Sustainable E-science: Capacity Building dnd Smart Growth for Portuguese Participation in the Square Kilometer Array, with Radio Astronomy as an Open Innovation Laboratory
The ENGAGE SKA project sets up a capacitation and sustainability plan for a Green e-Science Infrastructure fostering Portugal participation in the SKA project along the Big Data and Green Power axis: it will act as a driver for a smart and sustainable growth taking radioastronomy as an Innovation Open Living Lab. SKA is a global, unparalleled project not only because of its ambitious scientific goals, its overwhelming infrastructure (spreading through 3 continents, capable of outputting more data than the entire World Internet traffic) but also because it will be built through phases, each giving the opportunity for transformational science with cutting-edge technology. In 2016, the European Commission classified SKA as an ESFRI 2 Landmark project and Portugal has meanwhile secured key contributions to SKA consortia, that translate in a unique opportunity to effectively participate in the construction and the scientific exploration phases.
Laboratório SEPSI 2022