Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RADIONET3)
Research Project, 2012 – 2015

RadioNet is an I3 that coordinates all of Europes leading radio astronomy facilities in an integrated cooperation to achieve transformational improvement in the quality and quantity of the scientific research of European astronomers. RadioNet3 includes 27 partners operating world-class radio telescopes and/or performing cutting-edge R&D in a wide range of technology fields important for radio astronomy.RadioNet3 proposes a work plan that is structured into 7 NAs, 9 TNAs and 4 JRAs with the aim to integrate and optimise the use and development of European radio astronomy infrastructures. The general goals of RadioNet3 are to:- facilitate, for a growing community of European researchers, access to the complete range of Europes world-leading radio-astronomical facilities, including the ALMA telescope- secure a long-term perspective on scientific and technical developments in radio astronomy, pooling resources and expertise that exist among the partners- stimulate new R&D activities for the existing radio infrastructures in synergy with ALMA and the SKA- contribute to the implementation of the vision of the ASTRONET Strategic Plan for European Astronomy by building a sustainable and world leading radio astronomical research community.RadioNet3 builds on the success of two preceeding I3s under FP6 and FP7, but it also takes a leap forward as it includes facilitation of research with ALMA via a dedicated NA, and 4 pathfinders for the SKA in its TNA Program. It has a transparent and efficient management structure designed to optimally support the implementation of the project.RadioNet is now recognized by funding agencies and international project consortia as the European entity representing radio astronomy and facilitating the access to and exploitation of excellent facilities in this field. This is of paramount importance, as a dedicated, formal European radio astronomy organisation to coordinate and serve the needs of this community does not yet exist.


John Conway (contact)

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Onsala Space Observatory


Aalto University

Espoo, Finland

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Canberra, Australia

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Garching, Germany

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur

Munchen, Germany

Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM)

Grenoble, 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 Society

München, Germany

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

Stichting International Lofar Telescope

Dwingeloo, Netherlands

University of Alcalá

Alcala De Henares/Madrid, Spain

University of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

University of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

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 Turku

Åbo, Finland

Ventspils Augstskola

Ventspils, Latvia


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/283393
Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2015


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