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Tuesday, March 5
 

1:00pm

Preparing a Proposal for H2020
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed to help researchers directors of research groups to plan for Horizon 2020.
The workshop is designed to address the following concerns of researchers in 2013:
How to identify the most suitable programmes (Mapping)
How to Lobby for Topic in Horizon 2020
How to identify strategic partners for Horizon 2020
How to start drafting proposal ideas for Horizon 2020


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Seán McCarthy

Dr. Seán McCarthy

Managing Director, Hyperion Ltd
Sean McCarthy is Managing Director of Hyperion. He specialises in the design and delivery of training courses for European Researchers. Since 1997 over 41,000 participants have attended his training courses in 29 countries. Dr. McCarthy has delivered training courses in 43 of the... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Radisson Blu Rue d'Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels
 
Wednesday, March 6
 

1:00pm

Workshop to Discuss the Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation - Part I
Limited Capacity seats available

Researchers, engineers, industry and funders will discuss priority actions for the future of African-European radio astronomy cooperation.

The African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP) is a stakeholder forum convened to define research action plans across the wide range of technological areas that will be essential for the future of radio astronomy. The “Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation” will be the first of these action plans. It will include strategic objectives, specific actions and suitable funding opportunities for each of the priority areas for African-European radio astronomy cooperation (e.g.: ICT, renewable energies, African VLBI, human capital development and training). The “Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation” will be presented during this workshop and researchers, engineers, industry and funders will discuss in further detail the priority actions identified in this document.

The workshop will start with a video-streamed "Radio Astronomy Concert". Children from England and Ghana will perform a song that demonstrates the basic principles of radio astronomy. Thus, this amazing scientific discipline will be made accessible for non-scientists.

Please find the provisional agenda here: http://www.aerap.org/archivos_subidos/provisional_agenda_aerap_events_at_esgc2_21feb.pdf


Speakers
avatar for Arnold van Ardenne

Arnold van Ardenne

Coordinator ASTRON SKA Programme Office, ASTRON
Arnold van Ardenne holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Technical Physics from the Twente University in the Netherlands. As Director R&D at ASTRON he developed the institute to a scientific knowledge institute with international reputation in Radio and Optical/IR instrumentation... Read More →
avatar for Domingos Barbosa

Domingos Barbosa

DR, Instituto de Telecomunicações - Aveiro
Domingos Barbosa, PhD in Astrophysics & Space Techniques (U. Paris VII), Marie Curie Fellow (1998-2000) : Senior Researcher at Radioastronomy Group, Basic Sciences & Enabling Technologies, Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal. PI of Galactic Emission Mapping project... Read More →
avatar for Nithaya Chetty

Nithaya Chetty

Group Executive for Astronomy, National Research Foundation of South Africa
Speech topic: Developing the next generation of African astronomers, engineers and technicians Prof Nithaya Chetty was a two time Fulbright Fellow in the USA (1985 and 2004), and recipient of the NRF President's Award (1997). He is a theoretical and computational solid state physicist... Read More →
avatar for Michael Garrett

Michael Garrett

ASTRON
Prof. Michael A. Garrett obtained his first degree at the University of Glasgow (1986) and went on to do a PhD at the University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank. In 1996, he moved to the Netherlands, taking up a senior position at the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) in Dwingeloo... Read More →
avatar for Kevindran Govender

Kevindran Govender

Director, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
Using astronomy as a tool to make the world a better place! We try to do this through university level education; school level education and public outreach. Speech topic: The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development Kevin Govender is currently the Director of the International Astronomical... Read More →
avatar for Minister Derek Hanekom

Minister Derek Hanekom

Minister for Science and Technology, South Africa
Mr. Hanekom was born in Cape Town, South Africa on 13 January 1953 and did his schooling in Cape Town.  After completing his compulsory conscription he travelled abroad for three years, working on farms, in factories and on construction sites. He returned to South Africa in his early... Read More →
avatar for Anita Loots

Anita Loots

Associate Director of SKA Africa
Speech topic: Astronomy for technological capacity building                              |                                | Anita Loots is a registered professional engineer with extensive international experience working... Read More →
avatar for Karl Menten

Karl Menten

Director of the Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy Department, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Most of Dr. Menten’s research involves radio and (sub)millimeter wavelength emission from dust and molecules in the Universe and their chemistry. Presently, his research concentrates on the formation of stars in the local and the early Universe, the end of stages of stellar evolution... Read More →
avatar for Michel Perault

Michel Perault

Senior Astrophysicist, director of LERMA, CNRS and Paris Observatory
Michel Perault started in Bordeaux in the early 80's with a PhD in radio-astronomy at millimetre wavelengths. He dedicated his career to investigating the condensation processes of the interstellar medium, which lead to the formation of stellar and planetary systems. His interests... Read More →
avatar for Ronald Stark

Ronald Stark

Head of Astronomy, NWO
Ronald Stark (1963) is currently Head of Astronomy at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). He obtained his PhD in Astronomy from Leiden University in 1993. He has a research background in studies of the interstellar medium and star formation. From 1994-2002... Read More →
LV

Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro

Instituto de Astrofisica de Andanlucia, CSIC
Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro is staff scientist at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA). Her research has been always linked to observational radio astronomy, and currently is PI of the international collaboration AMIGA (Analysis of the interstellar Medium of Isolated GAlaxies... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 1:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, March 7
 

9:00am

Workshop to Discuss the Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation - Part II
Limited Capacity seats available

Researchers, engineers, industry and funders will discuss priority actions for the future of African- European radio astronomy cooperation.

The African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP) is a stakeholder forum convened to define research action plans across the wide range of technological areas that will be essential for the future of radio astronomy. The “Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation” will be the first of these action plans. It will include strategic objectives, specific actions and suitable funding opportunities for each of the priority areas for African-European radio astronomy cooperation (e.g.: ICT, renewable energies, African VLBI, human capital development and training). The “Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation” will be presented during the first part of this workshop on 6 March. In this second part, AERAP stakeholders and other participants will have the occasion to discuss their ideas for implementing the Framework Programme and initiate the process of consortium building. 

Please find the provisional agenda for the AERAP workshop here: http://www.aerap.org/archivos_subidos/provisional_agenda_aerap_events_at_esgc2_21feb.pdf

 


Thursday March 7, 2013 9:00am - 12:00am
South African Mission to the EU Rue Montoyer 17-19, 1000 Brussels

9:30am

Communicating Science - How to Translate Science and Technical Issues for Policymakers
Limited Capacity seats available

Science and technology are rapidly emerging as driving forces in society with impacts penetrating decisions of economic development, education, environment and more.  Politicians need to be able to understand the implications of technical topics such as a broadband access, cyber-security, nanotechnology, and radar technology. The complex character of these topics makes explaining them to non-scientists very challenging. This seminar will equip academic and industry researchers with the tools and vocabulary to translate and explain emerging science and technology (S&T) issues to state and federal level policymakers.


The programme for this workshop includes:
• An overview of the history of science policy
• Examples of effective and ineffective legislative testimony
• Instruction and exercises in effective communication, written and verbal
• A capstone exercise in which each participant prepares a 1-minute testimony of their research to offer to a mock legislative committee hearing


Speakers
avatar for Ms. Marlit Hayslett

Ms. Marlit Hayslett

Founding director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Office of Policy Analysis and Research; Atlanta, Georgia
Ms. Marlit Hayslett serves as the founding director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Office of Policy Analysis and Research (OPAR) in Atlanta, Georgia. OPAR is the only applied research program focused on state-level science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy. Motivated... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 9:30am - 12:30am
European Parliament A5G315

2:00pm

US Science Policy
Limited Capacity seats available

Historically, the US federal government has guided policy with regard to science, technology and innovation in the United States.  During World War II, federal investment in research and development resulted in the US becoming a world leader politically, economically, and socially.  Over sixty years later, science and technology have pervaded all aspects of our lives, requiring policymakers to balance investment and regulation in order to stimulate economic growth while also protecting their citizens.  This 90-minute workshop will include:

- a chronology of US science policy;
- a review of leaders who have helped define the field;
- a discussion of how US science policy is unfolding today; and
- a brief comparison of US and EU policy approaches to science, technology and innovation


Speakers
avatar for Ms. Marlit Hayslett

Ms. Marlit Hayslett

Founding director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Office of Policy Analysis and Research; Atlanta, Georgia
Ms. Marlit Hayslett serves as the founding director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Office of Policy Analysis and Research (OPAR) in Atlanta, Georgia. OPAR is the only applied research program focused on state-level science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy. Motivated... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
European Parliament A5F385