RadioNet came to an end on 31 December 2020, completing over 20 years of a remarkably successful series of EU-supported projects. During these years, RadioNet evolved into a widely-recognized consortium offering competitive European infrastructures in the range from sub-mm to meter waves. RadioNet also fostered Europe-wide collaboration in innovative technical development and it helped to [...]
EC Press Release: European Union and African Union join forces to empower a new generation of African research talents
The European Union has announced the launch of the “African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence” (ARISE) Pilot Programme with a contribution of €25 million. ARISE will enable early career African scientists in delivering cutting-edge research across Africa. Find the full press release here.
The Commission welcomes the political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on Horizon Europe, the largest transnational programme ever supporting research and innovation. Read the European Commission´s full press release here.
On December 11, 2020, the Council adopted a set of conclusions on the European Research Area (ERA) in the years to come. These conclusions, together with the Commission communication entitled A new ERA for research and innovation, are two key milestones in efforts to build a common research area that is more tangible and impactful for researchers, innovators [...]
The URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) in 2021 will be held from August 28 until September 4, 2021. It will be run in Rome, if COVID conditions allow it - otherwise as hybrid or online event. Find further details on the conference website. We would like to draw special attention to the [...]
At their last meeting on November 27, 2020 under the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, European research ministers set the course for research and innovation to support Europe’s economic recovery. There is a commitment to reach a political agreement with the European Parliament on the EU’s spending programmes, including Horizon Europe, before the end of [...]
Great news for the radio and optical community! Under H2020-INFRAIA-2018-2020, the European Commission approved the new project OPTICON RadioNet Pilot (ORP), which mobilizes the two flagship communities of advanced radio and optical/infrared astronomy. Jean-Gabriel Cuby (CNRS) will be the coordinator of this prestigious project. Gerry Gilmore (University of Cambridge) will be scientific coordinator of the OPTICON [...]
From November 8 to 12, 2020, the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference, which was originally planned to be organized in Granada, Spain, was held online due to the restrictions imposed by the corona pandemic. RadioNet has contributed financial support to make this new format a success for the 580 registered participants. The [...]
The world-famous Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will be decommissioned and demolished after the conclusion that the facility is at risk of a collapse. This will bring an end to the popular 57-year-old telescope. The decision comes after two major cables failed at the facility within the last few months, causing significant damage to the observatory. The [...]
From 2-6 November, JIVE hosted the online CASA-VLBI workshop, over 200 people from around the world registered for this free workshop. The workshop was entirely educational. The lecture covered a broad range of topics and levels from the basics of CASA, through calibration of VLBI observations, imaging and data processing up to the future of [...]