Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy


Research Infrastructures for optical/IR astronomy. The Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for astronomy brings together all the national and international agencies and organisations which fund, support, develop and operate Europe’s facilities for optical and infrared astronomy night-time astronomy. OPTICON provides a framework allowing joint actions to improve the quality of Europe’s infrastructures, to train new astronomers, especially those from Central Europe, in modern new research methods, to develop innovative technologies to enhance research quality, to plan for future developments, and to work towards a strategic plan for Europe’s future research infrastructures.

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 April 2007
  • Project completed
  • 31 March 2008
astronomy research infrastructure infrared