24 April 2009. ESPI was invited to give two presentations and co-convene and chair a session at the 2009 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly held in Vienna.
ESPI has been again present at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, the leading conference in the field of geosciences in Europe. This event brings together about 8000 geoscientists from Europe and all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. For the second year in a row ESPI Research Fellow Nicolas Peter was involved in the EGU activities.
Nicolas Peter made an invited oral presentation at in the session “Geosciences in space” on “The evolving context of Earth observation activities in Europe” (presentation download here) on Monday 20 April 2009. This presentation aimed to provide insights on the changing context of Earth observation in Europe. About fifty scientists from around the world attended the presentation and the session. The convener for this event was Tuija Pulkkinen, President of the EGU and research professor in space physics at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki.
Nicolas Peter gave also a presentation on “Future perspectives on space exploration and options for Europe” (download here) in the session “Exploring the Solar System: Missions and Techniques and a stakeholder approach” held on Friday 24 April 2009. The results of the ESPI study on space exploration (download here) were presented to frame the overall discussions on the policy sub-session. Nicolas Peter was also co-convenor of the overall session that had 18 presentations foreseen and chaired the policy sub-session on the stakeholders approach. This sub-session was followed by interesting and stimulating debates.