Roadmap community consultation

Request for input: Astronet Science Vision and Infrastructure Roadmap for European Astronomy

Astronet is working on the next Science Vision and Infrastructure Roadmap to include all aspects of European astronomy, with a view to providing an essential resource for national and multi-national planning in astronomy and related sciences. The first draft reports from the Astronet working panels are now available on the website (except for one). Comments, feedback or questions from the community are valuable and helpful in finalising these reports. Please use the feedback survey and the public forum to provide your input. Submissions will continue until 30 April 2021.

Astronet is also consulting with a number of discipline-specific networks within Europe and with those in areas overlapping with Astronomy (such as Astroparticle Physics, Geophysics etc). We are also looking to hold a town hall-type event in Spring 2021 to update the community and address any issues which have been raised. A delivery date for the report to European funding agencies by mid-2021 is anticipated.

The Science Vision and Infrastructure Roadmap, and its working panels, revolves around the research themes listed below. The reports on the cross-cutting themes are still in progress. We will update the website when they become ready.

The first European Science Vision and Infrastructure Roadmap for Astronomy was created by Astronet, supported by  EU funds, in 2007/08, and updated in 2013/14.

The members of the working groups can be found here.

The drafts reports are available individually on each thematic page below.


Astronet webinar 11 June 2021 - Defining a science vision and infrastructure roadmap for European Astronomy

As a next step in developing its science vision, Astronet has held an open webinar to present current status and seek further advice from the European astronomical community via the European Astronomical Society (EAS).  The webinar included an overview of the process from the chair of the Astronet Board, with presentations from the panels who have been working on draft sections, and plenty of time for questions.

The webinar was hosted by the EAS and took place on 11 June, from 8h00 to 13h30 UTC (i.e. 9h-14:30h UK, 10h-15h30 CEST).  

Watch the full webinar here.


If you would like to make comments or suggest input please email the contacts below.