Friday, 4 May 2012

Official campaign start

Today we held our kick-off event for the PEGASOS campaigns in Friedrichshafen. With Prof. Annette Schavan (German minister of education and research), Robert-Jan Smits (Director-General for research and innovation of the European Commissions) and great weather we had ideal conditions for the event.

Prof. Anette Schavan holding her speech for the kick-off event.
Robert-Jan Smits holding his speech for the official campaign start.

Our coordinator Spyros Pandis from Forth, Greece and Andreas Wahner from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany and Thomas Brandt, CEO of ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & Co KG here presented the planned flight routes and scientific background of the project.


The representatives from politics and press were given the chance for intensive exchange with scientists, explaining the operating principles of our instruments and the advantages of the Zeppelin as platform for atmospheric science studies.

Prof. Wahner showing the Top Platform to Prof. Schavan and Mr. Smits.

PD Astrid Kiendler-Scharr explaining the Top Platform to a childrens's reporter.

Scientists looking at the now completely decorated Zeppelin Airship.

Some press coverage can be found at:


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