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Support for international scientific networks and infrastructures

Support for international scientific networks and infrastructures

For a long time, the F.R.S.-FNRS supports various international scientific networks and infrastructures that are of interest to the scientific community in the Walloon-Brussels Federation.





Interest to the scientific community



Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (ApPEC)


APPEC is a consortium operating on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding whose main objective is to strengthen European astroparticle physics and the community involved in this field.

Allows the FWB community to follow activities in the field of European astroparticle physics

Pr. Giacomo Bruno (UCLouvain)


Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM)


CECAM (European Centre for Atomic and Molecular Computing) promotes fundamental research on advanced computational methods and their application to important problems in advanced fields of science and technology.

The participation of the F.R.S.-FNRS gives access to the participation in the activities organized by CECAM

Françoise Remacle (Uliège)


European Marine Board (EMB)


As an independent, autonomous and non-governmental advisory body, the European Marine Board transfers knowledge between the scientific community and policy makers, promoting European leadership in marine research and technology.

Enables the FWB community to track marine research and technology activities

Marilaure Grégoire (Uliège)


European Polar Board (EPB)


The mission of the European Polar Board is to improve European coordination in the field of Arctic and Antarctic research through better information sharing, optimized use of infrastructure and joint initiatives between members.

Allows the FWB community to follow the activities carried out in artical and antartical research

Bruno Delille (Uliège)


European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC)


The European Space Science Committee (ESSC) was created in 1974 to give European scientists an independent voice in space science. Somewhat comparable to the Space Studies Board of the National Academies in the United States, the ESSC is uniquely positioned in Europe to provide independent scientific advice on space science issues to the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission (EC), national space agencies and other stakeholders. It has become the reference body in Europe for space science issues.

Enables the FWB community to participate in the pan-European space science collaboration strategy

Nadège Ricaud (F.R.S.-FNRS)


Jungfraujoch - International Foundation Hugh Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (HFSJG)


As an international organization, the mission of the HFSJG Foundation is to provide infrastructure and support for scientific research of international significance for experiments that must be carried out at an altitude of 3,000-3,700 meters above sea level or for which a high alpine climate and environment are required. The research station, the Sphinx Observatory on the Jungfraujoch and the laboratory space in the former Swisscom relay station on the eastern ridge of the Jungfrau, as well as the two astronomical observatories, Gornergrat South and Gornergrat North, are managed for this purpose. The Foundation provides the necessary infrastructure for scientific work for researchers from all over the world.

Unique opportunity to conduct experiments in a high altitude environment and in an equipped laboratory (atmospheric chemistry, astronomical observations, physiology, meteorology, ...)

Emmanuel Mahieu (Uliège)


Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NUPECC)


The objective of NuPECC is to develop the European collaborative strategy in nuclear science by supporting collaborative projects between research groups in Europe, and to promote nuclear physics and its transdisciplinary use in applications for the benefit of society.

Enables the FWB community to participate in the pan-European collaboration strategy in nuclear science

Nadège Ricaud (F.R.S.-FNRS)




The European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) is a consortium of European research and higher education institutions and organizations, as well as other stakeholders, whose objective is to carry out research, training, outreach and dissemination activities in the field of astrobiology in a comprehensive and coordinated manner, thus ensuring a leading role for the European Research Area in this field.

Enables the FWB community to follow and participate in European activities in the field of astrobiology

Véronique Dehant (UCLouvain/ORB)




ICDP's strategy is to provide a working infrastructure that facilitates outstanding scientific efforts. Its goal is to understand the functioning of the planet Earth, using archives from the geological past, in close collaboration with partner organizations. Consideration of the needs of key stakeholders is of fundamental importance, particularly with respect to climate change, natural hazards, and natural resources, but our commitment to open discovery science remains paramount.

Unique opportunity to have privileged access to deep continental drilling samples.

Emanuelle Javaux (Uliège)


Expérience Auger


The Pierre-Auger Observatory is an astronomical observatory inaugurated in 2008 near the city of Malargüe in Argentina and designed to study high energy cosmic rays (> 1018 eV).

The F.R.S.-FNRS finances the participation in research activities through its Fonds IISN and is represented on the Finance Board of the Auger Experiment

Ioana Maris (ULB)




The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is designed to search for astrophysical neutrinos. Indeed, its optical modules allow to detect the small number of photons emitted during the interaction of a high energy neutrino in the vicinity of the detector. The spatial and temporal distribution of the light allows the reconstruction of the direction of the incident neutrino in order to identify its source. The identification of point sources of high energy neutrinos, in the TeV range, would allow to identify the sources of cosmic rays and to study their acceleration processes.

The F.R.S.-FNRS finances the participation in research activities through its Fonds IISN and is represented in the governance bodies of Icecube

Laurent Favart (ULB)




CERN's goal is to enable research to better understand what the Universe is made of and how it works. To this end, a unique complex of particle gas pedals is made available to scientists, enabling them to push back the limits of human knowledge.

The F.R.S.-FNRS finances the participation in experiments and their research infrastructures through its Fonds IISN and is represented in the governance bodies of CERN

Maxime Gehrenbeck




The European Science Foundation (ESF) is a non-governmental, international, non-profit association established in France in 1974.  ESF is committed to promoting science of the highest quality in Europe in order to foster progress in research and innovation.

Representation, by the F.R.S.-FNRS, of the interests of the FWB scientific community

Nadège Ricaud


Science Europe


Science Europe is the association representing the major public organizations that fund or conduct excellent and cutting-edge research in Europe. It brings together the expertise of the world's largest and best-known research organizations to jointly push back the frontiers of scientific research production and its benefits for society.
Science Europe champions science and the scientific community to help build the European Research Area and shape the global science agenda.

Representation, by the F.R.S.-FNRS, of the interests of the FWB scientific community

Nadège Ricaud





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