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Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster

Objective

ASTERICS (Astronomy ESFRI & Research Infrastructure Cluster) aims to address the cross-cutting synergies and common challenges shared by the various Astronomy ESFRI facilities (SKA, CTA, KM3Net & E-ELT). It brings together for the first time, the astronomy, astrophysics and particle astrophysics communities, in addition to other related research infrastructures. The major objectives of ASTERICS are to support and accelerate the implementation of the ESFRI telescopes, to enhance their performance beyond the current state-of-the-art, and to see them interoperate as an integrated, multi-wavelength and multi-messenger facility. An important focal point is the management, processing and scientific exploitation of the huge datasets the ESFRI facilities will generate. ASTERICS will seek solutions to these problems outside of the traditional channels by directly engaging and collaborating with industry and specialised SMEs. The various ESFRI pathfinders and precursors will present the perfect proving ground for new methodologies and prototype systems. In addition, ASTERICS will enable astronomers from across the member states to have broad access to the reduced data products of the ESFRI telescopes via a seamless interface to the Virtual Observatory framework. This will massively increase the scientific impact of the telescopes, and greatly encourage use (and re-use) of the data in new and novel ways, typically not foreseen in the original proposals. By demonstrating cross-facility synchronicity, and by harmonising various policy aspects, ASTERICS will realise a distributed and interoperable approach that ushers in a new multi-messenger era for astronomy. Through an active dissemination programme, including direct engagement with all relevant stakeholders, and via the development of citizen scientist mass participation experiments, ASTERICS has the ambition to be a flagship for the scientific, industrial and societal impact ESFRI projects can deliver.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1
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Coordinator

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 3 026 605

Participants (24)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 3 936 450
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 437 465
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 978 750
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
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
€ 801 275
Address
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
7991 PD Dwingeloo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 647 500
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 629 000
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 629 000
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 322 636,50
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 326 250
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 147 777,76
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 251 250
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 172 790
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 191 100
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT D'ESTUDIS ESPACIALS DE CATALUNYA FUNDACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 167 012,50
Address
Gran Capita 2-4 Oespatx 201
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE FISICA DE ALTAS ENERGIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 168 500
Address
Campus De Bellaterra - Universidad Autonoma De Barcelona
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 167 500
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 251 250
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 117 372,50
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 149 950
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
SURFnet bv
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 412,50
Address
Moreelsepark 48
3511 EP Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GTD SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 148 400
Address
Paseo Garcia Faria 17
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPNT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 122 072,24
Address
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR SONNENPHYSIK (KIS)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 875
Address
Schoeneckstrasse 6
79104 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)