EST moves forward to the Preparatory Phase*
The Preparatory Phase of the European Solar Telescope (PRE-EST) has recently been approved under the H2020 framework. This 4-years project involves 23 research institutions from 16 countries and will officially starts next April 2017.
Thanks to PRE-EST, the Consortium will analyze and establish the best suitable legal and governance structure for this new European infrastructure and will explore the funding schemes that guarantee the construction and operation of EST. In addition, PRE-EST will also allow to finalize the telescope design, moving EST one step closer to reality.
*Call: H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2017 Development and long-term sustainability of new pan-European research infrastructures; Topic: INFRADEV-02-2016; Type of action: Coordination and Support Actions