Reports and Presentations given at OPTICON meetings are available on the Presentations page or on the individual JRA or Networking Activity pages. The FP6 Annual Reports are available on the OPTICON Publications page.

FP6 Assortment of Images and Multimedia Files

An assortment of FP6 images for you to look at download:- FP6 Images

Click here if you would like to see the JRA2 Fast Optical Detectors movie from Philippe Feautrier (WMV file)

FP6 Presentations

An overview of OPTICON suitable for general presentations and which can be modified to suit specific meetings is available here as a Powerpoint file: OPTICON Overview Presentation (JK Davies, June 2004). The PDF file version is available here.


These handouts are available as Powerpoint files:

N1 OPTICON Management: FP6 Overview

N2 Coordination of ENO facilities

N3.1 ELT handout

N3.2 NUVA handout

N3.3 HTRA (no handout currently available however a book is in pre-production. View their website here)

N3.4 Astrophysical Virtual Observatory

N3.5 Key Technologies handout

N3.6 Software handout

N5 Interferometry handout

N6 Telescopes Network handout

JRA1 Adaptive Optics

JRA2 Fast Optical Detectors for AO

JRA3 High Speed Astronomy

JRA4 Interferometry

JRA5 Smart Focal Planes handout

JRA6 VPHG handout

Transnational Access handout


The OPTICON logos are available here:

OPTICON Logos page

Web Pages

We have made available source files that will enable you to recreate your version of this site. Please download the zip compressed file below. (zip file/98KB)

EU Documents

Various EU documents relating to the research infrastructures programme can be found at

They include a long document on draft financial guidelines and some summaries of the outcome of the first I3 call, in which of course OPTICON was successful.