory Committee (HESAC) – the senior advisory body to ESA’s Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration. ESSC’s member Sarah Baatout was also invited to join the committee. The HESAC Committee met for the first time… Read more