SCI Science Workshop 15


Akersloot, Netherlands

30 Nov - 2 Dec 2022




The 15th Science Workshop (SSW) took place during the period 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2022, in The Netherlands.

The main purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the science research that scientists in SCI-S and are doing. It is an opportunity to “stretch” our abilities by trying to understand topics which we do not normally follow. It allows us to broaden our skill set and foster inter-site as well as inter-project cooperation in research activities. As per the experience gained in the previous few such meetings, this year’s is also being arranged off-site and on a residential basis as this additionally gives us the opportunity to get to know our colleagues better. 


The lovely and happy crowd of participants, THANKS to everybody for joining, in person and online! It was GREAT fun with all of you! And lots of exciting ESA science discussed! 


Organising Committee

This event is co-organised by SCI-S, the ESTEC Faculty and the ESAC+STScI Faculty.

  • Lisanne Braat (ESTEC) 
  • Jos de Bruijne (ESTEC) 
  • Ana Heras (ESTEC) 
  • Marcos Lopez Caniego (ESAC) 
  • Giovanna Giardino (ESTEC) 
  • Matteo Guainazzi (ESTEC) 
  • Maximilian Guenther (ESTEC) 
  • Laura Hayes (ESTEC) 
  • Peter Kretschmar (ESAC) 
  • Erik Kuulkers (ESTEC) 
  • Theresa Lueftinger (ESTEC) 
  • Bruno Merin (ESAC) 
  • Sophie Musset (ESTEC) 
  • Chris Nelson (ESTEC) 
  • Jan-Uwe Ness (ESAC) 
  • Tim Rawle (STScI) 
  • Lucie Riu (ESAC) 
  • Paule Sonnentrucker (STScI) 
  • Jan Tauber (ESTEC) 
  • Colin Wilson (ESTEC) 
  • Jack Wright (ESAC) 
  • Mylene Riemens (ESTEC) 
  • Alba Alcol (ESAC)  


Scientific ProgrammE:  

The programme of our SSW#15 is available here and here in .pdf format 

The Abstract boolet is linked here: Abstracts SSW#15


Code of Conduct

All registered participants are expected to take note of the SSW Code of Conduct

It was also reminded that all work at ESA requires following the ESA Behavioural Guide.


COVID-19: recommendations 

Although official COVID-19 measures are not in place currently in The Netherlands, we are aware that the pandemic situation is still continuing and cases might rise while fully getting into the winter season. We would of course like to foster an as safe as possible environment for everybody taking part in our SSW#15 and in the light of this, we kindly ask you to consider any measure we are well used to in the meantime, as keeping distance, when appropriate, wear facial masks, in case the situation suggests, and keep to recommended sanitary measures (regularly washing hands, etc.). In case you have symptoms that could potentially be related to a COVID-19 infection, please consider taking part remotely (from your home office or the room at the venue, in case symptoms occur only after arrival).

To keep our meeting as safe as possible for everybody, we do provide a small amount of facial masks and antigen tests (e.g. if you need to test upon developing symptoms) but you may also want to consider bringing your own masks and antigen tests just in case.



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