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Gaia European Network for Improved data User Services

Gaia European Network for Improved data User Services

Objective

GENIUS is designed to boost the impact of the next European breakthrough in astrophysics, the Gaia astrometric mission. Gaia is an ESA Cornerstone mission scheduled for launch in October 2013 and aims at producing the most accurate and
complete 3D map of the Milky Way to date. A pan-European consortium named DPAC is working on the implementation of the Gaia data processing, of which the final result will be a catalogue and data archive containing more than one billion objects. The archive system containing the data products will be located at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) and will serve as the basis for the scientific exploitation of the Gaia data. The design, implementation, and operation of this archive are a task that ESA has opened up to participation from the European scientific community. GENIUS is aimed at significantly contributing to this development based on the following principles: an archive design driven by the needs of the user community; provision of exploitation tools to maximize the scientific return; ensuring the quality of the archive contents and the interoperability with existing and future astronomical archives (ESAC, ESO, ...); cooperation with the only other two astrometric missions in the world, nanoJASMINE and JASMINE (Japan); and last but not least, the archive will facilitate outreach and academic activities to foster the public interest in science in general and astronomy in particular. GENIUS fits seamlessly into existing Gaia activities, exploiting the synergies with ongoing developments. Its members actively participate in these ongoing tasks and provide an in-depth knowledge of the mission as well as expertise in key development areas.
Furthermore, GENIUS has the support of DPAC, several Gaia national communities in the EU member states, and will establish cooperation with the Japanese astrometric missions already mentioned.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Address

Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 615 439,68

Administrative Contact

Xavier Gutiérrez (Mr)

Participants (13)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 454 036,40

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 360 893,25

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 389 352,75

CONSORCI DE SERVEIS UNIVERSITARIS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 133 800

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 080

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 8 766,92

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 50 000,40

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 49 980

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 86 000,40

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 29 982

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 152 731,20

National University Corporation, Kyoto University

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 49 200

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 13 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606740

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    20 September 2013

  • End date

    1 April 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 214 358,62

  • EU contribution

    € 2 493 463

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

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