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Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe

Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe

Objective

RadioNet is an I3 that coordinates all of Europe’s leading radio astronomy facilities in an integrated cooperation to achieve transformational improvement in the quality and quantity of the scientific research of European astronomers. RadioNet3 includes 27 partners operating world-class radio telescopes and/or performing cutting-edge R&D in a wide range of technology fields important for radio astronomy.

RadioNet3 proposes a work plan that is structured into 6 NAs, 7 TNAs and 4 JRAs with the aim to integrate and optimise the use and development of European radio astronomy infrastructures. The general goals of RadioNet3 are to:
- facilitate, for a growing community of European researchers, access to the complete range of Europe’s world-leading radio-astronomical facilities, including the ALMA telescope;
- secure a long-term perspective on scientific and technical developments in radio astronomy, pooling resources and expertise that exist among the partners;
- stimulate new R&D activities for the existing radio infrastructures in synergy with ALMA and the SKA;
- contribute to the implementation of the vision of the ASTRONET Strategic Plan for European Astronomy by building a sustainable and world leading radio astronomical research community.

RadioNet3 builds on the success of two preceeding I3s under FP6 and FP7, but it also takes a leap forward as it includes facilitation of research with ALMA via a dedicated NA, and 4 pathfinders for the SKA in its TNA Program. It has a transparent and efficient management structure designed to optimally support the implementation of the project.

RadioNet is now recognized by funding agencies and international project consortia as the European entity representing radio astronomy and facilitating the access to and exploitation of excellent facilities in this field. This is of paramount importance, as a dedicated, formal European radio astronomy organisation to coordinate and serve the needs of this community does not yet exist.

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Address

Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 740 830,95

Administrative Contact

Karl-Heinz Böckelmann (Mr.)

Participants (28)

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IMS bordeaux

France

JOINT INSTITUTE FOR V.L.B.I. IN EUROPE (J.I.V.E.)

Netherlands

STICHTING ASTRON, NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 039 295,77

INSTITUT DE RADIO ASTRONOMIE MILLIMETRIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE

France

EU Contribution

€ 676 404,81

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 398 242,50

JOINT INSTITUTE FOR VERY LONG BASELINE INTERFEROMETRY AS A EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (JIV-ERIC)

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 2 574 209,44

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 641 521,42

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 703 986,23

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 113 948

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 100 476,32

STICHTING SRON NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SPACE RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 118 720

OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 61 800

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 249 400

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 219 730

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 118 750

EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY - ESO EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 113 400

KOREA ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

South Korea

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 58 710

UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS

France

EU Contribution

€ 48 925

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 161 331,32

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

UNIWERSYTET MIKOLAJA KOPERNIKA W TORUNIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 41 000

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 61 980

VENTSPILS AUGSTSKOLA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 41 000

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 41 000

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

South Africa

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Australia

STICHTING INTERNATIONAL LOFAR TELESCOPE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 175 338,24

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283393

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 577 384,32

  • EU contribution

    € 9 500 000

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany