MELiSSA Conference 2020

MELiSSA Conference 2020
03/12/2019

BACKGROUND 

The 2020 edition of MELiSSA Conference is the European platform dedicated to closed life support system. It is the place to share and exchange about fundamental and applied research for Space and Earth applications. All the respective communities: air, water, waste recycling, food production and preparation, modelling, control, safety, circular systems, education and societal impact,... are represented. The Conference will highlight and foster the collaboration between researchers, engineers, experts, private and public organisations.  

 

DATES AND VENUE 

The event will be hosted at Ghent University, in Belgium, from 6th to 8th of May 2020. The official language of the Conference is English. 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 

Proposed topics :  

  • Organic wastes processing and refinery
  • Urine treatment
  • Water recycling (grey water and condensate)
  • Edible biomass production
  • Food quality, processing and human nutrition
  • Physical, chemical and microbial contaminants
  • Modelling and system design
  • Flight experiments and space technology demonstrators
  • Ground demonstration and analogue testing
  • Terrestrial applications
  • Societal impacts and education 

Proposed challenges :  

  • Phase 1: Basic R&D
  • Phase 2: Preliminary Flight experiment
  • Phase 3: Terrestrial Demonstrators
  • Phase 4: Terrestrial Applications and Technology Transfer
  • Phase 5: Education & Communication 

 

SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES

Abstract submission deadline

January 15th 2020

Notification of acceptance

Ferbuary 18th 2020

Issue of program

March 10th 2020

Authors whom abstracts have been approved must send their presentation/poster (pdf)

April 20th 2020

Melissa@esa.int

 

REGISTRATION 

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON

Registration is mandatory for all (included invited persons) and will be confirmed upon payment. Payment receipt will be sent to you together with your registration confirmation. 

Fees include:

  • Unlimited access to the Conference
  • 1 hard copy of the Conference proceedings
  • Access to coffee breaks, lunches and 07/05 social dinner 
  Before 01/03/2020 02/03/2020 - 20/04/2020
Students 160 € 200 €
Others 450 € 600 € 
Company 900 €  1200 €
Gala (accompanying person) 85 € (VAT incl.) 85 € (VAT incl.) 

Important notes

Registrations will close on 20/04/2020 Closure of Business. No registration will be possible on-site.

Cancellation policy

Full refunding for cancellations (requested to isabelle.damoisaux@melissafoundation.org) before 20/04/2020 18.00 local time.
No refunding after this deadline.

Contact

For any enquiry, please send an email to isabelle.damoisaux@melissafoundation.org 

 

Regenerative Life Support Systems for Long Term Space Missions