Van Allen Foundation + IEEE GRSS: Call for Ideas
Deadline for Application: April 30, 2021
The Van Allen Foundation, a partnership foundation of the University of Montpellier, supports the Montpellier University Space Center, where students are trained in space jobs through the development of nanosatellites as part of projects and internships.
Through this Call for ideas, the Foundation intends to feed a reservoir of innovative projects, offering engineers and students of the Space Center a source of inspiration, and at the same time, allowing the establishment of partnerships with research laboratories and organizations, to which it will bring its ability to gather funding that has already enabled the construction and launch of several nanosatellites since 2012.
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society is an international professional society that seeks to engage students and young professionals in contributing to the solution of complex engineering problems within the scope of this call. The IEEE GRSS has in the past sponsored two previous “Student Grand Challenges” related to remote sensing based on drones or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, and nanosatellites.
The two organizations have agreed to join forces in publishing the present Call for ideas. While the Van Allen Foundation is addressing the wide community of scientists, engineers and students, the GRSS is focusing its cosponsoring participation in this Call on students and young professionals, as described below.