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Opticon RadioNet Pilot

Objective

For more than two decades, the EU has been supporting free transnational access (TA) to existing national research infrastructures (RI). In particular, the optical/infrared and the advanced radio astronomy communities are now recognised as TA flagship communities. Their telescopes and instrumentation complement each other with respect to wavelength coverage, as well as spectral, spatial and time resolution, and therefore together form a cohesive suite of RIs that made ground breaking discoveries possible and thus strengthened Europe's leading role in international science. While scientists more and more rely on multi-wavelength and multi-disciplinary access to the best RIs, there is a quest by the RI providers for a sustainable funding scheme for TA, since establishing and maintaining outstanding RIs requires considerable resources. In this pilot, the best research institutions from both communities will combine their efforts to further improve and harmonize their services and to make best use of their RIs, allowing mutual and TA to telescopes, telescope networks, and data archives. This will facilitate multi-wavelengths and time-domain studies. TA shall be simplified by the development of a common proposal submission tool. Improved instruments, adaptive optics, and software to deliver science ready data products will boost the performance of our RIs. This pilot will address imminent threats to astronomical research from satellite mega constellations and commercial radio emitters, and finally, it will develop plans for a long-term mutual relationship and for a continued funding of TA beyond this pilot.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 798 680,75

Participants (36)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 866 161,25
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 428 500
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 761 965
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 665 052,50
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY - ESO EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 868 515
Address
Karl-schwarzschild-strasse 2
85748 Garching
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 119 062,50
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 230 855
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOINT INSTITUTE FOR VERY LONG BASELINE INTERFEROMETRY AS A EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (JIV-ERIC)
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 640 162,50
Address
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
7991 PD Dwingeloo
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 670 252,50
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RADIO ASTRONOMIE MILLIMETRIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 801 000
Address
Rue De La Piscine 300 Domaine Universitaire
38400 Saint Martin D'heres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL LOFAR TELESCOPE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 476 000
Address
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
7991 PD Dwingeloo
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 187 000
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO NACIONAL DE INFORMACION GEOGRAFICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 77 000
Address
General Ibanez De Ibero 3
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET MIKOLAJA KOPERNIKA W TORUNIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Ul. Jurija Gagarina 11
87100 Torun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VENTSPILS AUGSTSKOLA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Inzenieru Iela 101
LV3600 Ventspils
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 201 677
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO ASTRONOMICO HISPANO ALEMAN AIE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 82 871
Address
Sierra De Los Filabres Sn
04550 Almeria
Activity type
Other
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 54 206
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 883
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 13 090
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 886 158
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 337,50
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 403 562,50
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 505 000
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CSILLAGASZATI ES FOLDTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 198 750
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Street 15-17
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT D'OPTIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUEE IOTA - SUPOPTIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 188 125
Address
Avenue Augustin Fresnel - Campus Polytechnique - Rd 128 2
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 36 250
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 175 750
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION GALILEO GALILEI - INAF FUNDACION CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 408 210
Address
Rambla Jose Ana Fernandez
38712 Brena Baja
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Australia
EU contribution
€ 312 450
Address
Liversidge Street 1 Building 67C
0200 Canberra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
SKA ORGANISATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Jodrell Bank Observatory Lower Withington
SK11 9DL Macclesfield
Activity type
Research Organisations
SALT FOUNDATION (PTY) LTD
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 281 973
Address
Observatory Road Observatory
7925 Cape Town
Activity type
Other
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations