The aim is for this space web portal to become the main reference and entry point for European citizens and professionals interested in space research activities. The call has two main incremental goals:
The space portal should act as a platform to access appropriate information on research projects leading to personalised networks of projects with common interests. It should be complementary to initiatives of NCP networks. The proposal should present a realistic plan for the sustained operations of the portal after the end of the EU-funded project period.
The Commission considers that one proposal requesting a contribution from the EU in the range of EUR 0.5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
Provide a one stop-shop user-friendly and visually appealing knowledge oriented project (single space web portal) for space research in Europe to act as archive and outreach tool of research institutionally funded and promote European results and publications towards professionals and citizens alike.
The centralisation of projects will allow the easy search for projects that fall under a particular domain, cluster or theme and serve as archive from a scientific and technological angle. It will also allow to identify potential partners and showcase European results and publications. It would also provide European citizens and professionals with a single entry point for space research activities related information.