2013 WORKSHOP - FRASCATI, ITALY
2013 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
ENVIRONMENT AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
"Increasing Space Mission Resiliency through Sustainability"
Registration is now closed for the 2013 International Workshop on Environment and Alternative Energy!
October 22-25, 2013
Being held at:
The European Space Agency (ESA)'s
European Space Research Institute (ESRIN)
View the 2013 Workshop Presentations here!
The workshop was a great success!
On October 22-25, 2013, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European partners will host their 11th annual International Workshop on Environment and Alternative Energy at European Space Research Institute (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy.
Be considered for a prestigious speaking opportunity by submitting a brief abstract.
The 2013 Workshop will be held at the European Space Agency - European Space Research Institute (ESRIN) in Frascati, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) outside of Rome. This four-day event will highlight work that ESA, NASA, and various partners are conducting to make ground-based space operations more robust and resilient, and provide a forum for others to present on similar topics.
2013 Workshop Session Topics:
- Increasing Space Mission Critical Ground Infrastructure Resiliency through Sustainability: Critical space mission infrastructure (e.g. Data Centers, Communications/Ground Segment, launch and test facilities, etc.) are vulnerable to natural and manmade disruptions. These sessions will feature presentations and case studies of technologies, analytical tools, and control systems giving priority to critical infrastructure in an integrated systems approach to enhance overall system resilience, such as cogeneration, energy/water storage technologies, backup systems, energy diversity, micro grid and islanding methods, and other innovative technologies and processes. A special emphasis will be placed on the inclusion of sustainability measures incorporated into the resiliency enhancement.
- Environmentally-Driven Changes to Aerospace Materials & Process Management: Materials and processes historically used by the aerospace industry are continually impacted by environmental legislation. Domestic regulation and international agreements have banned certain materials from future use or production, making it necessary to find replacements that comply with environmental regulations and provide equivalent performance. Topics include environmentally-preferable replacements for materials and processes commonly used in aerospace manufacturing and maintenance processes. Topics will include Corrosion Protection and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical (REACH) Regulation. Presentations will include efforts to protect space hardware, launch structures, and ground segment from corrosion and impacts from REACH such as solvent substitution efforts.
- Student Session: The workshop will provide opportunities for students to meet and work with students from universities and industries around the globe on research related to the technical topics noted above as well as other environmental/energy areas.
For more information call Michelle Lamb – 321-453-3838 (domestic) 001-321-453-3838 (international) and submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org