Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure launches New Era of
Planetary Collaboration in Europe
ISSI is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be a part of a €9.95 million project to integrate and support planetary science activities across Europe. The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654208 and will run for four years until August 2019. The project is led by the Open University, UK, and has 34 beneficiary institutions from 19 European countries. ISSI is presently the only Swiss institute participating in this project and its funding comes directly from the Swiss Government. Europlanet 2020 RI is addressing key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area.
Applications now open for Alpbach Summer School 2017
This year’s edition of the Alpbach Summer School will focus on “The Dusty Universe". Students have to apply until March 31, 2017 .
"Monitoring the Evolution of Coastal Zones Under Various Forcing Factors Using Space-based Observing Systems”
This paper is an outcome of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Forum on "Monitoring the Evolution of Coastal Zones Under Various Forcing Factors Using Space-based Observing Systems” (http://www.issibern.ch/forum/costzoneevo/) held at ISSI, Bern, Switzerland on 11-12 October 2016 (convened by J. Benveniste, A. Cazenave, N. Champollion, G. Le Cozannet and P. Woodworth)
First Determination of Saturn’s Deformation by Tides
Using several thousand images of Saturn’s moons recorded by the Cassini orbiter (NASA/ESA), an ISSI team led by an astronomer of the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Calculation of Ephemerides within the Paris Observatory (Obs. de Paris/CNRS/UPMC/Université Lille 1) has detected small fluctuations in the gravitational field of Saturn. Available online in the journal Icarus, these results follow from a series of extremely detailed investigations undertaken by this team that focus on deepening our understanding of the Saturn ecosystem. This new vision of Saturn’s evolution is also described in the form of an 8-minute movie animation.
Saturn, an ecosysteme par observatoiredeparis
New Agreement of Cooperation between NSSC and ISSI to Continue ISSI-Beijing
Professor Ji WU, director-general of National Space Science Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSSC) and chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Space Science Institute-Beijing (ISSI-BJ), and Professor Rosine Lallement, representative and vice chair of the Board of Trustees of International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, signed a new agreement in October 2015, which confirmed the cooperation of two sides on continuation of ISSI-BJ for at least three more years.
Prof. Ji Wu (NSSC) and Prof. Rosine Lallement (ISSI) signing the agreement of cooperation
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