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AENEAS

Advanced European Network of E-infrastructures for Astronomy with the SKA

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 community. By the same token, the large scale, rate, and complexity of data the SKA will generate, present challenges in data management, computing, and networking that are similarly world-leading. SKA Regional Centres (SRC) like the ESDC will be a vital resource to enable the community to take advantage of the scientific potential of the SKA. Within the tiered SKA operational model, the SRCs will provide essential functionality which is not currently provisioned within the directly operated SKA facilities. AENEAS brings together all the European member states currently part of the SKA project as well as potential future EU SKA national partners, the SKA Organisation itself, and a larger group of international partners including the two host countries Australia and South Africa.

Partners

ASTRON, Netherlands
Project Coordinator

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
The contact person is Thomas Fieseler t.fieseler@fz-juelich.de

and 26 further organisations.


AENEAS is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement 731016.

The grant period is January 2017 until December 2019.

More detailed information about the project is available at the project's homepage.


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