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3rd ESA Changing Earth Science Network Workshop

25 March 2013

ESA is pleased to announce that the 3rd ESA Changing Earth Science Network Workshop , will take place 25-26 March 2013 at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

Information on the workshop can be found HERE.

Background to the Workshop

ESA's EO Science Strategy

In 2006, the European Space Agency published The Changing Earth: New Scientific Challenges for ESA's Living Planet Programme as the main driver of ESA's new EO science strategy. The document outlines 25 major scientific challenges covering all the various aspects of the Earth System (Oceans, Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Land and Solid Earth), where EO technology and ESA missions may provide a key contribution.

Within this framework, and responding to a request from ESAC (Earth Science Advisory Committee) to enhance the ESA scientific support for the achievement of these challenges, the Agency has established The Changing Earth Science Network, one of the main programmatic components of the new Support To Science Element (STSE, of the Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP).


The Changing Earth Science Network aims at supporting young scientists in ESA Member States to undertake leading edge research activities specifically contributing to the achievement of the new scientific challenges of the Living Planet Programme by maximising the use of ESA EO assets (

ESA offers to support the new generation of Earth Scientists starting their careers in the different fields of Earth System Science where space observations may contribute. Each call supports about 10 research projects for a period of two years proposed and implemented by young researchers at post-doctoral level.

In this context, the initiative aims at:

The Changing Earth Science Projects

The first two calls for projects in 2008 and in 2010 under the Changing Earth Science Network resulted in the selection of 21 projects. A third call for projects resulted in a further selection of 9 projects. The total 30 projects cover the five identified thematic areas (Oceans, Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Land and Solid Earth).

The selection process is based on scientific merit of the individual proposals and their contribution to address the 25 challenges posed by ESA's Changing Earth EO Science Strategy.


In November 2009 and October 2011, the scientists of the first two calls gathered in Frascati, Italy, at ESRIN establishment, for the 1st and 2nd "ESA Changing Earth Science Network Workshop", to present major findings and results.

The "3rd ESA Changing Earth Science Network Workshop", again to be held in Frascati, Italy, at ESRIN establishment, will focus on the final results of the second call of projects and project overviews of the third generation of scientists belonging to the network.


Please click HERE. to register for the workshop. Please note that, due to limited seats availabilty, the attendance is limited to 50 people which will be selected on a first come-first served basis.


Please click HERE to download the hotel form.


Please click HERE to download the last SciNet brochure.


Meeting Room James Cook (Building 1)
Via Galileo Galilei
00044 Frascati (RM)


ESA Conference Bureau
Via Galileo Galilei
00044 Frascati (RM
T: +39 06 94180 912
F: +39 06 94180 902


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