News & Press Releases

  • European Science Foundation signs agreement to host the Europlanet Society in Strasbourg

    November 14, 2018

    The Europlanet Society was formally established yesterday at an official event in the City Hall of Strasbourg following the announcement made at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 in Berlin. The Europlanet Society is a new membership organisation that aims to promote the advancement of planetary science in Europe and builds on the heritage… Read more

  • ESF’s European Space Sciences Committee welcomes decisions taken at ESA Intermediate Ministerial Council meeting 2018

    November 12, 2018

    The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) – the independent expert committee on space sciences of the European Science Foundation (ESF) – welcomes the outcome from the recent ESA Intermediate Ministerial Council meeting that took place in Madrid, Spain on 25 October 2018, under the chairmanship of Mr Pedro Duque, Spanish Minister responsible for space. … Read more

  • ESSC member, Prof Hermann J Opgenoorth, awarded the Baron Marcel Nicolet Space Weather Medal 2018

    November 07, 2018

    Prof Hermann J Opgenoorth was awarded the Baron Marcel Nicolet medal 2018 for his efforts in the international coordination of Space Weather. The medal ceremony was held during the 15th European Space Weather Week in Leuven (Belgium) on 5 November 2018. There are three international space weather and space climate medals which are awarded every year to… Read more

  • IUMRS Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing

    October 30, 2018

    It is vital to be well informed prior to making important decisions in relation to the management of the scientific effort. Establishing good base-line data will be important for each research domain.  For this reason, ESF is pleased to assist IUMRS in the promotion of this survey.  The International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) has… Read more

  • NuPECC - 30 years in service of European Nuclear Physics

    October 25, 2018

    On 12 and 13 October 2018 the European Science Foundation’s Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC) celebrated 30 years of its existence and activities done in the service of the European Nuclear Physics community. The anniversary coincided with NuPEC’s 93rd plenary meeting, which was hosted by the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D… Read more

  • A Further 330 ESF files available to researchers

    October 08, 2018

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) are pleased to announce that a significant amount of the Foundation’s archival files are now open to the public at the HAEU in Florence. These files cover the period since the creation of the ESF in 1974 until 2005. Transferred from Strasbourg to the HAEU in… Read more

  • Europlanet Society launched at the European Planetary Science Congress 2018

    September 20, 2018

    The Europlanet Society, a new membership organisation to promote the advancement of planetary science in Europe, has been launched today at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 in Berlin. The Society is open to individual and institutional members and builds on the heritage of 15 years of Europlanet projects funded by the European Commission. … Read more

  • Horizon 2020 project, MERIL-2, launches interactive tool mapping research infrastructures in Europe

    September 12, 2018

    The European Commission funded MERIL-2 project (Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape), has introduced a new Data Visualization tool that allows users to discover all of the European research infrastructures (RI) in the MERIL database interactively. With the new tool, users can quickly see and explore data on the European research… Read more

  • ESF signs Memorandum of Understanding with NFEC in Korea to formalize collaboration agreement in the field of Research Infrastructures

    August 24, 2018

    On 23 August 2018 the European Science Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Research Facilities and Equipment Center (NFEC), based at the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), at the ESF headquarters in Strasbourg (France).  With this signature both organisations seal their partnership and strengthen their collaboration in the… Read more

  • What is new with MERIL?

    July 24, 2018

    The MERIL team has been quite active in the last two months, travelling around Europe to present the project and to foster further discussions with the RI community and stakeholders. Interoperability workshop in Athens On 25 and 26 June 2018 the MERIL team organised a workshop hosted by EKT in Athens (Greece) to discuss interoperability challenges and… Read more