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OPTICON:  OPTICON FP7 Networking Plans John Davies OPTICON Project Scientist FP6 Networking:  FP6 Networking Proposal. 39,160 Keuro 11 Networks. Euro 6,680K (17%) Contract. 19,200 Keuro 6 Networks. Euro 3,718 (19%) Management:  Management Clearly needed. Distributed model works. Impossible to define until. shape/size/membership of consortium is clearer Assume FP6 cost *1.25 = 1,500Keuro ELT Network FP7 Deliverables:  ELT Network FP7 Deliverables Updated Science case documents (2 over FP7 period) Science simulations in each key science area Regular, small, focussed meetings (~4 per year) 1 major community science meeting per year ELT FP7 Network Resources :  ELT FP7 Network Resources Effort 4 People working full-time on ELT science case IMH (lead) + 3 postdoc-level scientists Distributed around Europe Coordinated with other FP7 activity (e.g. AO or instrumentation) Costs per year FTE: ~ 200kE Meetings: 25kE + (4 x 10kE) = 65kE Publication of documents: 20kE (e.g. 2 x 50kE over 5 yrs) Total per year: ~ 285 kE (~1,500 Keuro over FP7) NUVA (UV-Net) FP6 Progress :  NUVA (UV-Net) FP6 Progress Roadmap in good shape and on-schedule: “Fundamental problems in astrophysics. Requirements for UV observatories”, Kluwer-Springer, in press. Joint Discussion during the IAU GA on the impact of stellar (UV) astronomy on cosmological studies and on the understanding of how life-sustainable systems are generated. Conference in “El Escorial”, May 2007 to analyze the instrumentation required to achieve some fundamental goals of modern astronomy. NUVA FP7 objectives:  NUVA FP7 objectives Identification of the key technologies for future UV instrumentation. Identification of key VO compliant tools for the analysis and interpretation of UV data in connection with other spectral domains. Keeping the UV community connected Europe-wide until the end of the HST mission and in the advent of WSO/UV mission. NUVA FP7 deliverables:  NUVA FP7 deliverables Assessment study of the relevant new technologies (gratings, narrow band filters, high sensitivity spectral-imaging techniques, integral field spectroscopy, spectropolarimetry). VO tools to analyze UV data and integrate them within the high redshift UV Universe targeted by the 10-m and ELT telescopes (e.g. characteristic structure scales in matter beams from z=0 to z=6-9). NUVA FP7 Budget & Participants:  NUVA FP7 Budget & Participants Meetings 120 keuro Publications 40keuro Trips & Conferences 40keuro -------------------------------------------------------GRAND TOTAL 200 keuro PARTICIPANTS: PI and budget at UCM (Madrid) otherwise as in FP6 HTRA FP7 Network Costs, PI’s & Participants:  HTRA FP7 Network Costs, PI’s & Participants Estimated costs of ~ €192K for 4 to 5 year project Networks PI’s Don Phelan & Andrew Shearer Key Participants HTRA JRA wider HTRA community including non-EU members Key Technology Network, FP6 Progress:  Key Technology Network, FP6 Progress Core team 13 Members, including JRA chairs 3 Meetings held Associate team formed – 26 members Communications via Email & Twiki web pages Workshops on Optics for ELT Instruments in Rome – published in Astron. Nach. Deformable Mirrors & WHT test-bed in Paris Use of WHT as technology test-bed at ESO Plenary talk at SPIE 2006 in Orlando on Novel Technology for Optical & IR Astronomy Draft Roadmap produced KTN: Objectives for FP7:  KTN: Objectives for FP7 Act as focus for Optical and IR Technology development planning Use themes or JRAs to feed information in JRAs develop their theme networks Filter this information and form linkages for added–value R&D Develop industry links and links to European space and worldwide R&D programmes KTN, Deliverables & Costs:  KTN, Deliverables & Costs Deliverables Series of workshops Capabilities database Updated Technology Roadmaps on 2-yearly cycle Developed interactive website for teams Public webpages Costs As in FP6 with adjustment for inflation (315 Keuro) Lead Agency UKATC FASE. (Future Astronomical Software Environment) FP6 progress:  FASE. (Future Astronomical Software Environment) FP6 progress Monthly phone meetings, Semi-annual face-to-face meetings, Documentation and minutes on Twiki Web site Three main deliverables: High-level requirements. ( Draft version available fall 2005, Internal, written review spring 2006, Final version fall 2006 after community wide review) Achitectural concept document ( Draft available spring 2005, Review expected late 2006 with final version early 2007) Interface specifications (Draft version in spring 2007 based on proto-type work, Final version after review during fall 2007) Documents will be delivered by end 2007 FASE: FP7 objectives:  FASE: FP7 objectives Next natural step is a basic implementation of FP6 derived specifications providing: Single-user, desk-top version with scalability Command line execution of application tasks Links to Python scripting language Easy interface to applications written in C and Fortran Access to legacy applications from IRAF, MIDAS, ... Deliverables for a FP7 activity would be: Detailed design and specifications for environment User level documentation and tutorials Basic implementation of environment as source code with installation procedures for Linux systems FASE: FP7 Resources.:  FASE: FP7 Resources. Implementation requires actual man-power! Estimate of resources (with high uncertainties): 20-40 FTE for software development assuming Major parts of central framework can be obtained from other open source projects (e.g. OpenRTE). This will be checked by proto-types forseen for fall 2006 and winter 2007. Environment is made available for a Linux platform only 20-50% adminstrative software overhead depending on how distributed the developments will be. 10-20 person scientific oversight committee With 50% FP7 funding, this suggests at least 1-2 Meuro Potential participants ESO plus Institutes in Germany, Italy, Netherlands UK, Spain, Finland, and France (plus USA) Interferometry:  Interferometry Included in Interferometry presentation. Natural Continuation of FP6 work Networking component 575 KEuro Telescope Directors Forum. FP6 Progress:  Telescope Directors Forum. FP6 Progress Annual Directors Meetings Oversight of Access programme First steps to Common proposal Software Requirements matrix for new members Promotion of Access programme in CEE Successful Access Office at IAC TDF. FP7 Plans:  TDF. FP7 Plans Objectives Continue Annual Directors Meetings and Oversight of Access programme More efforts at integration and rationalisation in conjunction with Access programme Resources about the same as FP6 + inflation (~200 Keuro) + cost of access office if required. Lead agency and budget holders TBD ‘Research Enhancement’. FP6 Progress:  ‘Research Enhancement’. FP6 Progress Successfull submission of Marie-Curie program (Neon schools: 6 planned 2005-8) Set-up of WG to identify the needs Preliminary plans for specialised training workshops in « new observing techniques » (second half of FP6) Enhancement:  Enhancement FP7 Objectives: Develop the programme further, with support to observing schools of various types More emphasis on life-long training (workshops) Better use of archives (demos…) Organise some events in the East of Europe. FP7 Resources Lead Agency IAP Similar to FP6 plus inflation. ~150Keuro New Outreach Network:  New Outreach Network Objectives Promote role of OPTICON in strengthening European Astronomy. Form a network of outreach professionals to share ideas, tools, contacts, resources Develop a critical mass of media contacts across EU so a ‘single button press’ reaches all European media New Outreach Network:  New Outreach Network Deliverables Presence at IAU, JENAM etc backed up by suitable hardcopy (brochures, DVDs). EU wide workshops of Outreach professionals Fire and forget PR ‘cluster munition’ New Outreach Network:  New Outreach Network Resources 1-2 FTE/year distributed across several sites as ‘part-people’ 50Keuro/year consumables/travel Total ~0.5-1 MEuro Lead Participants; Project Office (WP1) UKATC (WP2), IAC (WP3) Second Generation Proposal and Observing Preparation tools:  Second Generation Proposal and Observing Preparation tools Abstract: Exploit power of new Web technologies Standardise European (and World?) pre-observation data models Build on “Northstar” proposal tool to spread through Opticon and Radionet partners. Bring review/referee process into the web-based workflow Explore possibilities of standards for Observing Preparation. Proposer: UKATC Partners: ASTRON + TDF USA: NRAO + ? Funding: € 500000 over 5 years (want enough effort to do something, not just talk about doing something) In very early stages – discussions with ASTRON next month. New AO network:  New AO network Described in AO presentation Two Networks to strengthen an Science-instrument-AO integrated approach: AO specification/performance & instrument designs: 150k€ AO facilities performance versus science performance: 150k€ One specific AO Network: AO workshops/meetings on hot topics: 250k€ FIN:  FIN

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