Studies & Publications
ESSC Studies & Publications
With the emergence of a new space era, private companies as well as space agencies are finding new ways of exploiting space and providing new, innovative services. Read the ESSC statement on commercialization of space.
Explore 9 articles from the topical collection Ocean Worlds, published at Space Science Reviews. Including, the Habitability and Future Exploration of Ocean Worlds, Key Technologies and Instrumentation for Subsurface Exploration, Ice-Ocean Exchange Processes, and many more.
ESSC presentation on EC organised workshop for Education and Skills in the field of Space and EU - Funded Research on 21/04/2020.
Societal dependence on, and commercial and scientific exploitation of Earth-Oriented remote sensing from satellites is growing at an exponential rate. The comprehensive EU Copernicus programme provides a major contribution to the global effort, but even so, to achieve the necessary global and temporal coverage requires synergistic cooperation and associated interoperability of the Worlds sensors.
Read the paper on the European Cal/Val service for earth observation.
The ESSC notes the failure of COP25 in meeting the expectations for a global, fast and effective action to deal with climate change andurges all the nations to continue their negotiations and to act upon the overwhelming scientific evidence that urgent measures are needed to safeguard our planet for the next generations.
The European Space Sciences Committee acknowledge the value of the Space19+ science programme's proposals submitted by the European Space Agency at the Ministerial Council 2019 and strongly encourage subscription by its Member States.
In preparation for the 2019 ESA Council at Ministerial Level, the European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) of the European Science Foundation (ESF) wishes, as in the past, to convey a number of recommendations to the European Space Agency (ESA) and its Member States, but also to other European actors and stakeholders relevant to space scientific programmes, like the European Commission (EC).
Over the last 10-20 years there has been an ever-increasing international awareness of risks to modern society from adverse and potentially harmful – and in extreme cases even disastrous– space weather events. This reports gives recommendations in six relevant areas to space weather.
SCH-ESSC Position Paper: Humans in Outer Space Interdisciplinary Odysseys
ESSC-ESF Position Paper: Scientific Evaluation and Future Priorities of ESA’s ELIPS Programme
Report from the Sasbachwalden Workshops, February 2008
ESSC-ESF Position Paper: Science-Driven Scenario for Space Exploration
Report from the European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC)
ESSC-ESF Recommendations: Scientific Perspectives for ESA’s Future Programme in Life and Physical sciences in Space
ESSC-ESF Position paper: Recommendations to Ministers of ESA Member States – Future of Europe in Space Research