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Field

Sciences

Keywords

Earth sciences, Fundamental physics, Navigation systems, Space sciences

Structure

Foundation

Partners

Government of Catalonia, University of Barcelona (UB), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Founded

1996

Contact

www.ieec.cat
Edifici Nexus, despatx 201. Gran Capità, 2-4 08034 Barcelona
Tel. +34 932 802 088
ieec@ieec.cat

Research from and of space

The Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) was created in 1996 to foster space R & D in Catalonia. Our aim is to develop basic knowledge and to develop new technologies that put Catalonia at the cutting edge of international research.

Research at IEEC

The IEEC is focusing its efforts in studying the Earth as a planet (atmosphere, oceans, crust, etc) and the Cosmos (solar physics, planetology and interplanetary medium, stellar and galactic astrophysics, cosmology, fundamental physics, astroparticle physics, etc) using space platforms. This work is complemented with the vigorous program of theoretical, experimental / observational and numerical modeling activities to obtain the maximum profit of the data. Furthermore, the IEEC is also involved in the definition and construction of ground based instruments with the purpose to give support to the space activities and to acquire new skills able to be used in space activities.