Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RADIONET-FP7)

RadioNet is an integrating activity that has pulled together ALL of Europe's leading radio astronomy facilities to produce a focused, coherent and integrated proposals that will significantly enhance the quality and quantity of science performed by European astronomers. RadioNet FP7 has 25 partners. They range from operators of major radio telescope facilities to laboratories that specialise in micro-electronics. This proposal has brought these institutes together in a unique partnership that builds and extends on RadioNet FP6. The programme of work includes: 7 Networking activities, 4 joint research activities and 9 transnational access projects. The three main objectives are to: (i) provide European astronomers access to world-class radio astronomy facilities; (ii) embark on a research and development plan that will further enhance and improve these facilities, and (iii) nurture and support a rapidly growing community of radio astronomers and engineers, so that can fully exploit the upgraded and next generation radio facilities that will become available over the next few years.


Hans Olofsson (contact)

Professor vid Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Galactic Astrophysics


Aalto University

Espoo, Finland

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Garching, Germany

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur

Munchen, Germany

Institut de radioastronomie millimetrique (IRAM)

Saint-Martin D'Heres, France

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica (INAF)

Roma, Italy

Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE)

Dwingeloo, Netherlands

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute

Daejoen, South Korea

Max Planck Institute


National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Charlottesville, USA

National Research Foundation

Pretoria, South Africa

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

Utrecht, Netherlands

Nicolaus Copernicus University

Torun, Poland

Paris Observatory

Paris, France

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Swindon, United Kingdom

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

Shanghai, China

Stichting Astronomisch Onderzoek In Nederland

Dwingeloo, Netherlands

Stichting International Lofar Telescope

Dwingeloo, Netherlands

Universite Bordeaux I

Talence, France

University of Alcalá

Alcala De Henares/Madrid, Spain

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

University of Cologne

Köln, Germany

University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

University of Orléans

Orleans Cedex 2, France

University of Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Rom, Italy

Ventspils Augstskola

Ventspils, Latvia


European Commission (FP7)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2009–2012 with 1,530,849.00 SEK


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