Studies & Publications
ESSC Studies & Publications
Professor Chris Rapley, delivered a 4 min statement to the CM22 delegates, about the observations and recommendations of the ESSC on the ESA science programs.
Report and Recommendations to the European Space Agency Ministerial 2022
The Report is focusing on the scientific Strengths and Opportunities of the ESA proposal package, and have identified its forward-looking Aspirations and Results, whilst offering some Observations and Recommendations.
Position Statement of the ESSC on Commercialization of Space
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.
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Recommendations on fostering European talents in space science and education
ESSC presentation on EC organised workshop for Education and Skills in the field of Space and EU - Funded Research on 21/04/2020.
Towards a European Cal/Val service for earth observation
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.
ESSC statement on COP25 outcome
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.
ESSC-ESF address to the ESA Council at Ministerial level
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.
ESSC-ESF position on the Space 19+ Programmes of ESA
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).
ESSC Contribution, Consultation Horizon Europe - October 2019
The ESSC recommendations for topical issues of relevance for Horizon Europe.
Assessment and recommendations for a consolidated European approach to Space Weather (full)
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.
ESSC-ESF Statement following the ESA Council at Ministerial level 2016
ESSC-ESF Address to the ESA Council at Ministerial Level
ESSC Recommendations to the European Space Agency Ministerial Council 2016
ESSC Summary of Recommendations to the European Space Agency Ministerial Council
ESSC Contribution -Public consultation on a Space Strategy for Europe
ESSC Contribution -H2020 2018-2020 SPACE Work Programme Consultation
Recommendations to the Ministerial Conference of ESA Member States
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 Report: Funding of European Space Sciences
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