SOLARNET: Research Infrastructures for High-Resolution Physics

A collage of exemplary European world-class research infrastructures for High-Resolution Solar Physics, which are part of the SOLARNET project.

The European Union's Programme on Research and Innovation, H2020, is funding the SOLARNET project for 4 years under the grant agreement number 824135. The project started on January 1st, 2019, and will end on December 31st, 2022.

SOLARNET will couple research and innovation with the aim to produce excellent science in the field of High Resolution Solar Physics. As its precursor project from 2013 to 2017, SOLARNET will (i) coordinate activities among those European institutions and organizations that support Europe’s major research groups in solar physics; (ii) improve the research infrastructures they provide; and (iii) ensure that all European solar physicists have access to the best facilities for high-resolution solar observations, high-performance computing, and data archives.

The project involves 35 partners, 28 research institutions and 7 companies, which are located in 13 European and 3 (Japan, USA, and Russia) non-European countries. Coordinated at KIS, the SOLARNET project is structured in 10 work packages to (i) organize networking and coordination activities, (ii) perform joint research activities to develop new instrumentation and data archives, and (iii) to conduct a big Transnational ACCESS programme to the benefit of European scientists. From a total of 1559 planned person months, more than 1000 person months are planned to be funded by EU's H2020 programme.

The SOLARNET project is coordinated at the Leibniz-Institut for Solar Physics (KIS). The SOLARNET coordinator is Rolf Schlichenmaier.