2nd International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science & Technology

15 May 20 May

SCOPE

The 2nd International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science & Technology, organized by The Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) in collaboration with The European Space Agency (ESA), will bring together leading specialists from research companies from all over the world, including invited experts for providing general lecturers. 

Presentations at the Conference, paper reports and interactive discussions cover different aspects of high-speed aerial and space vehicles development including fundamental researches and technical solutions in aerodynamics, flight dynamics, operations, materials and structures.

Conference topics cover High-Speed Missions and Vehicles, Propulsion Systems and Components, Thermal, Energy and Management Systems, Guidance & Control Systems, Materials and Structures, High-Speed Aerodynamics and Aerothermodynamics, Testing & Evaluation, Operation and Environment, Hypersonic Fundamentals and History.

Early registration will be possible from Sunday the 15th of May. Technical visits are planned the day after the conference on the 20th of May 2022.

ORGANISED BY

The Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) in collaboration with The European Space Agency (ESA)

Register here.

European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting

28 June 2021 2 July 2021

Virtual Event

The EAS Annual Meeting (formerly known as EWASS, and earlier JENAM) has more than 25 years of tradition and it has imposed itself as the largest conference for European astronomy. In addition to plenary sessions and the award of prestigious prizes, the conference hosts many symposia held in parallel, as well as special sessions and meetings.

The EAS, often together with one of its affiliated societies, organises its annual meeting to enhance its links with national communities, to broaden connections between individual members and to promote European networks

Euro Nano Forum 2021

21 June 2021 All day

The EuroNanoForum 2021 is dedicated to he latest developments in nanotechnology & advanced materials and their contribution to European manufacturing across all industries.

The EuroNanoForum 2021 deals with

  • Standards
  • Education
  • IPR and safety issues
  • Regulations
  • Industrial policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Horizon 2020
  • Finance and funding through European
  • Public-private partnership initiatives
  • Smart specialisation

The 6th East African Astronomical Society (EAAS) Workshop

20 May 2021 22 May 2021

Virtual Event

The main objectives of the EAAS workshop are to promote and enhance the development of Astronomy in East Africa region, to create a platform in networking young and senior scientific communities so as to share their research findings as well as experiences. Consequently, the workshop provides an opportunity to establish regional and international collaboration in research, supervision and teaching of astronomy across the region.

STATEMENT BY THE EIC ADVISORY BOARD AND THE ERC SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

STATEMENT BY THE EIC ADVISORY BOARD AND THE ERC SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

A joint statement was issued on 18.05.2021 by the EIC Advisory Board and the ERC Scientific Council, which can be found on the European Research Council website.

“The societal benefits of successful research and innovation are so high that public investment in this sector remains essential for the future of our society. At the European level, this was recognised in 2007 with the establishment of the European Research Council (ERC) to fund the highest quality curiosity-driven research, and in 2021 with the founding of the European Innovation Council (EIC) to support ground-breaking innovations. Both institutions aim to nurture the best talent in research and in innovation. Their presence under the same framework programme, Horizon Europe, recognises that many ERC researchers are also innovators and many EIC innovators also are researchers.”

European Humanities Conference

5 May 2021 @ 9:00 am 7 May 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Following the World Conference in August 2017 in Liège, and in response to its final document of recommendations, ratified by the UNESCO General Conference in November of the same year, several regional conferences have been prepared in the various continents and several new international programs are being implemented.

In what concerns new programmes, three projects (a World Humanities Report, a Global History of Humanity and a project of Arts and Society) are underway, in addition to the creation of several new humanities chairs within the framework of the CIPSH and UNESCO, which have established and consolidated important international research networks. Meanwhile, also two new programs are being prepared, on the interfaces of Humanities with Arts and Technologies, and on the financing and sustainability of the Humanities, respectively.

Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defense and space industries

Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defense and space industries

On 13 April, the ITRE had a presentation by the Commission on the Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defense and space industries, which aims to further enhance and shape these interfaces to the maximum extent.

During the ITRE committee meeting, the Commission presented the action plan that is built upon three overall objectives:

  • enhancing complementarity between relevant EU programmes (synergies)
  • promoting EU funding for research and development on defense and space for the economy at large
  • facilitating the use of civil industry research achievements and civil-driven innovation in European defense cooperation projects

To this end, the Commission proposes the launch of three flagship projects as possible game-changers:

  • EU drone technologies
  • EU space-based global secure communications system
  • Space Traffic Management

Action Plan

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2 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones sold until today

2 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones sold until today

The Galileo programme has reached an important milestone, with an estimated 2 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones sold until today. The first Galileo-enabled smartphone hits the market in 2016 and since then has expanded rapidly.

GSA Guerric Pont, Acting Head of Galileo Services Department said: “2 billion smartphones sold is a remarkable achievement, and bears testimony to the fact that the market understands and appreciates the added value that Galileo brings in terms of availability, robustness and reliability’’.

More information here

Training Webinars

Training Webinars

1. How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe (Webinar on 24 March 2021): Link: Recorded Session

2. A successful proposal for Horizon Europe: Scientific-technical excellence is key, but don’t forget the other aspects (Webinar on 21 April 2021): Registration here  This webinar is a continuation of the session on “How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe”, held on the 24th March 2021. It provides additional details on the preparation of a proposal for Horizon Europe, like open science, gender dimension or dissemination, exploitation and communication aspects.

3. Other specialised webinars for participants will be announced in the news section of the F&T Portal

Establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme

Establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme

RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Union Space Programme and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme and repealing Regulations (EU)

Rapporteurs
Date appointed
Massimiliano Salini
12.6.2018

Newsletter

More information here

Introducing ESA Agenda 2025

Introducing ESA Agenda 2025

ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher has worked with the Member States to define new priorities and goals for ESA for the coming years.

ESA Agenda 2025 outlines the challenges ahead but also for the longer term in maintaining and growing Europe’s role in the space economy.

Main priorities:    

  • Strengthen ESA – EU relations  
  • Boost commercialization for a green and digital Europe  
  • Strengthen space for safety and security  
  • Address programme challenges  Complete the ESA transformation

More information here

European Ways Forward for Space Traffic Management

European Ways Forward for Space Traffic Management

SPACEWAYS intends to create a common understanding of the guidelines and standards necessary to develop a Space Traffic Management concept for the European Union.  The 18-month program aims to analyse the policy, legal and economic context of STM.

SPACEWAYS intends to provide guidelines to support European policy making thereupon.

SPACEWAYS will identify stakeholders and users’ needs by associating them with the project through a networking platform.

Moreover, specific attention will be devoted to mega constellation management, on-orbit operations or launch and re-entry future  activities.

More information here

Conference on the future of Europe – campaign materials

Conference on the future of Europe – campaign materials

The Conference on the Future of Europe is a chance for all Europeans to make their voices heard. Use the recommended tools and get involved in shaping the EU’s future.

The EU is looking for your ideas on what Europe’s future should look like as part of its Conference on the Future of Europe initiative.

More information here

European Health and Digital Executive Agency

The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) manages European programmes and initiatives on behalf of the European Commission, and it works closely together with its parent Directorate-Generals such as DG CNECT, DEFIS, GROW, RTD.

The HaDEA addresses the European Commission’s ambition to help rebuild a post-COVID-19 Europe at its heart, which will be greener, more digital, more resilient and better fit for the current and forthcoming challenges.

The expected total budget managed by the HaDEA will amount to over €20 billion over the 7 years period of the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework.

More information here

POLINSAR 2021 – 10th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry

26 April 2021 30 April 2021

Online Event

The Workshops will bring together:

  • ESA Principal Investigators, scientists and students working in the field of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry;
  • Biomass science network;
  • Users of data from current and future SAR missions like SENTINEL-1, BIOMASS, ALOS-2, RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), NOVASAR-S, SAOCOM;
  • Representatives from National, European and International space and value adding industry.

Abstract submission open until 16 March 2021.