12. July 2019

Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pomera­nia and DLR wel­come Eu­ro­pean pol­i­cy-mak­ers to Brus­sels

DLR Annual Reception at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Federal State Agency in Brussels
DLR An­nu­al Re­cep­tion at the Meck­len­burg-Vor­pom­mern Fed­er­al State Agen­cy in Brus­sels
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DLR Annual Reception at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Federal State Agency in Brussels

Both DLR and the Fed­er­al State of Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pom­mera­nia in­vit­ed rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment and the states of Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pomera­nia, Bran­den­burg, Sax­ony-An­halt and Sax­ony to DLR's An­nu­al Re­cep­tion, which was held at the Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pom­mera­nia Fed­er­al State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Of­fice in Brus­sels on 9 Ju­ly 2019.
Professor Ehrenfreund opens the Annual Reception in Brussels
Pro­fes­sor Ehren­fre­und opens this year's An­nu­al Re­cep­tion in Brus­sels
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Professor Ehrenfreund opens this year's Annual Reception in Brussels

The Chair of the DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board, Pas­cale Ehren­fre­und, opened the An­nu­al Re­cep­tion in Brus­sels on 9 Ju­ly 2019, held in con­junc­tion with the Fed­er­al State of Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pom­mera­nia, on the theme of ‘New Hori­zons for Eu­ro­pean Re­search at DLR’.
From left to right: Jürgen Ude, Rolf Henke and Sven Schulze
Pan­el 1: Un­manned Aero­nau­ti­cal Sys­tems
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Panel 1: Unmanned Aeronautical Systems

From left to right: Jür­gen Ude, State Sec­re­tary at the Min­istry of Econ­o­my, Sci­ence and Dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion in Sax­ony-An­halt, Rolf Henke, DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board Mem­ber for Aero­nau­tics, Sven Schulze, Mem­ber of the Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment
From left to right: Reinhard Boest, Hansjörg Dittus and Niklas Nienaß.
Pan­el 2: So­lar-ter­res­tri­al Physics
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Panel 2: Solar-terrestrial Physics

From left to right: Rein­hard Boest, Di­rec­tor of the In­for­ma­tion Of­fice of the State of Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pomera­nia at the EU, Han­sjörg Dit­tus, DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board Mem­ber for Space Re­search and Tech­nol­o­gy, Niklas Nien­aß, Mem­ber of the Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment.
From left to right: Barbara Meyer, Karsten Lemmer and Niklas Nienaß.
Pan­el 3: Low-car­bon in­dus­tri­al pro­cess­es
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Panel 3: Low-carbon industrial processes

From left to right: Bar­bara Mey­er, Di­rec­tor Gen­er­al, De­part­ment of In­no­va­tion, SMEs and In­dus­try at the Sax­on State Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Af­fairs, Labour and Trans­port, Karsten Lem­mer, DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board Mem­ber for En­er­gy and Trans­port, Niklas Nien­aß, Mem­ber of the Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment
Around 240 guests attended the event held.
Around 240 guests at­tend­ed the event held by DLR and the Fed­er­al State of Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pom­mera­nia
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Around 240 guests attended the event held by DLR and the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania

DLR pre­sent­ed three of its sev­en new in­sti­tutes and fa­cil­i­ties at its 2019 An­nu­al Re­cep­tion. In con­junc­tion with the Fed­er­al State of Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pom­mera­nia, DLR in­vit­ed Eu­ro­pean Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the fed­er­al states of Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pom­mera­nia, Bran­den­burg, Sach­sen-An­halt and Sax­ony to Brus­sels on 9 Ju­ly 2019.
To­geth­er with Lorenz Caffi­er (far left), Min­is­ter of the In­te­ri­or and Deputy Min­is­ter-Pres­i­dent of Meck­len­burg-West­ern Pom­mera­nia, Niklas Nien­aß (2nd from left), MEP, Karsten Lem­mer (3rd from left), DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board Mem­ber for En­er­gy and Trans­port, Han­sjörg Dit­tus (4th from left), DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board Mem­ber for Space Re­search and Tech­nol­o­gy, Walther Pelz­er (5th from left), DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board Mem­ber re­spon­si­ble for the Space Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Chair of the DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board Pas­cale Ehren­fre­und (6th from left) and Rolf Henke, DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board Mem­ber for Aero­nau­tics, around 240 guests ac­cept­ed the in­vi­ta­tion to the event at the Meck­len­burg-Vor­pom­mern Fed­er­al State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Of­fice in Brus­sels.

Space weather research will be intensified and an early warning system for the protection of terrestrial infrastructures will be developed. Heat storage on a power plant scale is set to become the basis for a low-carbon energy system. Highly automated, unmanned aircraft systems – from flexible and efficient freight transporters to swarms of 'flying eyes' – support the logistics sector and assist disaster relief workers in crisis regions.

Research, industry and politics have big plans. At its 2019 Annual Reception, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) presented three of its seven recently founded institutes and facilities and their research and technology topics to around 240 guests. In conjunction with the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania, DLR invited representatives of the European Parliament and the states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony to Brussels on 9 July 2019.

The Chair of the DLR Executive Board, Pascale Ehrenfreund, opened the evening event and outlined how DLR has developed over recent years. "With the establishment of the new institutes, we are implementing our 2030 Strategy and aligning our research even more closely with important global challenges," she said, explaining the idea behind DLR's expansion.

Three of DLR’s seven new DLR institutes will be set up in eastern German federal states. Lorenz Caffier, State Minister of the Interior and Deputy Minister-President Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, said: "DLR is a world-class research institution. As such, I am delighted that they have opted for locations in Neustrelitz, Cochstedt, Görlitz and Zittau." He further emphasised the importance of strengthening rural economies and enhancing these regions' appeal as places for professionals to live and work.

In view of ongoing preparations for the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon Europe – the MEPs in attendance stressed the importance of such beacons of research in maintaining the competitiveness of German industry and small and medium-sized enterprises within Europe. The European Parliament is strongly committed to providing Horizon Europe with the budget it needs for this purpose.

Research into space weather, the decarbonisation of industry and unmanned aerial systems

The Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics will mark the expansion of the existing DLR site at Neustrelitz, where scientists are conducting research into the interactions between the Sun and Earth. It is clear that solar flares have a major impact on Earth’s magnetic field. Cycles of solar activity merit closer investigation in order to make quick predictions and develop countermeasures in the case of disruption to navigation and radio signals.

In future, DLR will be working in Cottbus and Zittau on decoupling the generation and supply of energy from coal to meet the huge demands of energy by industry. Energy researchers at the Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes will continue their work on the concept of 'a third life for coal-fired power plants', among other areas. Conventional power plants are set to 'live on' as thermal storage power plants, and will therefore help to decarbonise even energy-intensive industrial processes such as steel production. One key aspect in this effort will be the development of technology to enable the use of high-temperature heat pumps on a power plant scale.

DLR is setting up the National Experimental Test Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems at the former site of Cochstedt Airport. The choice of 'Unmanned Aircraft Systems' as part of the name was no coincidence, as the scientists at Cochstedt will be conducting research into more than just flight and control functions for aerial vehicles, or drones. Instead, their work will look at the whole system, which includes not only testing and certification but also areas such as cyber security, noise measurement and societal acceptance.

Contact
  • Philipp Burtscheidt
    Ed­i­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Pub­lic Af­fairs and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2323
    Fax: +49 2203 601-3249
    Köln
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  • Dr Uwe Möller
    Head
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    Aero­nau­tics with, among oth­ers, ACARE, EREA, ASD, Clean Sky, SESAR
    Telephone: +32 2 5000-842
    Fax: +32 2 5000-840
    Rue du Trone 98
    1050 Brussels
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