High-Resolution Solar Physics Network (SOLARNET)

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Project Details

Start date: 01/04/2013
End date: 31/03/2017
Funding: 8199361 EUR


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) enhanceand spread data acquisition and processing expertise to the Europe-wide community;
(iii) increase the impactof high-resolution data by offering science-ready data and facilitating their retrieval and usage;
(iv) encouragecombination of space and ground-based data by providing unified access to pertinent data repositories;
(v) fostersynergies between different research communities by organising meetings where each presents state-of-the-artmethodologies;
(vi) train a new generation of solar researchers through setting up schools and an ambitiousmobility programme;
(vii) develop prototypes for new-generation post-focus instruments;
(vii) study local andnon-local atmospheric turbulence, their impact on image quality, and ways to negate their effects;
(viii) improvethe performance of existing telescopes;
(ix) improve designs of future large European ground-and space-basedsolar telescopes;
(x) lay foundations for combined use of facilities around the world and in space;
(xi) reinforcepartnership with industry to promote technology transfer through existing networks; and
(xii) disseminationactivities towards society.The project involves all pertinent European research institutions, infrastructures, and data repositories. Together, these represent first-class facilities. The additional participation by private companies and non-Europeanresearch institutions maximizes the impact on the world-wide scale. In particular, the project achievements will beof principal importance in defining the exploitation of the future 4-meter European Solar Telescope.

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