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Monday, 23 November 2015

Mars Exploration Starts on Earth (via ESF)

MASE Project Press Conference – 25 November 2015, DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Köln, Germany -

Source: European Science Foundation



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30 November - 11 December 2015

COP 21 - 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Paris, France

COP21 will be a crucial round of international climate negotiations with the main objective to endorse a legally binding international climate agreement,  under which all Parties would commit to make necessary efforts to keep global warming below 2°C by the end of the century.

DG Research and Innovation, as a member of the European Commission's negotiating task force led by DG CLIMA, will showcase at COP 21 the contribution of research and innovation on climate-related challenges:

  • Climate Services: promoting a flourishing market which delivers added value
  • Strategic Energy Technology (SET-) Plan
  • Decarbonisation pathways: designing the opportunities of the low-carbon economy
  • The Arctic: hotspot of climate change, test case for climate innovation
  • Earth Observation: making GEOSS a reality

Several side events will be organised in the EU pavilion. More details will be soon published on this webpage.

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