Space in FP7 – NEW

The aim of the Space theme under FP7 was to support a European Space Programme focusing on applications such as “Global monitoring for environment and security” (GMES) with benefits for citizens and for the competitiveness of the European space industry. The EU Member States have earmarked more than € 1.4 billion for funding this theme over the duration of FP7.

Emphasis was given to the following activities:

  • Space-based applications serving European society – developing satellite observation systems and the GMES services for the management of the environment, security, agriculture, forestry and meteorology, civil protection and risk management;
  • Exploration of space – provision of support for collaborative initiatives between ESA or national space agencies, as well as coordinating efforts for the development of space-borne telescopes
  • Strengthening Space foundations – support research for long term needs such as space transportation, bio-medicine, life and physical sciences in space.

All under FP7 funded projects, closed or still running, can be found on the CORDIS Website.

Detailed Information you get here:

Cordis – Space in FP7: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/cooperation/space_en.html
EC – FP7: http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/index_en.cfm