RadioNet is a consortium of leading institutions in Europe, Republic of Korea and South Africa, integrating at European level world-class infrastructures for research in radio astronomy. RadioNet fosters a sustainable research environment. RadioNet leverages the capabilities of its partners on European scale. RadioNet is a project funded in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 program ( Integrating Activities for Advanced Communities). In fact, RadioNet is widely regarded to represent the interests of radio astronomy in Europe.
Based on a suite of actions, RadioNet fosters a sustainable research environment. Building on national investments and commitments to operate the facilities, RadioNet leverages the capabilities on a European scale.
The proposed actions include:
- to European telescope facilities: financial support for offering merit based transnational access to world class telescope facilities and support for innovative joint research towards maintaining a technical standard of excellence
- to astronomers, engineers, students: comprehensive networking and training opportunities
- to policy and decision makers: coordination of European radio astronomy policy, development, and training
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.