Saturday, November 17, 2012

Horizon 2020 Space

Round table on the Horizon 2020 space programme at the 2nd FP7 Space Conference in Larnaca, Cyprus

My expectations from the Horizon 2020 space programme overall:
- Continue support for coordinated space-data exploitation, which did not exist at European level before FP7 and before the establishment of the European Space Policy in 2007.
- Continue support for international collaboration.
- Raise space awareness among citizens.

My suggestions for the support of specific space related topics:
- Development of critical technologies for space exploration and for European non-dependence in space.
- Comprehensive understanding of the consequences of solar variability on planetary magnetospheres / ionospheres / atmospheres and in particular on Geospace and specific space weather products corresponding to needs of our space infrastructure and related services.
- Search for habitable planets outside our solar system.
- Development of hyperspectral imaging technology.

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