Date: January 15, 2008
Location: ESTEC, Newton
- Presentation of and consultation on the new ESA, Integrated Application Promotion (IAP) initiative
- Offer platform/forum for interaction/dialog on integrated applications
space and non-space industry, service providers, institutions, etc.
ESA Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) initiative:
The purpose of this information day is to introduce the concept and the content of an Integrated Application Promotion programme (IAP) and to describe the procedure that ESA will follow to implement the preparation of the IAP. The aim of this initiative is to promote the development of Integrated Applications using a combination of space capabilities and delivering new services to citizens.
In this context, an “Integrated Application” for a particular user group is a user-driven service delivering, on a routine basis, high quality and innovative information products, generated through the combined utilisation of space and non-space technologies. Routine services require sustainability which necessitates partners able to take over responsibility for delivering the service beyond the promotion phase. Then partners of ESA must be identified as early as possible in the overall process.
Initial consultations with potential user organisations and with ESA Programme Directorates have led to the identification of a number of Themes as possible early candidates to take part in the IAP. Some of these themes are completely new (e.g. flight safety in relation to bird migration). Others will be based on existing projects and expand their scope (e.g. the MARISS maritime security project developed within the context of a GMES service). The Themes under current consideration can be broadly categorised as “Space for Safety”, “Space for Health”, “Space for Energy”, and “Space for Development”. The process includes the following objectives
Promote new applications based on the integration of data generated by several systems, space based and non-space based.
Set up a systematic transversal approach in order to integrate various space assets for a dedicated solution to address challenges in e.g. safety, health, natural resources, etc. Additionally, to address the cross links between “Climate and Health”, “Climate and Energy” etc.
Develop a user-driven approach and new partnership for the development of new services and information system (incubator of new services).
Promote the awareness of the space capability for new user communities and establish new partnership models.