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EXPReS Annual Review - 2007 April 17. NA's- Past 12 Month Overview T. Charles Yun EXPReS Project Team JIVE, Coordinating Institution. EXPReS is made possible through the support of the European Commission (DG-INFSO), Sixth Framework Programme, Contract #026642. Agenda

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Expres annual review 2007 april 17

EXPReS Annual Review- 2007 April 17

NA's- Past 12 Month Overview

T. Charles Yun

EXPReS Project Team

JIVE, Coordinating Institution

EXPReS is made possible through the support of the European Commission (DG-INFSO), Sixth Framework Programme, Contract #026642


Expres annual review 2007 april 17

Agenda

09:00-09:30 Introductions / Overview

09:30-11:00 EXPReS Summary for Past 12 Months

20 NA1/NA2/NA3/NA4- Network Activities and Management

20 SA1- Production e-VLBI Service

20 SA2- Network Provision for a Global e-VLBI Array

20 JRA1- Future Arrays of Broadband Radio Telescop on Internet Computing

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-11:45 External User: Benefits and capabilities of e-VLBI

11:45-12:30 Comments from E.C. on morning

12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:00 Financial Overview for Past 12 Months

14:00-15:15 Overview of project next 18 Months

15:15-16:00 Open Discussion

16:00-16:20 Reviewer Internal Meeting

16:20-16:30 First Feedback to the team

16:30 Conclusion / End of First Year Review

EXPReS Annual Review


Some of the faces of expres

Introduction

(some of) The Faces of EXPReS

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Expres timeline

Introduction

EXPReS Timeline

EXPReS Annual Review


Na1 management of i3

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

NA1- Management of I3

  • Distribution of Period 1 funding (covered later)

  • Board Meeting

    • Selection of Chair and Vice-Chair

    • Confirmation of Coordinator

  • Project Kickoff Meeting

    • Basic communication pathways for the project

      • Contact names/info, mailing lists

  • Addendum to the Consortium Agreement

  • Makeup of the Project Office

    • Reporting, communications

EXPReS Annual Review


Na1 the project office

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

NA1- the Project Office

  • Project Coordinator

    • Mike Garrett, Huib Jan van Langevelde

    • The switch has been signaled to the EC and the Project Office has received a letter recognizing the change.

  • Administrative Assistant

    • Diana van Dijk (month 1)

  • Project Manager

    • T. Charles Yun (month 6)

  • With the completion of the full project office, communication and reporting with the EC should be more effective and reliable

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Na1 amendment to consort agmt

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

NA1- Amendment to Consort. Agmt

  • Changes to the Consortium Agreement were proposed at the Board Meeting

    • Creating a formal Amendment was the procedural solution

    • The board discussed the text to be modified as well as the reasons and reasoning for the changes

  • In total, eight amendments were accepted and verbally approved by the board

    • A "signable" legal document followed after several cycles of legal formatting

  • All partners have signed the Consortium Agreement as well as the Amendment to the Consortium Agreement

    • Copies of the signed documents are held by the Project Office

EXPReS Annual Review


Na2 evn nren forum

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

NA2- EVN-NREN Forum

  • EVN-NREN = European VLBI Network - National Research and Education Networks

  • John Chevers, DANTE

  • Purpose:

    • Support and encourage discussion on topics relating to network implementation of telescopes and performance experienced by e-VLBI traffic between members of the astronomy and networking communities

  • Activities

    • EVN-NREN Meeting, May 2006

    • NREN cooperation with SMART-1 observation

  • NREN Partners

    • GEANT2 (Europe) via DANTE

    • SURFnet6 (Netherlands) via SURFnet

    • PIONEER (Poland) via PSNC

    • AARNet3 (Australia) via AARNet

    • South American network’s participation in SMART-1

EXPReS Annual Review


Geant2

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

GEANT2

EXPReS Annual Review


Surfnet6

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

SURFNet6

EXPReS Annual Review


Pioneer

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

PIONEER

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Aarnet3

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

AARNet3

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List of 19 nrens
List of 19 NRENs

EXPReS Annual Review


Smart 1 observation 2006 sept

ESA 2002

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

SMART-1 Observation, 2006 Sept

  • e-VLBI is used to monitor SMART-1’s controlled impact on the surface of the moon.

  • Radio telescopes, led by European radio astronomers from JIVE recorded key data during its final moments and impact.

  • Successes:

    • 10 usec accuracy of impact (+/- 2 cm)

    • Networked transport of data

    • Coordination and cooperation between telescopes, astronomers and inter/national backbone networks

    • e-VLBI in support of space operations

EXPReS Annual Review


Na3 evsag

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

NA3- eVSAG

  • eVSAG = e-VLBI Science Advisory Group

  • John Conway

  • Purpose

    • to be a forum to discuss the science use of e-VLBI, give a user perspective on the relative priorities for technical development and give science-based policy advice to other parts of EXPReS or the EVN in general

  • Meetings

    • e-VLBI progress and strategy to the EVN board of directors; Florence, Italy; May 2006

    • e-VLBI update to the EVN board of directors, Dwingeloo, the Netherlands, Nov 2006

    • eVSAG meeting; Dwingeloo, the Netherlands; Nov 2006

EXPReS Annual Review


Na3 e vlbi observation

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

NA3- e-VLBI Observation

  • The e-VLBI observation schedule is coordinated via the eVSAG chair. Summary of past year's observation schedule:

EXPReS Annual Review


Science publications

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

Science Publications

EXPReS Annual Review


Na4 public outreach

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

NA4- Public Outreach

  • Purpose:

    • to develop a coherent and visible outreach programme profiling EXPReS to astronomers, diverse researchers and the general public both nationally and internationally

  • Activity highlights:

    • General project website

    • Project wiki with public and secured areas

    • Press releases, posters, support for news and radio articles

    • Project brochure, distributed to partners

EXPReS Annual Review


Expres public online presence

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

EXPReS Public Online Presence

http://www.expres-eu.org/

  • The EXPReS website is the public’s interface into the project. From this point general, scientific and technical information is accessible.

  • Many of the physical publications produced by the project are available for download

  • The EXPReS wiki is a dynamic forum where project members create and edit project related information.

EXPReS Annual Review


General publications

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

General Publications

EXPReS Annual Review


Expres project site wiki

NA 1, 2, 3, and 4: Past 12 Month Review

EXPReS Project Site- wiki

EXPReS Annual Review


Na1 deliverables
NA1 Deliverables

EXPReS Annual Review


Na2 deliverables
NA2 Deliverables

EXPReS Annual Review


Na3 deliverables
NA3 Deliverables

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Na4 deliverables
NA4 Deliverables

EXPReS Annual Review


Expres annual review 2007 april 17

Agenda

09:00-09:30 Introductions / Overview

09:30-11:00 EXPReS Summary for Past 12 Months

20 NA1/NA2/NA3/NA4- Network Activities and Management

20 SA1- Production e-VLBI Service

20 SA2- Network Provision for a Global e-VLBI Array

20 JRA1- Future Arrays of Broadband Radio Telescop on Internet Computing

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-11:45 External User: Benefits and capabilities of e-VLBI

11:45-12:30 Comments from E.C. on morning

12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:00 Financial Overview for Past 12 Months

14:00-15:15 Overview of project next 18 Months

15:15-16:00 Open Discussion

16:00-16:20 Reviewer Internal Meeting

16:20-16:30 First Feedback to the team

16:30 Conclusion / End of First Year Review

EXPReS Annual Review


Questions answers

Conclusion

Questions/Answers

  • Contact information

    T. Charles Yun

    Project Manager

    EXPReS (JIVE)

    tcyun at jive dot nl

  • Additional Information

    http://expres-eu.org/ [note: only one “s”]

    http://www.jive.nl/

  • EXPReS is made possible through the support of the European Commission (DG-INFSO), Sixth Framework Programme, Contract #026642

EXPReS Annual Review


Expres

Conclusion

EXPReS

EXPReS Annual Review