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Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy

Objective

Europe has become a global leader in optical-near infrared astronomy through excellence in space and ground-based experimental and theoretical research. While the major infrastructures are delivered through major national and multi-national agencies (ESO, ESA) their continuing scientific competitiveness requires a strong community of scientists and technologists distributed across Europe’s nations.
OPTICON has a proven record supporting European astrophysical excellence through development of new technologies, through training of new people, through delivering open access to the best infrastructures, and through strategic planning for future requirements in technology, innovative research methodologies, and trans-national coordination.
Europe’s scientific excellence depends on continuing effort developing and supporting the distributed expertise across Europe - this is essential to develop and implement new technologies and ensure instrumentation and infrastructures remain cutting edge.
Excellence depends on continuing effort to strengthen and broaden the community, through networking initiatives to include and then consolidate European communities with more limited science expertise.
Excellence builds on training actions to qualify scientists from European communities which lack national access to state of the art research infrastructures to compete successfully for use of the best available facilities.
Excellence depends on access programmes which enable all European scientists to access the best infrastructures needs-blind, purely on competitive merit.
Global competitiveness and the future of the community require early planning of long-term sustainability, awareness of potentially disruptive technologies, and new approaches to the use of national-scale infrastructures under remote or robotic control.
OPTICON will continue to promote this excellence, global competitiveness and long-term strategic planning.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/observational astronomy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/space exploration
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/observational astronomy/infrared astronomy

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 690 132,25

Participants (33)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 221 288,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 110 081
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 332 321,75
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 187 918
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY - ESO EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 552 036,46
Address
Karl-schwarzschild-strasse 2
85748 Garching
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 399 762,50
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FIRST LIGHT IMAGING SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Route De Valbrillant Europarc Sainte-victoire Bat 6 - Le Canet
13590 Meyreuil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 56 250
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 89 533,75
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 285 745
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Activity type
Research Organisations
CSILLAGASZATI ES FOLDTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 240 325
Address
Csatkai Endre Utca 6-8
9400 Sopron
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 17 850
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 213 017,50
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 327 491,04
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 172 500
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 203 750
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR ASTROPHYSIK POTSDAM (AIP)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 146 793,75
Address
An Der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 133 750
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORDIC OPTICAL TELESCOPE SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 230 656
Address
Lund Observatory, Solvegatan 27
221 00 Lund
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY
Australia
EU contribution
€ 295 244
Address
Binara Street Industry House 10
2601 Canberra City Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 187,50
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 125 212
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 306 980
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 402 780,59
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 141 250
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 159,41
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 987,50
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT D'OPTIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUEE IOTA - SUPOPTIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Avenue Augustin Fresnel - Campus Polytechnique - Rd 128 2
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 13 057
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO ASTRONOMICO HISPANO ALEMAN AIE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 82 939,25
Address
Sierra De Los Filabres Sn
04550 Almeria
Activity type
Other