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Astroparticle and Oscillations Research with Cosmics in the Abyss (ARCA and ORCA)

Astroparticle and Oscillations Research with Cosmics in the Abyss (ARCA and ORCA)

Objective

KM3NeT is a large Research Infrastructure that will consist of a network of deep-sea neutrino telescopes in the Mediterranean Sea with user ports for earth and sea sciences. The main science objectives, a description of the technology and a summary of the costs are presented in the KM3NeT 2.0 Letter of Intent. Following the appearance of KM3NeT 2.0 on the ESFRI roadmap 2016 and in line with the recommendations of the Assessment Expert Group in 2013, this proposal addresses the Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) to prepare a legal entity for KM3NeT, thereby providing a sustainable solution for the operation of the Research Infrastructure during ten (or more) years. During the EU-funded Design Study (2006 - 2010) and Preparatory Phase (2008-2012), a cost-effective technology was developed, deep-sea sites were selected and the Collaboration was formed. This proposal constitutes a second Preparatory Phase. The project will be carried out within the context of the current KM3NeT Collaboration which already has a provisional implementation of the management and governance of the Research Infrastructure in place. The resources requested will be complemented by the Collaboration.
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Coordinator

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN

Address

Van Vollenhovenlaan 659
3527 Jp Utrecht

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 786 250

Participants (5)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 761 250

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 803 750

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 251 250

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 705 000

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 487 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 739560

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 795 000

  • EU contribution

    € 3 795 000

Coordinated by:

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN

Netherlands