NST will act as an Ambassador Platform for the Integrated Application Promotions (IAP) Programme of ESA (European Space Agency).
The Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) Programme aims at developing a range of new applications by using and integrating different available space assets, resulting in viable and sustainable services for the benefit of society. Intrinsic to these new applications is the added value of space assets in facilitating them, and the sustainability of the resulting services ensured by the user-driven nature of the IAP programme.
The objective of the Ambassador Platform for e-Health in Inaccessible Regions (eHIR) is to assist the IAP programme in spreading awareness among stakeholders in the domain of e-Health, with main thematic focus on telemedicine support to inaccessible regions, emergency situations and e-learning and human resource development.
The main objective of these IAP awareness activities is to collect and federate users’ ideas and requirements for projects to be conducted within the IAP programme, but also more generally to promote integrated applications in new user communities.
The activities of the ambassador platform will include:
The eHIR community portal (http://iap.esa.int/c/EHIR/) contains news stories and announcements of IAP events, and makes available useful documents.
The eHIR portal has two main areas: a public area with information accessible without logging into the portal, and a private area with restricted information and resources available to community members only.
By registering to this eHIR community portal one can obtain access to private area information and resources such as member news, documents and an eHIR forum area where one can post and participate in discussions among community portal members.
In order to register to this AP please go to http://iap.esa.int/c/ehir/How_to_register.html or visit the eHIR registration page (http://iap.esa.int/c/EHIR/users/account-request/?next=membership_request).
For more info on IAP, click the banner or download the IAP flyer: IAP_flyer_March2010.pdf (3,5MB)