The Square Kilometer Array: a large Scale ESFRI Infrastructure
From the Cosmos to the Cities of the future
Cooperation Portugal-África & EU-África
An event to present the SKA and radioastronomy to the European Community, Policy Makers & African Collaborators in the framework of the 8th Partnership EU-Africa Forum.
Venue: Auditório, Fundação das Comunicações, Santos - Lisboa
: Carlos Salema
– Opening: Luisa Mendes, Chair of URSI Portugal, ANACOM
- Scientific infra-structures and PT-EU-Africa cooperation
, Miguel Seabra, President of FCT , Portugal
- "The SKA project : Science, Impact & Opportunities"
, Phil Diamond, Director General of the SKA Organization, United Kingdom
- "The African-Europe Radio Astronomy Platform at the European & African Parliaments"
, Declan Kirrane, ISCintelligence, Belgium
10h15 - coffee-break
- "The SKA project in Africa"
, Daan du Toit, Minister Counselor of South Africa GOV Mission to the European Union, South Africa
- "SKA: An European View"
, Thijs van der Hulst, Chairman of the European SKA Committee, Groningen, NL
- "SKA: the Aperture Array Verification Program"
, Arnold van Ardenne, EU Coordinator of the SKA AAVP, (ASTRON, NL & ONSALA, SE)
- "The Spanish VIA-SKA project: an Iberian Industry-Academia example"
, Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro, Coordinator of VIA-SKA, IAA-CSIC, Spain)
- "Euro-African cooperation in radio astronomy as seen from space: evolution towards SKA and beyond"
, Leonid Gurvits, Head of Space
Science Applications, JIVE, NL
12h45 – Lunch
- "Reviewing Radioastronomy in Portugal : preparing for SKA"
, Sonia Ánton, CICGE-U. Porto.
Industry Anchor talks/Opportunities for Portuguese Industry
- "SKA Drives Innovation and Marker Capitalization in the ICT sector"
, Gerlinde Bedoe, Nokia Siemens Networks
- "SKA and renewable Energy"
, José Amador, Martifer Solar, Portugal.
- "SKA and Space Exploration"
, Rui Melo e Paulo Guedes, Critical Software
Education & Outreach
- "Astronomy for Development: The cases of Universe Awareness and Galileo Teacher Training Programme", PDF1
, Pedro Russo, (UNAWE-IAU, Leiden, NL) and Rosa Doran, (NUCLIO, PT)
- H2020 (TBD) & Closure
URSI- ANACOM, CICGE- U. Porto, IT
Domingos Barbosa, Sonia Antón, Dalmiro Maia