Europe grants KM3NeT 3.8 M€

KM3NeT_logo_web_shades_wihite bg (jpeg)14 December 2016 – In the context of its H2020 program, the European Committee approved a project to establish within three years the KM3NeT Research Infrastructure as a legal and sustainable entity.

The project focuses on legal tasks and networking, environmental assessment of the sites in the Mediterranean Sea, communication and training activities, policies for data standard and data access,  as well as multi-messenger astronomy.

The reviewers of the project highly appreciated the proposed feasibility studies for a carbon neutral footprint of the facilities and considered the implementation of a code of conduct and ethical behaviour for the KM3NeT Research Infrastructure a visible strength of the project. The EC granted the project a total of 3.8 M€.