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... thanks to the already allocated observing time at these facilities ensured by the participants’ successful proposals. The institutes participating in this proposal are, for the EU Member States: - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica – Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, (National Institute of Astrophysics – Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte), Napoli – Italy (INAF-OAC); - University of Du ...
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Galaxy evolution in dense environments (Fornax)

Start date: 01 Oct 2016, End date: 30 Sep 2021,

The Universe around us is populated with galaxies, each containing from millions to tens of billions of individual stars. Far from being immutable, galaxies undergo profound changes as they age. Their evolution depends on their position in the cosmic web, a network of sheets and filaments of matter that stretches across the entire Universe. The goal of FORNAX is to study the evolution of galaxies ...
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SUrvey Network for Deep Imaging Analysis and Learning (SUNDIAL)

Start date: 01 Apr 2017, End date: 31 Mar 2021,

Though Big Data has become common in many domains nowadays, the challenges to develop efficient and automated mining of the ever increasing data sets by new generations of data scientists are eminent. These challenges span wide swathes of society, business and research. Astronomers with their high-tech observatories are historically at the forefront of this field, but obviously, the impact in e.g ...
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“Joining up Users for Maximising the Profile, the Innovation and the Necessary Globalisation of JIVE” (JUMPING JIVE) aims to prepare and position European Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) for the SKA era, and to secure the role of JIV-ERIC in the European and global landscape of Research Infrastructures. On a European scale, the proposed activities will raise the profile of JIVE among scie ...
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Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RadioNet)

Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2020,

RadioNet is a consortium of 28 institutions in Europe, Republic of Korea and South Africa, integrating at European level world-class infrastructures for research in radio astronomy. These include radio telescopes, telescope arrays, data archives and the globally operating European Network for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (EVN). RadioNet is de facto widely regarded to represent the interests o ...
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Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)

Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2020,

Europe has become a global leader in optical-near infrared astronomy through excellence in space and ground-based experimental and theoretical research. While the major infrastructures are delivered through major national and multi-national agencies (ESO, ESA) their continuing scientific competitiveness requires a strong community of scientists and technologists distributed across Europe’s nations ...
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Astronomy Fellowships in Italy 2 (AstroFIt2)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 31 Aug 2020,

INAF, the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics is proposing AstroFIt-2 in order to support transnational brain circulation of young researchers, by means of 18 Incoming Mobility 3-year fellowships to be issued in two calls, each of 9 fellows, to be carried out at the 17 INAF Research Centers across Italy.INAF, the Italian government’s public research body that promotes, performs and coordin ...
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The objective of the AENEAS project is to develop a concept and design for a distributed, federated European Science Data Centre (ESDC) to support the astronomical community in achieving the scientific goals of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The scientific potential of the SKA radio telescope is unprecedented and represents one of the highest priorities for the international scientific communit ...
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EUROPLANET 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 31 Aug 2019,

The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI) will address key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area. Its Transnational Access activities will provide access to world-leading laboratory facilities that simulate conditions found on planetar ...
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The goal of AARC2 is to design an AAI framework to develop interoperable AAI, to enable researchers to access the whole research and infrastructure service portfolio with one login. AARC2's objectives are:1. enable federated access in research communities participating in AARC22. assist research communities to map their requirements to concrete service offerings3. support research (e-)infrastructu ...
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Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster (ASTERICS)

Start date: 01 May 2015, End date: 30 Apr 2019,

ASTERICS (Astronomy ESFRI & Research Infrastructure Cluster) aims to address the cross-cutting synergies and common challenges shared by the various Astronomy ESFRI facilities (SKA, CTA, KM3Net & E-ELT). It brings together for the first time, the astronomy, astrophysics and particle astrophysics communities, in addition to other related research infrastructures. The major objectives of ASTERICS ar ...
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Integrated Activities for the High Energy Astrophysics Domain (AHEAD)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 28 Feb 2019,

We propose a set of integrated Activities in the High Energy Astrophysics Domain (AHEAD) in response to the INFRAIA-2014-2015 call Research Infrastructures for High EnergyAstrophysics.The overall objective of AHEAD is to integrate national efforts in high-energy Astrophysics and to promote the domain at the European level, to keep its community at the cutting edge of science and technology in this ...
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The EOSCpilot project will support the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as described in the EC Communication on European Cloud Initiatives [2016]. • It will establish the governance framework for the EOSC and contribute to the development of European open science policy and best practice; • It will develop a number of pilots that integrate service ...
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Planetary Protection of Outer Solar System (PPOSS)

Start date: 01 Jan 2016, End date: 31 Dec 2018,

While significant effort has been and is being provided to address planetary protection in the context of inner Solar System exploration, and in particular Mars, PPOSS will allow tackling the scientific, technological and policy-making specifics of Planetary Protection (biological and organic contamination) of outer solar system bodies, including small solar system bodies. Through an intensive th ...
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European Exascale System Interconnect and Storage (ExaNeSt)

Start date: 01 Dec 2015, End date: 30 Nov 2018,

ExaNeSt will develop, evaluate, and prototype the physical platform and architectural solution for a unified Communication and Storage Interconnect and the physical rack and environmental structures required to deliver European Exascale Systems. The consortium brings technology, skills, and knowledge across the entire value chain from computing IP to packaging and system deployment; and from opera ...
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Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area (GENERA)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 31 Aug 2018,

With the main goal to address gender equality in Research & Innovation the proposing GENERA (Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area) consortium has been formed to apply a bottom-up approach to enhance gender equality in the field of physics research as a benchmark for other sciences. Physics is a research field with a low representation of female researchers and a masculine image, s ...
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Cosmological simulations of radio bright plasmas (Cosmo Plasmas)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 31 Aug 2018,

Merging galaxy clusters are among the most energetic events in the Universe. Their interaction generates shocks and turbulence in the ionised cluster medium, driving the amplification of magnetic fields and the acceleration of relativistic particles. This leads to the formation of large diffuse radio sources in some clusters. The next generation of radio telescopes, including the European LOFAR o ...
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Getting Ready for EST (GREST)

Start date: 01 Jun 2015, End date: 31 May 2018,

The present project is intended to take the European Solar Telescope (EST) to the next level of development by undertaking crucial activities to improve the performance of current state-of-the-art instrumentation. Legal, industrial and socio-economic issues will also be addressed, as key questions for the attainment of EST. The particular developments and strategic tasks proposed here can be summa ...
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The European Space Agency has invested heavily in two cornerstone missions: Herschel and Planck. These space observatories provide us with an unprecedented opportunity to study, at far infrared wavelengths, the cold Universe beyond our Galaxy. As these missions come to an end (2013) they will leave a huge legacy data set that we intend to exploit by utilising the complimentary expert skills of res ...
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Mass accretion and ejection in transitional millisecond pulsars (TMSP)

Start date: 04 Apr 2016, End date: 03 Apr 2018,

The behaviour of matter under extreme conditions and the reason why accretion onto many astrophysical objects is accompanied by outflows of plasma like jets, are key questions of astrophysical research. Neutron stars (NSs) are prime laboratories for this investigation. They are the solid-surface bodies in which the most extreme conditions of gravity, density, pressure and magnetization are realiz ...
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The goals of the UPWARDS project match the topics, challenges and scope of the Compet-8-2014 call. UPWARDS has as its overarching objective the revision and exploitation of data from the European Mars Express (MEx) mission as well as other Martian missions using a synergistic combination of state-of-the-art atmospheric/subsurface models and novel retrieval tools. UPWARDS will 1) address major open ...
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Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs), the most powerful and distant objects ever observed so far, are fascinating objects due to their still unexplained relativistic outburst mechanism. GRBs are observed much further than SNe Ia, which are the most robust probes of the accelerating Universe and whose discovery was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2011. For this reason, GRBscan be used to test cosmological models. Di ...
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Sample return missions (SRMs) are a critical next step in our exploration of the Solar System and are identified as strategic missions by international space agencies. Europe has a very strong legacy in the curation and research of precious extraterrestrial materials. To maintain European leadership and ensure high-level involvement in future SRMs, a dedicated European Sample Curation Facility (ES ...
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"We propose to carry out an FP7 collaborative project to provide the first ever quantitative answer to one fundamental age-old question of mankind: ‘How common are Earth analogs in our Galaxy?’. We will achieve our goal by combining the unprecedented photometric precision of NASA’s Kepler mission, the unrivalled precision of ground-based radial-velocities from the HARPS-N spectrograph, and ESA’s G ...
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SOCIETY (in Search Of Certainty – Interactive Event To inspire Young People) European Researchers' Night events will take place in 5 cities (Bologna, Forlì, Cesena, Ravenna and Rimini). SOCIETY aims to present research as the best tool to investigate solutions, ideas and innovations to sort out the Societal Challenges that human beings face. In order to achieve its objectives, SOCIETY will rely ...
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The first stars and galaxies (FIRST)

Start date: 01 Oct 2012, End date: 30 Sep 2017,

The FIRST proposal has the goal of investigating the nature and properties of the first stars and galaxies. The project will exploit synergies between observational cosmology, galaxy formation and stellar evolution.Observations made using large ground-based and space-borne telescopes have probed cosmic history all the way from the present-day to ~ 700 million years after the Big Bang. Earlier on l ...
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Impacts of near-Earth objects (NEOs) have contributed to mass extinctions and evolution, and it is a proven fact that NEOs will continue to hit the Earth at irregular intervals in the future, with the potential for catastrophic damage to life and property. With the experience and results gained from the NEOShield project we are now very well equipped to address all aspects of this call, including ...
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The INDIGO-DataCloud project (INDIGO for short) aims at developing a data/computing platform targeted at scientific communities, deployable on multiple hardware, and provisioned over hybrid (private or public) e-infrastructures. This platform will be built by leading European developers, resource providers, e-infrastructures and scientific communities in order to ensure its successful exploitation ...
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"Galaxy redshift surveys have been central in establishing the current successful cosmological model. Reconstructing the large-scale distribution of galaxies in space and time, they provide us with a unique probe of the basic constituents of the Universe, their evolution and the background fundamental physics. A new generation of even larger surveys is planned for the starting decade, with the aim ...
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Gaia European Network for Improved data User Services (GENIUS)

Start date: 20 Sep 2013, End date: 01 Apr 2017,

GENIUS is designed to boost the impact of the next European breakthrough in astrophysics, the Gaia astrometric mission. Gaia is an ESA Cornerstone mission scheduled for launch in October 2013 and aims at producing the most accurate andcomplete 3D map of the Milky Way to date. A pan-European consortium named DPAC is working on the implementation of the Gaia data processing, of which the final resul ...
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High-Resolution Solar Physics Network (SOLARNET)

Start date: 01 Apr 2013, End date: 31 Mar 2017,

This project aims at integrating the major European infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics. The following actions will be taken: (i) realise Trans-national Access to external European users; (ii) enhance and spread data acquisition and processing expertise to the Europe-wide community; (iii) increase the impact of high-resolution data by offering science-ready data and facil ...
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"The stellar mass content of galaxies is a key parameter to determine their properties and assess their evolution (e.g. via evolution of the stellar mass function [SMF] and scaling relations). However, our ability to measure stellar masses is limited by large systematic uncertainties and biases, which can reach up to factors of several for the youngest and most actively star-forming galaxies. One ...
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The biggest future challenge for astronomers, cosmologists and particle physicists is to determine the nature of the two main components of our universe: dark matter and dark energy. With this goal in mind and fortified by the new results of the Planck satellite, European, American, and Japanese Institutes, space agencies, and governments have invested in new missions that are about to see their f ...
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CROSS DRIVE targets on creating the foundations for collaborative distributed virtual workspaces for European space science. Space exploration missions have produced huge data sets of potentially immense value for research as well as planning and operating future missions. However, currently expert teams, data and tools are fragmented, leaving little scope for unlocking this value through collabo ...
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Exploring the X-ray Transient and variable Sky (EXTRAS)

Start date: 20 Sep 2013, End date: 01 Jan 2017,

A wide diversity of astrophysical phenomena - from stellar flares in the solar neighborhood to accretion in galactic nuclei at cosmological distances - are characterized by flux and spectral changes on time scales ranging from a fraction of a second to several years. Every day, observing facilities with time-resolved imaging capabilities collect huge amounts of potentially interesting information, ...
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Flare Chromospheres: Observations, Models and Archives (F-CHROMA)

Start date: 24 Sep 2013, End date: 01 Jan 2017,

We propose a focused space-based and ground-based multi-mode, multi-wavelength study of solar flares - the most intense energy release events in the solar system. We will center our attention on the flare chromosphere, from which most of the radiation originates. This work calls on space-based and ground-based observations, plus theoretical and modeling expertise. The project will have two major o ...
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Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)

Start date: 01 Jan 2013, End date: 31 Dec 2016,

Optical-infrared astronomy in Europe is in a state of transition and opportunity, with the goal of a viable structured European scale community in sight. A strong astronomical community requires access to state of the art infrastructures (telescopes), equipped with the best possible instrumentation, and with that access being open to all on a basis of competitive excellence. Further, the community ...
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Observations of oscillations on the solar and stellar surfaces have emerged as a unique and extremely powerful tool to gain information on, and understanding of, the processes in the Sun and stars, and the origin of the variability in the solar and stellar output.Through helio- and asteroseismology detailed inferences of the internal structure and rotation of the Sun, and extensive information on ...
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Unveiling the power of the deepest images of the Universe (ASTRODEEP)

Start date: 01 Jan 2013, End date: 31 Dec 2016,

"ASTRODEEP is a co-ordinated and comprehensive program of i) algorithm/software development and testing; ii) data reduction/release, and iii) scientific data validation/analysis aimed at making Europe the world leader in the exploitation of the deepest multi-frequency data. We will focus on 5 key extra-galactic survey fields, the target of public observing programs motivated by the desire to under ...
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The Intergalactic Medium as a Cosmological Tool (cosmoIGM)

Start date: 01 Dec 2010, End date: 30 Nov 2016,

The cosmoIGM proposal aims at investigating the role of the Intergalactic Medium (IGM) as a cosmological probe and at exploiting the many IGM-related sinergies between observational cosmology, galaxy formation and fundamental physics. The IGM is a unique cosmological observable as it probes 3/4 of the present age of the universe, it contains up to 80% of the baryons and is sensitive to scales th ...
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