Feeds

Coming up: Space Week

Spaced in

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

This Saturday, politicians, astronauts and sundry space experts will mark the beginning of Earth and Space Week in Europe.

Organised by the European Commission and the European Space Agency, the week centres around three main events: the third Earth Observation Summit, a free exhibition aimed at raising public awareness of Earth and Space and an international conference on cooperation in space.

The Earth Observation Summit began in 2003 as a world forum to share scientific data about our planet and to influence and inform policy.

Ministers are expected to formally approve a ten-year implementation plan for a Global Earth Observation System of Systems at next week's summit in Brussels.

Events will actually kick off today (Wednesday) when Commissioner Janez Potocnik inaugurates the Earth Space Sphere. This is a 20m diameter screen that will display images of our planet, the solar system and the rest of the universe, from tonight, until Space Week ends on 20 February.

On 11 February, Prince Philippe of Belgium, Commissioner Günter Verheugen and Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA's director general, open the Earth and Space exhibition, and will then present prizes to the winners of a pan-European children's competition to design a flag for Earth.

More here. ®

Related stories

PPARC sets up Mars committee
Swift observatory sends back stunning test shot
MIT boffins moot space leotard

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

More from The Register

next story
LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!
Spanish launch goes titsup, we're off to the US of A
Gigantic toothless 'DRAGONS' dominated Earth's early skies
Gummy pterosaurs outlived toothy competitors
'Leccy racer whacks petrols in Oz race
ELMOFO rakes in two wins in sanctioned race
Boffins ID freakish spine-smothered prehistoric critter: The CLAW gave it away
Bizarre-looking creature actually related to velvet worms
CRR-CRRRK, beep, beep: Mars space truck backs out of slippery sand trap
Curiosity finds new drilling target after course correction
Astronomers scramble for obs on new comet
Amateur gets fifth confirmed discovery
Boffins build CYBORG-MOTHRA but not for evil: For search & rescue
This tiny bio-bot will chew through your clothes then save your life
Vulture 2 takes a battering in 100km/h test run
Still in one piece, but we're going to need MORE POWER
What does a flashmob of 1,024 robots look like? Just like this
Sorry, Harvard, did you say kilobots or KILLER BOTS?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?