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Integrated access to balloon-borne platforms for innovative research and technology

Objective

HEMERA will integrate a large Starting Community in the field of tropospheric and stratospheric balloon-borne research, in order to make existing balloon facilities available to all scientific teams in the EU. The project involves major space agencies dealing with balloon infrastructures, companies operating the balloons, companies providing the necessary technology and scientific experts.

Balloon borne instruments are suitable for a wide range of science fields, such as atmospheric measurements, climate and environment related investigations, astronomy and astrophysics, space instruments validation and testing of new technologies.

The objectives of HEMERA are to:
- Provide better and coordinated balloon access to the troposphere and stratosphere for scientific and technological research
- Attract new users to enlarge the community accessing the balloon infrastructure
- Enlarge the fields of the science and technology research conducted with balloons
- Improve the balloon service offered to scientific and technical users
- Favour standardisation, synergy, complementarities and industrialisation through joint

The infrastructure deals with a wide range of mission characteristics including altitude, flight duration, instrument mass and volume. Flights can be performed during all seasons at various latitudes, satisfying various scientific needs.

Currently, the HEMERA programme will use the Zero Pressure Balloons for stratospheric flights (relevant for measuring Essential Climate Variables and for astrophysics), additional types of balloons can be considered. HEMERA will give access to launch bases and is thus capable of conducting scientific balloon campaigns, in Europe and abroad, necessary in particular for scientific issues in the context of climate change.

HEMERA includes 3 major components :
- Operational activities to organize and conduct the flights
- Development of innovative technologies and infrastructure to optimize the balloon offer
- Networking

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-INFRAIA-2017-1-two-stage

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
Net EU contribution
€ 1 252 425,00
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

RYMDSTYRELSEN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 244 725,00
Address
Po Box 4006
171 04 Solna

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 250 811,25
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 71 175,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
6767 Route De L'aeroport
J3Y 8Y9 Saint-hubert

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 117 187,50
SVENSKA RYMDAKTIEBOLAGET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 970 027,50
Address
Torggatan 15
171 04 Solna

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ANDOYA SPACE AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 53 500,00
Address
Bleiksv 46
8480 Andenes

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Norge Nord-Norge Nordland
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CNIM AIR SPACE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 843 012,50
Address
2 Chemin De La Val Priout Za Labal Prioul
31450 Ayguesvives

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 362 910,98
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 133 172,89
Address
49 Bd Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont Ferrand

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 49 763,63
Address
Chateau De La Source
45067 Orleans Cedex 2

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Region
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 41 506,25
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 195 727,50
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 157 505,00
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 252 250,00
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 112 698,75
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00