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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/observational astronomy/radio astronomy

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 3 162 198,75

Participants (26)

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 847 204
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RADIO ASTRONOMIE MILLIMETRIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 059 375
Address
Rue De La Piscine 300 Domaine Universitaire
38400 Saint Martin D'heres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 385 377
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOINT INSTITUTE FOR VERY LONG BASELINE INTERFEROMETRY AS A EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (JIV-ERIC)
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 339 581,75
Address
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
7991 PD Dwingeloo
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 710 898,25
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 838 813,50
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Avenue De L Observatoire 61
75014 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 484 127
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY - ESO EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Karl-schwarzschild-strasse 2
85748 Garching
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 170 000
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 111 493,75
Address
Burlington Road 10
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL LOFAR TELESCOPE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 76 928
Address
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
7991 PD Dwingeloo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET MIKOLAJA KOPERNIKA W TORUNIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 43 001
Address
Ul. Jurija Gagarina 11
87100 Torun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VENTSPILS AUGSTSKOLA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 43 001
Address
Inzenieru Iela 101
LV3600 Ventspils
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 43 001
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOREA ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Whaam Dong 61-1 Yuseong Gu
305 348 Daejoen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Meiring Naude Road 53 Csir Campus
0001 Brummeria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)