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Optical Infrared Co-Ordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)

Principal Investigator
Gerry Gilmore (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

The OPTical Infrared Coordination Network for astronomy (OPTICON) brings together all the international and national organizations which fund, operate and develop Europe’s major optical and infrared astronomical infrastructures, together with several world class facilities for solar astronomy located in the Canarian Observatories. OPTICON will incorporate networking, trans-national access and Joint Research Activities (JRA).

Project website

1 January 2004
31 December 2008

Funding Institution
European Commission

European Union  Sixth Framework Programme

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia