The European Space Science Committee of the ESF (ESSC) formulated recommendations
regarding the definition of an EC-ESA Joint Strategy for Space at an early stage (Refs. -).
In summary, the ESSC recommended that:
- a global strategy and synergistic approach be implemented, that takes into account a defined role for each partner (ESA, EC, EUMETSAT, national space agencies)
- ESA’s scientific “roadmaps” serve as elements in underpinning such a strategy
- the EC should fund an operational GMES programme
- the ISS should be recognised and funded as a Large Research Infrastructure through the EC’s Framework Programme