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Opening Synchrotron Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East

Objective

The OPEN SESAME project will ensure optimal exploitation of the Synchrotron light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) light source. With this aim, OPEN SESAME has three key objectives:
1. To train SESAME staff in the storage ring and beamline instrumentation technology, research techniques and administration for optimal use of a modern light source facility.
2. To build-up human capacity in Middle East researchers to optimally exploit SESAME’s infrastructure.
3. To train SESAME staff and its user community in public outreach and corporate communications, and to support SESAME and its stakeholders in building awareness and demonstrating its socio-economic impact to assure longer term exploitation.

Each objective is tackled by a work package. Firstly, SESAME staff training is addressed by 65 staff exchanges planned between SESAME and the European partners. Secondly, capacity-building is targeted by five training schools, a short-term fellowship programme and an industrial workshop. Finally, a proactive communications strategy will be created, including an educational “roadshow” to all of the SESAME Members, and a training programme in research infrastructure administration and their economic role and impact for young science managers of SESAME Member stakeholders.

The project directly addresses the INFRASUPP-2016-2017 call to support SESAME. OPEN SESAME is well aligned to the broader scope of the work programme with activities that will have a lasting impact on a reinforced European Research Area, and particularly in strengthening international cooperation for research infrastructures with a key Region located close to Europe.

The project has been developed closely with SESAME, its Directors and international Training Advisory Committee. The OPEN SESAME consortium is composed of ten European institutes (six light sources, The Cyprus Institute, CERN, CNRS and Instruct) along with SESAME itself.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRASUPP-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 264 493,75

Participants (10)

CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 318,75
Address
Carrer De La Llum 2-26
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 186 250
Address
Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 375
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 96 516,25
Address
Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 86 113,75
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTRUCT ACADEMIC SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 61 562,50
Address
University Of Oxford Offices Wellington Square
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Other
SYNCHROTRON-LIGHT FOR EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Jordan
EU contribution
€ 617 847,50
Address
Princess Rahma University College, Al-salt Greater Municipa.
Allan
Activity type
Research Organisations
SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 130 498,75
Address
L Orme Des Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 97 850
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 93 497,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations