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Preparatory Phase for the European Solar Telescope

Objective

The European Solar Telescope (EST) will be a revolutionary Research Infrastructure that will play a major role in answering key questions in modern Solar Physics. This 4-meter class solar telescope, to be located in the Canary Islands, will provide solar physicists with the most advanced state-of-the-art observing tools to transform our understanding of the complex phenomena that drive the solar magnetic activity. The principal objective of the present Preparatory Phase is to provide both the EST international consortium and the funding agencies with a detailed plan regarding the implementation of EST.

The specific objectives of the proposed preparatory phase are: (1) to explore possible legal frameworks and related governance schemes that can be used by agencies to jointly establish, construct and operate EST as a new research infrastructure, with the implementation of an intermediate temporary organisational structure, as a previous step for future phases of the project; (2) to explore funding schemes and funding sources for EST, including a proposal of financial models to make possible the combination of direct financial and in-kind contributions towards the construction and operation of EST; (3) to compare the two possible sites for EST in the Canary Islands Astronomical Observatories and prepare final site agreements; (4) to engage funding agencies and policy makers for a long-term commitment which guarantees the construction and operation phases of the Telescope; (5) to involve industry in the design of EST key elements to the required level of definition and validation for their final production; (6) to enhance and intensify outreach activities and strategic links with national agencies and the user communities of EST.

To accomplish the aforementioned goals, this 4-year project, promoted by the European Association for Solar Telescopes (EAST) and the PRE-EST consortium, encompassing 23 research institutions from 16 countries, will set up the Project Office

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 415 000

Participants (22)

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR SONNENPHYSIK (KIS)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 397 500
Address
Schoeneckstrasse 6
79104 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 457 500
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 372 500
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TORVERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Via Orazio Raimondo 18
00173 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR ASTROPHYSIK POTSDAM (AIP)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
An Der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO RICERCHE SOLARI LOCARNO
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Via Patocchi 57
6605 Locarno Monti
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
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
€ 18 750
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU - GEODETSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Kaciceva 26
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTRONOMICKY USTAV AV CR
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Fricova 298
25165 Ondrejov
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTE OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Tatranska Lomnica
05960 Vysoke Tatry
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Pl Uniwersytecki 1
50137 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments