ESCAPE Project on Open Science

Published: 23 Nov 2018
The Next Generation Transit Survey

The European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures (ESCAPE) project has received funding of €16 million through the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme of the European Union. The ESCAPE project will combine the efforts of participating institutions to make data and software in multi-messenger astronomy and accelerator-driven particle physics open, accessible and interoperable. As a member of the ESCAPE project, ESO will focus on developing Deep Learning techniques to enhance the content of its Science Archives for the La Silla Paranal and ALMA observatories, and on supporting Virtual Observatory activities across Europe.

The project is led by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS; Principal Investigator: Giovanni Lamanna, Director of the CNRS laboratory LAPP) and will be launched in the first quarter of 2019.

More details on the ESCAPE project are available here.