29 February 2012, Brussels, Belgium
As part of the European project REStARTS, four European Research Establishments in aeronautics have developed a set of educational materials for teachers and students of primary and secondary schools. The tools developed for teachers to use in the classroom are directly related to aspects of research in aeronautics.
This afternoon will be an opportunity to demonstrate the developments resulting from a close collaboration between the world of research and education.
28-29 February 2012, Langen, Germany
The WakeNet3-Europe initiative promotes multidisciplinary exchange between scientific and operational specialists in the field of wake vortex turbulence. It is also working on how to ensure air transport safety with regard to wake vortex encounters despite increasing air traffic density and increasing diversity of the operational aircraft fleet.
After almost four years of intense activities of the WakeNet3-Europe team the 4th Major and Final Workshop “Wake Turbulence in Current Operations and Beyond” will be used to discuss recent achievements and remaining research needs in the field of wake turbulence.
15 February 2012, PARIS
This event is intended for anyone interested in the research topics addressed by the project: aeronautics, PLC-related technologies, EMC, etc. We are expecting attendees from industry (mostly aeronautics, but also automotive, railways, etc.), universities, research centres and SMEs.
In addition to presentations on PLC and PoD consideration in aircraft environment, project methodology, network measurements and modeling, modem development, safety issues, V&V approach, project outcomes there will be an exhibition and demonstration of a cabin mock-up, with a cabin lighting system using PLC technology
9-10 February 2012, Brussels
Diabetes - a ticking time bomb
Diabetes causes severe health complications and is the fifth leading cause of death world-wide. The number of persons suffering from the "type 2" form of this disease is set to rise to some 900 million globally by 2030, with devastating health and economic implications. To counter this sinister scenario, increasing attention is given to research into the environmental and genetic risk factors for diabetes and obesity in specific populations.
9-10 February 2012, Barcelona
Designed around the theme of Research and Social Innovation the next edition of the EFC Research Forum's Stakeholders' Conference will feature plenary sessions and parallel discussions exploring:
• The potential for foundations to spearhead socially innovative research
• The impact of social media and networks on research and social innovation
• Open Access and the challenge of quality assurance
• Public participation in science: new modes of interaction