The Institute

New ICE building at the UAB campus
New ICE building at the UAB campus
The mission of the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) is to contribute to the general advance of the Cosmos studies, helping to improve CSIC's scientific and technological capacity, as well as to reinforce the presence of CSIC in the space initiatives, to promote excellence in all the activities related to scientific research and outreach and to articulate the contribution of the CSIC to the "Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC)".

The ICE was created as an institute in formation in 1999 and acquired its definitive plenary status in January 2008.