Conference Looks at Space Cooperation Horizon

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1/30/2012 5:44 PM
Category: Sci-Tech

An international conference devoted to putting the three Baltic nations and Poland more firmly on the map of European space industry will take place in Tallinn from February 2 to 3.

The conference will also summarize the results of the EU-funded two-year NordicBalticSat project, which focused on utilizing the emerging industry potential of the region in satellite remote sensing and related fields.

Speaker of Parliament Ene Ergma and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Ahti Kuningas will both be delivering opening speeches of the two-day event titled Broadening The Base of Europe’s Space Community.

The stage will also be taken by a number of leading experts in the space field, such as Reinhard Schulte-Braucks, head of the Space Research and Development Unit of the European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, Vidmantas Tomkus, director of the Lithuanian Space Association and Walter Peeters, a professor at the International Space University in Strasbourg.

Enterprise Estonia is currently acting as the representative body of the European Space Agency, coordinating 12 space projects initiated by research organizations or private companies.

This year Estonia will also be granted full membership of the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) making it possible for Estonian institutions to participate in the agency's tenders.


 Ingrid Teesalu

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