SOLARNET - Integrating High Resolution Solar Physics
This project aims at integrating the major European infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics. The following actions will be taken: (i) realise transnational access to all European users; (ii) integrate small communities and foster European collaboration; (ii) enhance and spread data acquisition and processing expertise to the Europe-wide community; (iii) increase the impact of high-resolution data by offering science-ready data and facilitating their retrieval and usage; (iv) encourage combination of space and ground-based data by providing unified access to pertinent data repositories; (v) foster synergies between observational and theoretical research communities by organising meetings where each presents state-of-the-art methodologies; (vi) train a new generation through student schools, a mobility program, and grant program to attend conferences; (vii) develop innovative post-focus instrumentation; (viii) develop and build next generation devices to correct for atmospheric turbulence; (ix) lay foundations for combined use of synoptic and high-resolution facilities on ground and in space (x) dissemination activities towards society. The project involves all pertinent European research institutions, infrastructures, and data repositories. Together, these represent first-class facilities. The additional participation by private companies and non-European research institutions maximizes the impact on the world-wide scale. In particular, the project achievements will be of principal importance in defining the exploitation of the future 4-meter European Solar Telescope.