The first joint AgroSpace-MELiSSA workshop will take place 16-18 May 2018, highlighting research and development related to life support regenerative systems and fostering collaboration between researchers, companies and public bodies. You are invited to register and consider presenting related research.
The long history and experience of the Agrospace workshop and MELiSSA programme are teaming up to share knowledge on regenerative life support system, and paving the way for the International development of closed loop systems.
The 2016 AgroSpace and MELiSSA workshops demonstrated that common fundamentals are shared by these respective research communities, including air, water, waste recycling, food production and preparation, aiming to develop regenerative life support and closed loop systems. As a logical follow-up, the organisers have decided to combine in organising a joint event.
11 main topics have been identified:
- Organic wastes processing and refinery
- Urine treatment
- Water recycling (grey water and condensate)
- Edible biomass production
- Food quality, processing and human nutrition
- Physical, chemical and microbial contaminants
- Modelling and system design
- Flight experiments and space technology demonstrators
- Ground demonstration and analogue testing
- Terrestrial applications
- Societal impacts and education
The workshop will be held in Rome, at the Headquarters of the Italian Research Council (CNR).
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7,
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|Official opening and introduction: TBD||Main Talk: Thomas Pesquet (EAC)||Main Talk : TBD|
|Words from Dr Franco Ongaro, ESA Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality||Sessions||Sessions|
|Main Talk: Christophe Lasseur (ESA)|
|Lunch (1h)||Lunch (1h)||Lunch (1h)|
|Workshop wrap-up and conclusions|
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Confirmed main talks:
- Dr Franco Ongaro, ESA Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality
- Dr Christophe Lasseur, ESA, MELiSSA Programme Manager
May 17, 2018:
- Dr Sogo Nakanoya, JAXA, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, Manager for Pressurized Systems and Payloads
May 18, 2018:
- Dr Mark Kliss, NASA Ames Research Center, Space Biosciences Division, Chief of Bioengineering Branch
Confirmed key speakers:
Organic wastes processing and refinery: Dr Joël Doré, INRA France , research director in the Joint Research Unit for Food and Gut Microbiology for Human Health and scientific director of the MetaGenoPolis
Urine treatment: Dr Kai Udert, EAWAG Switzerland, senior scientist in the Process Engineering Department
Physical, chemical and microbial contaminants: Dr Christine Rozand, bioMérieux Inc, Research and Development Senior Doctor Novel Analytical Development
Modelling and system design: Prof. John Doyle, US Caltech, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Jean-Lou Chameau Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems Electrical Engineering and BioEngineering
Flight experiments and space technology demonstrators : Cesare Lobascio, Thales Alenia Space Italy, Space Infrastructure Systems Innovation Lead and Expert Life Support and Habitability
Ground demonstration and analogue testing: Prof. Francesc Gòdia, University Autonoma de Barcelona, Head of the MELiSSA Pilot Plant
Societal impacts and Education: Prof. Valerie Olson, UC Irvine, Department of Anthropology
To be confirmed very soon:
Water recycling (grey water and condensate)
Edible biomass production
Food quality, processing and human nutrition
Call for abstracts
Technical papers and posters addressing the topics of the workshop are welcome.
The submission deadline is 24 January 2018. The abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee and the outcome communicated to the authors by email by 21 February 2018.