Researchers, engineers, industry and funders will discuss priority actions for the future of African- European radio astronomy cooperation.
The African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP) is a stakeholder forum convened to define research action plans across the wide range of technological areas that will be essential for the future of radio astronomy. The “Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation” will be the first of these action plans. It will include strategic objectives, specific actions and suitable funding opportunities for each of the priority areas for African-European radio astronomy cooperation (e.g.: ICT, renewable energies, African VLBI, human capital development and training). The “Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation” will be presented during the first part of this workshop on 6 March. In this second part, AERAP stakeholders and other participants will have the occasion to discuss their ideas for implementing the Framework Programme and initiate the process of consortium building.
Please find the provisional agenda for the AERAP workshop here: http://www.aerap.org/archivos_subidos/provisional_agenda_aerap_events_at_esgc2_21feb.pdf