SpaceForScience aims to facilitate scientific cooperation in Europe, especially in Southern and Eastern Europe, by providing virtual, collaborative, working and education applications for research institutions, via either fast academic networks or bi-directional satellite links.
To see the SpaceForScience Infrastructure click on the figure on the right.
There are two key elements to take into consideration when assessing this project:
The aim of the SpaceForScience project is not only to provide tools to develop user collaboration in research and in remote access to education, but also to create a synergy between the research and industry sectors, especially with regards to technology/know how transfers. The first beneficiaries of this project will be the scientific and educational institutes in Europe, mainly from Eastern and South Eastern Europe.
To see the SpaceForScience portal click on the figure on the right.
SpaceForScience uses the latest IP and DVB RCS satellite telecommunication standards, as space technologies are the perfect solution for complementing and extending an IP network infrastructure to provide high speed Internet access to even those located beyond the local, terrestrial DSL network.
SpaceForScience aims to be the catalyst for the early adoption and take up of DVB RCS solutions as components for academic networks and applications. In line with MediaSpace, the purpose of the SpaceForScience project is to provide applications within the scientific field, improving academic networks with another high bandwidth application and means, developing education and scientific activities whilst boosting economical development.
The selection of the user sites has been achieved with a special care for the following general criteria, so as to ensure a maximum level of cooperation and technical relevance of the selection with the project's features and objectives:
The Information Workshop has been organised together with UNESCO, on the 28 and 29th September in UNESCO - Paris France, and represented a fruitful opportunity not only to present the project's objectives, planning and concrete modalities, but also to demonstrate the innovative tools and potentialities of the SpaceForScience system to the Scientific User Communities' representatives.
At this occasion, users were presented with the Usage Protocol allowing them to properly access all the system's functionalities and training sessions that have been organised.