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January 22, 2018

London , United Kingdom
Monday January 22, 2018 — Wednesday January 24, 2018

January 23, 2018

Brussels , Belgium
Tuesday January 23, 2018 — Wednesday January 24, 2018

January 25, 2018

January 29, 2018

Tel Aviv, Israel ,
Monday January 29, 2018 — Tuesday January 30, 2018

January 31, 2018

Glasgow , United Kingdom
Wednesday January 31, 2018 — Friday February 2, 2018

February 05, 2018

Brussels , Belgium
Monday February 5, 2018

Denver, Colorado , USA
Monday February 5, 2018 — Wednesday February 7, 2018

February 06, 2018

Tuesday February 6, 2018 — Wednesday February 7, 2018

February 08, 2018

Lisbon , Portugal
Thursday February 8, 2018 — Friday February 9, 2018

February 13, 2018

Rotterdam , Netherlands
Tuesday February 13, 2018 — Thursday February 15, 2018

February 27, 2018

Frascati , Italy
Tuesday February 27, 2018 — Thursday March 1, 2018

Frascati , Italy
Tuesday February 27, 2018 — Thursday March 1, 2018

March 06, 2018

Ghent , Belgium
Tuesday March 6, 2018

Wellington, New Zealand ,
Tuesday March 6, 2018 — Wednesday March 7, 2018

March 17, 2018

Funchal, Madeira , Portugal
Saturday March 17, 2018 — Monday March 19, 2018
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Science for the people

It??s good to see India finally decide on setting up an Earth Commission: a panel of meteorologists, geo-physicists, oceanographers, atmospheric and space scientists to study and understand the dynamics of the monsoon. (Credits The Hindustantimes)

Preparation of the Competitiveness Council of Ministers, Brussels, 28th /29th November 2005

The EU Competitiveness Council will meet in Brussels on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th November starting at 10.00 on Monday under the chairmanship of, the Alan Johnson, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. The European Commission will be represented by Vice President G¬?nter Verheugen, responsible for Enterprise and Industry, Charlie McCreevy, Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, Stravos Dimas, Commissioner for Environment and Janez Poto_nik, Commissioner for Science and Research. (Credits Europa Rapid press release)

Technical support offered to SMEs

EC and ESA have recently signed a contract launching on 1 November 2005 the experts network called SINEQUANET (Space Intelligence, Engineering and Quality Network). This was made possible thanks to the use of the EC ?± ESA Framework Agreement signed in 2003. (Credits Europa)

GMES User Workshops on pilot services

The European Commission has recently conducted a series of user workshops to define initial Europe-wide pilot services within the GMES (Global monitoring for Environment and Security) initiative. The three events on Land, Marine and Crisis/Emergency services attracted a well represented user European community, underlining the will to have a first set of services operational by 2008, as requested by the Council of the Member States. (Credits Europa)

¨£74 million satellite deal

SPACE scientists in Stevenage will have the lion's share of the work building three satellites for the European Space Agency's Swarm Mission.(Credits The Comet)

VEGA consortium wins ?—2.2M contract from ESA for ADM Aeolus space mission

VEGA Group PLC (VEGA), an independent Programme and System Assurance company, has been awarded a ?—2.2 million contract by the European Space Agency, to build and deliver the Core Payload Data Segment for the ADM-Aeolus mission. (Credits Vega)

EADS Astrium selected for geomagnetic satellite

EADS Astrium has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop and build three satellites for the Swarm mission which will investigate the earth's geomagnetic field and give precise "views" inside the Earth.(Credits EADS)

Installation of Weather Data Receiving Stations in Africa-PUMA project

Alcatel Alenia Space has finished the installation of 51 weather data receiving stations in Africa, linking 47 countries to the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) weather satellite.(Credits Alcatel Alenia Space)

The British National Space Centre and DMC join the International Charter

In London on Tuesday, the British National Space Centre (BNSC) formally became a Partner Agency of the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' on behalf of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) Consortium.(Credits ESA)

Space standards

To stimulate user-friendly systems, and as an element of its European Space Programme, the Commission has prepared a mandate for the key European standardisation authorities, that they establish standards to improve the end-to-end performance of European space systems, and aid their interconnection to other transmission technologies aimed for the end-user. (Credits Europa)

Global Monitoring for Environment and Security: First concrete steps

On the 10th of November, the European Commission adopted a new Communication on Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): From concept to reality. This Communication that will be on the agenda of the next European Space Council, plans to introduce the first three earth observation services: emergency management, land monitoring and marine services. After GALILEO, the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) has become the second EU flagship in space policy. (Credits Europa)

GAF Awarded Stage 2 of GMES Service Element for Forest Monitoring

Leading Role for GAF in European Space Agency (ESA) GMES Programme for Forest Monitoring. (Credits GAF)

International Council for Science: natural disaster mitigation initiative

Recognising that scientific research has 'not lived up to its full potential in addressing some of society's most pressing concerns', the International Council for Science (ICSU) has announced a strategic plan to strengthen science for the benefit of society. (Credits Cordis)

Infoterra completes height data capture of London

Infoterra, a world leader in the provision of geographic information products and services, today announces the availability of new elevation data of the City of London and the surrounding areas out to the M25.(Credits Infoterra Ltd)

Implementing European Space Policy: Key ESA/EC agreement on EO data

An agreement on space-based information services and access to, and provision of, Earth Observation data was signed by ESA and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The signature took place at ESRIN, the ESA Earth Observation Centre in Frascati, Italy.(Credits ESA)

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