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Project: ENAbling Green E-science for SKA - Capacitation and Sustainability of Portuguese participation in the SKA with radioastronomy as an Innovation Open Living Lab

Acronym: ENGAGE SKA
Main Objective:
This proposal sets up a capacitation and sustainability plan for a Green e-Science
Infrastructure fostering Portugal participation in the ESFRI SKA project along the Big Data and Green Power axis, that will act as a driver for smart and sustainable growth along some of the less developed regions of Portugal taking radioastronomy as an
Innovation Open Living Lab. SKA is a global, unparalleled project not only because of its ambitious scientific goals, its overwhelming infrastructure (spreading through 3 continents, capable of outputting more data than the entire World Internet traffic) but
because it will be built through phases, each giving the opportunity for transformational science with cutting-edge technology. In 2016, the European Commission classified SKA as an ESFRI Landmark project. Portugal has secured key contributions in the SKA consortia, having a strong opportunity to effectively participate in the construction and scientific exploration phases.


Eligible Costs: 3 859 076,89 € (Total) / 983 475,29€ (IT)

Funding (FEDER - COMPETE 2020): 3 280 215,37€ (Total) / 835 954,00€ (IT)

Funding (Orçamento de Estado - OE): 578 861,52€ (Total) / 147 521,29€ (IT)
Reference: 022217
Funding: FCT/POCI, P2020
Start Date: 01-05-2017
End Date: 29-04-2020
Team: Domingos da Silva Barbosa, José Miguel da Silva Bergano, Bruno David Fernandes Coelho, Diogo José Domingues Regateiro, Joao Paulo da Silva Barraca, Diogo Nuno Pereira Gomes, Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar
Groups: Integrated Circuits – Av, Telecommunications and Networking – Av
Partners: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade de Évora
Local Coordinator: Domingos da Silva Barbosa
Links: https://www.facebook.com/engage.ska.portugal/
Associated Publications