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Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy

Objective

Optical-infrared astronomy in Europe is in a state of transition and opportunity, with the goal of a viable structured European scale community in sight. A strong astronomical community requires access to state of the art infrastructures (telescopes), equipped with the best possible instrumentation, and with that access being open to all on a basis of competitive excellence. Further, the community needs training in optimal use of those facilities to be available to all, Critically, it needs a viable operational model, with long-term support from the national agencies, to operate those infrastructures. The most important need for most astronomers is to have open access to a viable set of medium aperture telescopes, with excellent facilities, complemented by superb instrumentation on the extant large telescopes, while working towards next generation instrumentation on the future flagship, the European Extremely Large Telescope. OPTICON has made a substantial contribution to preparing the realisation of that ambition. OPTICON supported R&D has, and is developing critical next-generation technology, to enhance future instrumentation on all telescopes. The big immediate challenge is to retain a viable set of well-equipped medium aperture telescopes. The present project is to make the proof of principle that such a situation is possible - a situation developed by OPTICON under its previous contracts, in collaboration with the EC supported strategy network ASTRONET - and set the stage for the step to full implementation.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 573 325,25
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)

Participants (25)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 2 091 391,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Kohler (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 680 900,40
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Scaffidi Abbate (Dr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 587 989,56
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans-Walter Rix (Dr.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 058 702,09
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Davies (Dr.)
EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY - ESO EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Germany
Address
Karl-schwarzschild-strasse 2
85748 Garching
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Geeraert (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 431 380
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thierry Fusco (Dr.)
STICHTING ASTRON, NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 130 719,75
Address
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
7991PD Dwingeloo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Janneke Wubs-Komdeur (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 178,32
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jesus Burgos Martin (Mr.)
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY
Australia
EU contribution
€ 531 106,80
Address
Binara Street Industry House 10
2601 Canberra City Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Neville Legg (Mr.)
NORDIC OPTICAL TELESCOPE SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 342 740,80
Address
Lund Observatory, Solvegatan 27
221 00 Lund
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johannes Andersen (Prof.)
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 5 000
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Daglis (Dr.)
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 155 449,34
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrew Young (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 336 500
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mafalda Soeiro (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 999,75
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Franca Di Censo (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 393 500
Address
Stockton Road - The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Richard Myers (Dr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 70 000,47
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mari Vahey (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR ASTROPHYSIK POTSDAM (AIP)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 999,60
Address
An Der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Herbert Klein (Mr.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 29 999,59
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lukasz Wyrzykowski (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 77 200
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ton Brouwer (Dr.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 72 999,60
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 72 999,60
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hazel Wallis (Ms.)
ALPAO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 351 000
Address
Allee De Bethleem 3
38610 Gieres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Tempelaere (Mr.)
CSILLAGASZATI ES FOLDTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Street 15-17
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilona Timárné Deibler (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 81 918
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diane Brackley