Archive of research announcements

Previously organised Announcements of Opportunity are listed below. Click on the title for more information and the related documents.

  • Announcement of opportunity: ISS Experiments relevant to study of Global Climate Change
    The ESA Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations (HSO), in coordination with the ESA Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes (EOP), releases an Announcement of Opportunity for International Space Station (ISS) Experiments relevant to the study of Global Climate Change.

  • Call for candidates: call for Concordia research MD Candidates
    In order to pursue ESA related activities at Concordia, ESA initiates a call for candidates with a medical background, to fill one position in the next Concordia winter- over crew.

  • Call for ideas: ISS for Exploration
    ESA announces a Call for Ideas for using the International Space Station (ISS) from 2011 onwards for specific experiments, spacecraft systems, subsystems and components, technology demonstrations, operations, outreach and education, in preparation for human exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit.

  • AO-10-IBER: Investigations into Biological Effects of Radiation Using the GSI Accelerator Facility
    The Directorate of Human Spaceflight has published an Announcement of Opportunity soliciting proposals related to Investigations into Biological Effects of Radiation Using the GSI Accelerator Facility.

  • Win an ESA fellowship with GeoFlow Challenge
    Deep inside our planet, liquid metal and rock are churning around with convection, rather like water heating in a kettle. This is about the physics of Earth’s interior, simulated in space. And it’s about a competition that may change your life – if you take the challenge.

  • The new – suborbital – frontier
    ESA is looking for new ways to conduct interesting research in space, on Earth – and in between. A number of commercial suborbital vehicles are being considered in Europe, and ESA is looking at the possibilities they might offer for microgravity research. If you think you could help, then we would be pleased to hear from you.

  • Call for ideas: ISS for Exploration
    A call for Ideas for using the International Space Station (ISS) from 2011 onwards for specific experiments, spacecraft systems, subsystems and components, technology demonstrations, operations, outreach and education, in preparation for human exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit.

  • Call for Ideas for experiments for global climate change studies from the International Space Station
    A call to scientific institutes and industries aimed to obtain an indication of interest in research for global climate change studies using the International Space Station (ISS) in the 2012-2020 timeframe.

  • Call for parabolic flights
    Scientists and investigators are invited to submit proposals for experiments to be conducted during parabolic flight campaigns for microgravity or reduced gravity investigations.

  • Concordia Announcement of Opportunity
    A call for candidates with a medical background, to fill one position in the next Concordia winter-over crew.

  • Concordia Announcement of Opportunity
    The Directorate of Human Spaceflight has published an Announcement of Opportunity soliciting proposals related to medical, physiological and psychological research using Concordia Antarctic station as human exploration analogue.

  • Mars500 Call for Candidates
    Within the framework of the Mars500 programme, ESA initiated a call for candidates to participate in a 520 day-long isolation and confinement study. ESA was looking for two European candidates and two backup candidates for the study.

  • Announcement of Opportunity 2009
    A set of three coordinated Announcements of Opportunity covering life sciences research on the International Space Station (ISS), or using bed rest as a spaceflight analogue or sounding rockets, as well as physical sciences using the ISS and/or sounding rockets.

  • Concordia Call for Candidates 2009
    In order to pursue ESA related activities at Concordia, ESA initiated a call for candidates with a medical background, to fill one position in the Concordia winter-over crew.

  • User Consultation
    To update ESA’s strategy for the spaceflight analogue 'bed rest'

  • Concordia Call 2008
    In order to pursue ESA related activities at Concordia, a call for candidates with a medical background.

  • Biological Effects Radiation
    Requesting investigations into biological effects of radiation using the GSI accelerator facility.

  • Small External Payloads
    A Call for Interest for a mission opportunity for small external payloads on Columbus.

  • Mars500 and Concordia
    An Announcement of Opportunity for research in the context of ESA's participation in the Mars500 programme, plus an Announcement of Opportunity for medical, physiological and psychological research using the Concordia Antarctic Station.

  • Life Sciences Research in Space Simulation Using the Model of Bed Rest
    Soliciting proposals for ESA's bed rest study programme.

  • SURE AO
    An Announcement of Opportunity for scientists and SMEs to perform fundamental and applied research projects on board the International Space Station.

  • Call for Ideas to Develop a 5-Year Strategy for Bed Rest Studies
    Inviting interested scientists to submit ideas to be considered in a 5-year strategy for future bed rest studies.

  • Countermeasures
    Inviting the submission of ideas concerning countermeasures that mitigate or ideally prevent the undesirable physiological effects of simulated or real microgravity.
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