The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC), the Expert Committee on Space Sciences of the European Science Foundation (ESF), is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Chris Rapley as its new incoming Chair.
ESSC participation in EC Workshop on Education and Skills in the field of Space and EU -funded research
The ESSC committee was represented on the 21st of April, by Professor Hermann Opgenoorth, in an EC organised “Workshop on Education and Skills in the field of Space and EU -funded research”, in preparation for the upcoming Horizon Europe framework programme.
The ESSC met with representatives from the European Commission in Brussels on 30 January 2020. The interaction was very positive.
ESSC attends the ESA Advisory Committee on Earth Observations (ACEO) Meeting (29-30 October 2019) at ESRIN
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.
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 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.
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.
How can Europe explore further, understand more and prepare better for adverse Space Weather effects?
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.
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.
Several members of the ESSC attended the NAS/SSB Space Science Week on 26-28 March 2019.