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Nicolas Walter

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Nicolas Walter

Nicolas Walter is the Chief Executive Officer of the European Science Foundation.  Through his 20 years in science management, he has been involved in many science policy initiatives in the domains of European marine,  space, polar and materials science. He has also initiated and managed projects and studies financed by the European Commission and the European Space Agency; and developed the ESF grant evaluation services.

Before being appointed Chief Executive in July 2019, he was the Executive Scientific Secretary of the European Space Sciences Committee. In this role, he has coordinated the production of high-level independent scientific advice to key stakeholders, including ministerial delegations, space agencies and the European Commission.

He has negotiated several multiannual partnerships with national and regional research organisations, public and private, in the field of science coordination and management.

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