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Space research - Developing applications for the benefit of the citizens

Funded under: FP7-SPACE


Space-related applications support a wide range of activities and initiatives at European level, but are also crucial for understanding global issues. In Europe, they are helping to achieve important domestic and international objectives in areas such as transport, agriculture, fisheries, emergency management and humanitarian aid. Their added value has been demonstrated in support of environmental policy and response to climate change. Applications and services based on space research allow the efficient functioning of today's society; satellites deliver live news broadcasts, enable modern navigation systems, provide medium and long term weather forecasts.
Space is a strategic asset, a driver for the Lisbon process aimed at improving citizens' lives and contributing to the knowledge-based society. It is therefore crucial that Europe has a competitive space industry, served by strong and long-term investment in new space technologies, backed up by a firm research environment.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008. various paging, free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: NB-78-09-001-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-11111-2
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