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 this workshop and researchers, engineers, industry and funders will discuss in further detail the priority actions identified in this document.
The workshop will start with a video-streamed "Radio Astronomy Concert". Children from England and Ghana will perform a song that demonstrates the basic principles of radio astronomy. Thus, this amazing scientific discipline will be made accessible for non-scientists.
Please find the provisional agenda here: http://www.aerap.org/archivos_subidos/provisional_agenda_aerap_events_at_esgc2_21feb.pdf