UKSA Space Exploration Advisory Committee

Posted on May 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

UKSA Space Exploration Advisory Committee

Call for Nominations

The UK Space Agency seeks nominations for membership of its Space Exploration Advisory Committee (SEAC).

The SEAC is responsible for advising the Agency on matters relating to robotic and human space exploration programmes. The Committee’s remit includes advising on UK participation in European exploration programmes (including Mars exploration and the International Space Station) and national level activities in support of these programmes. Membership of the SEAC consists of representatives of the academic and industrial communities from across the breadth of relevant subject areas, including biomedicine, fundamental physics, robotics and autonomy, and space science

Three new members are being sought in the areas of:

1) Astrobiology
2) Planetary Science
3) Scientific Instruments

Nominations should be made by email, no later than 26 May 2017 to the email address below and include the following information:

• Name
• Organisation
• Research interests
• Brief summary (100-200 words) of relevant experience

Suitable candidates are expected to have:

• experience of working with international space programmes (e.g. with ESA, NASA)
• broad knowledge of the UK R+D landscape
• knowledge of the political and strategic challenges of work in this area, at both a national and international level
• experience of working in similar advisory positions for government or other public bodies (e.g. government agencies, Research Councils, other funding bodies.)

Membership is on a two-year term, and meetings are held quarterly. To submit a nomination (either for yourself or for a colleague) or for more information about the SEAC and what membership entails, please contact Rachel Luke:

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