New project factsheets: Materials sciences & Analytical Facilities: ESTEEM2, CALIPSO; Environment and Earth Sciences: EUFAR2, EUROFLEETS2, FixO3; Social Sciences and Humanities:InGRID, RISIS; Engineering and Energy: SFERA-II; Physics and Astronomy:Solarnet
12 December 2014
The collaboration of telescopes around the globe, involved in measuring celestial objects at radio frequencies, will now be easier and more efficient. On 12 December 2014, the European Commission decided to allow them to form a European consortium.
The Roadmap 2016 update process was launched in September 2014 in Trieste. In the framework of this update, ESFRI is expecting proposals for new (or major upgrades of) research infrastructures of pan-European interest corresponding to the long term needs of the European research communities, covering all scientific areas. Proposals can be submitted until 31rst March 2015.
In parallel, ESFRI will carry out an in-depth analysis of the research infrastructure landscape in all scientific fields in Europe. The landscape analysis will provide a comprehensive picture of the existing research infrastructures of pan-European scope, including the national/regional research infrastructures that operate international open access.
More information on the roadmap update process and how to submit a proposal
The main objective of the action is to endow Europe with world-class research infrastructures which are accessible to all researchers in Europe and beyond and fully exploit their potential for scientific advance and innovation.
Four calls are open with a budget of 277 million € for 2014:
Three calls closed on 14 January 2015: INFRADEV-3-2015: individual implementation and operation of ESFRI projects; EINFRA-5-2015: Centres of excellence for computing applications and EINFRA-9-2015: e-infrastructures for virtual research environments.
Next call deadline: 21 April 2015: H2020-INFRADEV-1-2015-2: developing new world-class research infrastructures (Preparatory Phase of ESFRI projects); H2020-INFRASUPP-2015-2: Support to innovation, human resources, policy and international cooperation (Innovative procurement pilot action in the field of scientific instrumentation)
Commission Decision C(2013) 8199 of 10 December 2013 authorizing the use of reimbursement on the basis of unit costs for transnational access.