KM3NeT - News Archive

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KM3NeT Collaboration formed

29 Jan 2013: On 29 January 2013, 40 institutes formed a collaboration for the implementation of the first phase of the KM3NeT Research Infrastructure. A governance and management structure was installed. The executive management team was elected.

October 2012

An interim management team has been installed to prepare a Memorandum of Understanding and the installment of a Collaboration structure for the implementation of the first phase of the KM3NeT Research Infrastructure (KM3NeT-phase1).

June 2012

After the conclusion of the Preparatory Phase the formation of a Collaboration for the first phase of KM3NeT is being prepared by senior scientists of KM3NeT.

March 2012

After a positive midterm review, the Dutch governement prolonges the position of KM3NeT on the Netherlands roadmap for Large Scale Research Infrastructures.

February 2012

On 20-23 February 2012, the KM3NeT consortium will conclude the Preparatory Phase with a General Assembly meeting in Catania.

November 2011

The Italian ministry of research has approved 20.8 MEuro for the construction of 30 KM3NeT detection units.

July 2010

The KM3NeT consortium has published a preliminary version of the Technical Design Report (TDR) for the KM3NeT research facility in the Mediterranean Sea. A printed version of the report is in preparation.

February 2010

On February 13, 2010 a succesfull deployment of an other mechanical model of a KM3NeT detection unit took place close to the candidate site near Capo Passero, Italy. Also this compact deployment method followed by unfurling was succesfully tested (see Quicktime movie)

November 2009

The Design Study terminated 31th October 2009. The resulting Technical Design Report (TDR) will be published early 2010. The consortium proceeds with the Preparatory Phase to prepare the construction of the KM3NeT telescope.