The European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) is an affiliation of national neutron scattering societies and committees, which directly represent users. The overriding purposes of ENSA are to provide a platform for discussion and a focus for action in neutron scattering and related topics in Europe.
The objectives of ENSA are the following:
- To identify the needs of the neutron scattering community in Europe.
- To optimise the use of present European neutron sources.
- To support long-term planning of future European neutron sources.
- To assist with the co-ordination of the development and construction of instruments for neutron scattering.
- To stimulate and promote neutron scattering activities and training in Europe.
- To support the opportunities for young scientists.
- To promote channels of communication with industry.
- To disseminate to the wider community information which demonstrates the powerful capabilities of neutron scattering techniques and other neutron methods.
- To assist, if appropriate, national affiliated bodies in the pursuit of their own goals.
Affiliation to ENSA is open to bodies representing neutron scattering users in those countries who are members or associates of the European Union, Switzerland, and Russia.