The CAPANINA Consortium would like to record their grateful thanks to
the Nokia Corporation for their generous support of the Technical meeting
held in Budapest on Wednesday/Thursday 24/25th November 2004.
The meeting enabled the partners in this European Union funded research
project to meet, give presentations on their current work and to discuss
their plans for the future, including a stratospheric balloon trial in
August 2005 and further collaborative work with Japanese partners in their
Pathfinder trials in 2006.
Such encouraging support will not only promote the global development
of High Altitude Platforms for communications but it also demonstrates
the interest shown by the European electronics communications industry
in this exciting new technology.
The CAPANINA project involves 13 partners from
across Europe plus one from Japan.
To facilitate efficient progress activities are divided into six workpackages
(WPs) as shown below.
Workpackages 1 to 5, due to their advanced nature,
are classified as Research, Technological development and innovation related
Workpackage 6 supports Project management.