(REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED) - In line with the World Expo 2010 theme 'Better cities, better life', this conference will focus on how space research furthers enhanced climate monitoring and better air quality, contributing to the development of better and more sustainable cities.
Possibilities for enhancing EU-China space research cooperation in Earth Observation and space science following the foreseen publication on 30 July 2010 of the 4th call for proposals under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme will also be explored.
Space is full of endless possibilities. As a major space power, the European Union supports research that takes on global challenges for sustainable development.
Europe is home to a large, hi-tech aerospace industry that supplies a significant part of the world's commercial requirements for satellite manufacture, launch and services, and the European Union is devoting important research funds to space research activities.
International cooperation is paramount for such research. In the past, EU space research projects have successfully brought Chinese and European scientists together; the conference will explore new opportunities for further enhancing this positive record.
Friday 2 July 10:30-17:30, Auditorium room, EU pavilion, Expo 2010, Shanghai
- 07.30 - Breakfast and registration at Westin Bund Hotel, Bund Center, 88 Henan Central Road Shanghai
- 08.30 - Bus from the Westin Bund Hotel to the EU Expo 2010 pavilion
- 10.00 - Screening of the EUtube video "Let's embrace space"
- Key note
- 10.30 - Coffee break
- 11.00 - Space research projects for better environment
Moderator: Mr. Reinhard Schulte-Braucks, Head of Space Research and Development, European Commission
- Dr. Peng Zhang, National Satellite Meteorological Center, China Meteorological Administration (AMFIC - Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting in China – project partner)
On the AMFIC project, its results (air quality forecasts for cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenyang), and the experience of China-EU space research cooperation
- Prof. Ming-Xia He, Honorary Director of Ocean Remote Sensing Institute, OUC, Director of National Laboratory for Ocean Remote Sensing of MOE, China (DRAGONNESS - DRAGON in support of harmonizing European & Chinese marine monitoring for Environment & Security – project partner)
On the DRAGONESS project, its results (monitoring of the marine environment in the South China Sea), and the experience of China-EU space research cooperation
- Prof. Shilong Piao, Peking University, Beijing, and Philippe Ciais, Le Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement (LSCE) (CARBONES - 30-year re-analysis of CARBON fluxes and pools over Europe and the Globe – project partner)
On the new CARBONES project, its goals (improving existing climate models), and the experience of China-EU space research cooperation
- 12.30 - EU Space Research funding possibilities
Mr. Reinhard Schulte-Braucks, Head of Space Research and Development, European Commission
On new opportunities for EU-China space research cooperation in Earth Observation and space science following the foreseen publication of the 4th call for proposals under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme on 30 July 2010
- 13.00 - Lunch buffet in EU Expo pavilion
- 14.00 - Speaker roundtable and audience discussion: International space cooperation and research
Moderator: Mr. Tobias Skovbjerg Gräs, Space Research Communication, European Commission
On future perspectives for enhanced EU-China space research cooperation
- 14.45 - Visit to the EU pavilion permanent exhibition
- 15.15 - Transfer by boat to the Puxi EXPO site
- 16.00 - Visit to the China Home Space Pavilion (TBC)
- 17.00 - Transfer by boat and foot to visit the Dutch pavilion to see exhibited AMFIC atmosphere forecasts for Shanghai
- 18.30 - 'Informance' show offered by the Slovenian pavilion on the theme of spatial conquest
- 19.15 - Cocktail in EU pavilion
The "informans" artists Dragan Zivadinov, Dunja Zupancic and Miha Tursic will present works of Herman Porocnik Noordung, mainly his book "The Problem of Space Travel" through 50 coordinates introduced by the artists.
Participants are responsible for their own travel to Shanghai, and accommodation in Shanghai. DG Enterprise and Industry does not cover any travel and accommodation costs for participants at this thematic event. Participants from outside China may need to obtain a visa. Please consult the website of your Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information on visa issues. A negotiated rate for accommodation at the Shanghai Westin Bund Hotel has been secured for a limited number of places. For more information and booking, please visit: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/EUshanghaiexpo