Detectors active at two different sites in the Mediterranean
First KM3NeT detection unit operational in the deep sea
On 7 May 2014, the first KM3NeT detection was put into operation at the KM3NeT-It installation site, 100 km off the coast of the South East of Sicily, at a depth of 3500 m.
Since more than a year, the first KM3NeT optical module is already operational inside the ANTARES telescope, situated close to the KM3NeT-Fr installation site, 40 km south of Toulon at a depth of 2400 m.
With the successful completion of these two important technological steps at two different installation sites, the realisation of the first phase of the distributed KM3NeT neutrino telescope is well on its way.
Evidence for high-energy extra-terrestrial neutrinos
IceCube pushes neutrinos to the forefront of astronomy
On 22 November 2013, the IceCube collaboration reported in Science Magazine
the observation of 28 very high-energy particle events that constitute the first solid evidence for astrophysical neutrinos from cosmic accelerators.
Read more about this exciting news at the Icecube
Global Neutrino Network
On 15 October 2013, the spokespersons of the ANTARES, Baikal, IceCube and KM3NeT Collaborations established the Global Neutrino Network (GNN)
by signing a memorandum of understanding "for a closer collaboration and a more coherent strategy among the four neutrino telescope communities, resulting in significant synergistic effects and benefits for each individual project to pursue its science goals". The GNN is the first step toward a truely Global Neutrino Observatory.