European Space Agency (ESA) delegation in Croatia

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
ESA in Croatia

A six-member delegation of European Space Agency - ESA led by Nathalie Tinjod is paying a visit to Croatia this week.

Yesterday, ESA representatives presented activities in the context of Earth observation, telecommunications and integrated applications, activities related to global navigation satellite systems, activities related to space technology and activities in the field of education.

Croatian scientific organizations, associations and companies also presented their current work through existing projects and products in these areas. Our Solutions Manager Tomislav Nakić-Alfirević was one of the presenters.

This is an opportunity for the enhancement of the innovations system in Croatia and for boosting cooperation, as well as accelerating the process of the country's admission to the ESA. - said Blaženka Divjak, Education and Science Minister (Croatia).

Tinjod said the objectives of the ESA is to develop cooperation with European Union member-states in space research. ESA possesses about 80 satellites and 85% of the agency's budget goes on contracts with the European industry. 

In February 2018, Croatia and the ESA signed an agreement concerning space cooperation for peaceful purposes.