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Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe

Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe

Objective

RadioNet is a consortium of 27 institutions in Europe, Republic of Korea and South Africa, integrating at European level world-class infrastructures for research in radio astronomy. These include radio telescopes, telescope arrays, data archives and the globally operating European Network for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (EVN). RadioNet is de facto widely regarded to represent the interests of radio astronomy in Europe.


A comprehensive, innovative and ambitious suite of actions is proposed that fosters a sustainable research environment. Building on national investments and commitments to operate these facilities, this specific EC program leverages the capabilities on a European scale.


The proposed actions include:


- Merit-based trans-national access to the RadioNet facilities for European and for the first time also for third country users; and integrated and professional user support that fosters continued widening of the community of users.


- Innovative R&D, substantially enhancing the RadioNet facilities and taking leaps forward towards harmonization, efficiency and quality of exploitation at lower overall cost; development and delivery of prototypes of specialized hardware, ready for production in SME industries.


- Comprehensive networking measures for training, scientific exchange, industry cooperation, dissemination of scientific and technical results; and policy development to ensure long-term sustainability of excellence for European radio astronomy.



RadioNet is relevant now, it enables cutting-edge science, top-level R&D and excellent training for its European facilities; with the Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) and the ESFRI-listed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) defined as global radio telescopes, RadioNet assures that European radio astronomy maintains its leading role into the era of these next-generation facilities by involving scientists and engineers in the scientific use and innovation of the outstanding European facilities.
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Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Address

Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 3 162 198,75

Participants (29)

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STICHTING SRON NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SPACE RESEARCH

Netherlands

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 847 204

STICHTING ASTRON, NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY

Netherlands

INSTITUT DE RADIO ASTRONOMIE MILLIMETRIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 059 375

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 385 377

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

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 339 581,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 710 898,25

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 838 813,50

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 484 127

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

Germany

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 170 000

DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 111 493,75

STICHTING INTERNATIONAL LOFAR TELESCOPE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 76 928

UNIWERSYTET MIKOLAJA KOPERNIKA W TORUNIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 43 001

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

VENTSPILS AUGSTSKOLA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 43 001

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 43 001

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

KOREA ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

South Korea

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

France

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

South Africa

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730562

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 513 023,13

  • EU contribution

    € 10 000 000

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany