STCE annual meeting

Thursday, 7 June 2018 from to (Europe/Brussels)
at Space Pole ( Meridian )

Another year has passed. Time for the STCE annual meeting.

During the past editions, we visited many groups working at the Space Pole and discovered hidden pearls, tools, machines, experiments, infrastructure, cellars, roofs, holes of which many of us weren't aware.

For the 2018 edition, we want to check which assets and expertise we can bring together. It can create an added value and serve our colleagues and other groups at the plateau.

PECASUS, the UV-group and Cosmic Rays research group  are collaborations that exceed the boundaries of the RMI, ROB or BIRA-IASB. These 3 collaborative projects will present their successes and the problems they came across. 

With these examples in mind, we will try to figure out how we can work more closely together with the 3 institutes within the frame of the STCE. We try to answer the following question:

How can the 

  • Operational IT infrastructure;
  • Hardware, technical labo's;
  • Service; 
  • Educational and training activities;

present or performed in my group serve others and other groups at the plateau or the STCE? How can we organise ourselves better on these 4 levels?

And reversed, what can the STCE do to serve you?  

Participants Sabrina Bechet; Bram Beeckman; Nicolas Bergeot; David Berghmans; Bruno Bertrand; edith botek; Stijn Calders; Jef Cardoen; Sophie Chabanski; Simon Chabrillat; Miriam Cisneros; Frédéric Clette; Christian Conscience; Norma Crosby; Elke D'Huys; Fabien Darrouzet; Hugo De Backer; Veerle De Bock; Erwin De Donder; Johan De Keyser; Martine De Maziere; Judith de Patoul; Andy Delcloo ; Laurent Delobbe; Steven Dewitte; Mark Dierckxsens; Laurent Dolla; David Duval; Samuel GISSOT; Herbert Gunell; Jan Janssens; Christophe Jean; Thanassis Katsiyannis; Emil Kraaikamp; Caroline Kussé; Hervé Lamy; Laure Lefevre; Jasmina Magdalenic; Christophe Marqué; Antonio Martinez; Neophytos Messios; Marilena Mierla; Christian Muller; Stijn Nevens; Jennifer O'Hara; Nuno Pereira; Lê Binh San Pham; Viviane Pierrard; Elena Podladchikova; Eric Pottiaux; Sylvain Ranvier; Danislav Sapundjiev; Stan Stankov; Koen Stegen; Roeland Van Malderen; Jurgen Vanhamel; Petra Vanlommel; Cis Verbeeck; Tobias Verhulst; Yuriy Voytenko; Laurence Wauters; Matthew West; Sarah Willems; Andrei Zhukov; Lenka Zychova
Go to day
  • Thursday, 7 June 2018
    • 09:30 - 10:00 Welcome coffee
      Doors are open. 
    • 10:00 - 10:05 Ronalds speech 5'
      Speaker: Dr. Ronald Van der Linden
    • 10:05 - 10:20 PECASUS 15'
      Speaker: David Berghmans
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:20 - 10:35 Surface UV radiation 15'
      Speaker: Hugo De Backer
      Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 10:35 - 10:50 Cosmic Rays 15'
      Speaker: Stan Stankov
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:50 - 10:55 Space radiation effects 5'
      Speaker: Fabiana Dapieve
      Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 10:55 - 11:00 On your way to the discussion groups
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Discussion on Education 30' ( ROB directors' house )
      What can the STCE do to serve you?’. And reversed 'How can my expertise and what I do serve STCE/plateau colleagues?’
      Education is a way to share your expertise. 
      What is education?
      Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills and expertise. 
      Education is tailored to the background and needs of the trainees and uses the appropriate tools, teaching methods and strategies. 
      An evaluation can be performed to check if the required competences are met. 
      A training program can be recurrent and/or organised when required and can include training material.
      Example of an educational activity: seminar.
      Speaker: Cis Verbeeck
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Discussion on Hardware and technical labo's 30'
      Hardware for computing and electronics (
      The technical labo's include for example milling machinery.
      Speaker: Eddy Neefs
    • 11:30 - 11:40 On your way to the discussion groups
    • 11:40 - 12:10 Discussion on Operational IT Infrastructure 30' ( ROB director's house )
      Speaker: Michel Kruglanski
    • 11:40 - 12:10 Discussion on Services 30'
      What can the STCE do to serve you? And reversed 'How can my expertise that I gained in operational services help the STCE/plateau colleagues?’
      Services concerned are provided to customers outside the space pole, e.g. meteo service, space weather service, seismic service, etc. 
      A service is about providing 
      * data, e.g. International Sunspot Number or, 
      * interpretation of data, e.g. meteo forecast or,
      * information and education, e.g. news items posted on a website.
      Speaker: Pascale Defraigne
    • 12:10 - 12:20 reconvene and grab another coffee
    • 12:20 - 13:00 Discussion groups presentations
      What was said in the discussion groups?
      Short elaboration on each discussion group.
      • 12:20 Education 10'
        Speaker: Cis Verbeeck
      • 12:30 Hardware & technical labo's 10'
        Speaker: Eddy Neefs
      • 12:40 Services 10'
        Speaker: Pascale Defraigne
      • 12:50 IT & operational infrastructure 10'
        Speaker: Michel Kruglanski