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Preparatory Phase for a Deep Sea Facility in the Mediterranean for Neutrino Astronomy and Associated Sciences

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212525

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    29 February 2012

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 884 531,16

  • EU contribution

    € 5 000 000

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

Objective

In the framework of the KM3NeT Preparatory Phase project the strategic, legal and financial issues are addressed related to the construction of an European deep-sea infrastructure housing a cubic kilometre size Cherenkov neutrino telescope and providing access for deep-sea research. Many technical issues are already addressed in the KM3NeT Design Study, started in 2006, that at the end of its work will deliver a Technical Design Report for the KM3NeT Cherenkov neutrino telescope. KM3NeT has been included in the ESFRI European Roadmap for Research Infrastructures. The Preparatory Phase will provide the grounds to bring the project to its construction stage. The Consortium performing the Preparatory Phase will include the participants involved in the KM3NeT DS. The major stakeholders are present. The work performed in the Preparatory Phase will be structured in work packages aimed at addressing the following issues: political convergence towards a pan European facility; legal, governance and financial engineering; strategic issues and international networking; integration with regional and global marine and environmental systems (i.e. EMSO); preparing the production of the telescope components and the assembly and test of the system; definition of the data handling and dissemination scheme, and the operation of KM3NeT.

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Address

Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 280 000

Administrative Contact

Sarah Cesare (Ms.)

Participants (20)

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 534 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 533 000

UNIVERSITE DE HAUTE ALSACE

France

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 554 000

HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 11 000

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

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 220 000

ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 680 000

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 184 000

DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 32 000

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 447 000

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 19 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 88 000

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 73 000

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 59 000

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 59 000

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 145 000

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 28 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 28 500

STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212525

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    29 February 2012

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 884 531,16

  • EU contribution

    € 5 000 000

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy