Dr.-Ing. Beatrix VIERKORN-RUDOLPH ESFRI Chair Rome, 1st Octobre 2010. EU Research Infrastructures and their International Dimension. ESFRI - European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. created in 2002 by the Member States and the European Commission
Dr.-Ing. Beatrix VIERKORN-RUDOLPH
Rome, 1st Octobre 2010
EU Research Infrastructures
the European Commission
integration of Europe and to strengthen its
Attractive to excellent researchers from all over the world if they
In the EU: approximately 300 RIs with inter-national relevance, most nationally owned
Present expenditure: > 100 billion € capital +
European component of a world wide in situ global ocean observing system, based on autonomous profiling floats.
The deployment of the global array is under way, with significant contributions from the USA, Japan, China, India, Canada, Australia, and several European countries.
Total construction costs: ~73 M€.
Operation costs: 6.3 M€/year
Platform for biological data collection, storage, annotation, validation, dissemination and utilisation.
Facility will enhance all Life Sciences research and its translation to medicine
Total construction costs: ~470 M€.
Operation costs: ~ 100 M€/year
the goal is to improve our understanding of the non-thermal universe. CTA is the next generation ground-based gammy-ray instrument.
18 partners from various European countries as well as Argentina, Brazil and USA
Total construction costs: ~ 150 M€.
Operation costs: ~ 10 M€/year
CTA – Cherenkov Telescope Array
The Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope will address a range of fundamental astronomy questions and try to answer questions like:
When did the first stars and galaxies form?
How did the galaxies evolve?
Dark energy and dark matter
SKA bring together the astronomy community in Europe, North America and East Asia
Total construction costs: ~ 1.500 M€.
Operation costs: 100 – 150 M€/year
The European Extremely Large Telescope is a new ground-based telescope with 42 m in diameter.
E-ELT will detect and characterise exoplanets, first objects in the universe and evolution history of galaxies, the nature and distribution of dark matter and dark energy
E-ELT will be implemented and operated by ESO; ; the selected site is in Chile; possible partner is Brazil
Total construction costs: ~ 1.000 M€.
Operation costs: ~ 35 M€/year
The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe is a multidisciplinary, cross-national panel database of micro data of health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 30,000 individuals aged 50 or over.
SHARE is harmonised with the US Health and Retirement Study
Operation costs: ~ 300 000 € /year
400 000 € per country and wave
USA, Canada and Brazil have a high scientific and technological capability and need RIs to cope with the Grand Challenges
EU is in the same situation
We should join our efforts and increase our cooperation for the benefit of our scientists
The ESFRI Roadmap: a step in this direction
To reach this, a preview of already existing or planned RIs on both sides could be the starting point