KM3NeT Strategy Document – Phased implementation of the KM3NeT Research Infrastructure

KM3NeT2.026 November 2014:  The KM3NeT Collaboration has published its strategy for a phased construction of the KM3NeT Research Infrastructure at three locations in the deep seas of the Mediterranean at the southern coasts of Europe. The first phase of construction has started with furbishing the KM3NeT-Fr and KM3NeT-It locations with both deep-sea and on-shore infrastructures to host several hundredths of optical sensors of the neutrino telescope and two nodes for connection of instrumentation for earth and sea science
research.Final phase of implementation of the research infrastructure include the extension of the neutrino detector to its full size of more than 12,800 sensors for the detection of cosmic neutrinos, the installation of a third node for earth and sea science research at the KM3NeT-Gr location and a neutrino detector dedicated to particle physics research at the KM3NeT-Fr location.As an intermediate phase, KM3NeT 2.0 is planned with an high-energy detector at KM3NeT-It and a low energy detector at KM3NeT-Fr.Read more in the KM3NeT-Strategy Report 2015-05-06