OPTICON FP7 Phase I (2009-2012) Outreach and Downloads

The OPTICON FP7 2009-2012 contract closed on 31 December 2012. The new FP7 contract has been awarded and will run until 2016.

Some of the information on this page is relevant to both FP7 Phases and will be duplicated. The current FP7 webpages (FP7 2013-2016, Grant Agreement Number 312430) are available here: FP7 (2013-2016) or by clicking on Home in the main menu bar.

OPTICON FP7 and EU logos

Logos of different sizes and types available for download here for reproduction in all OPTICON documents.

EU Proposals and Contracts

OPTICON FP7 Proposal for Phase Two of the programme can be downloaded here (PDF file)

OPTICON FP7 (Part I) contract "Annex I - Description of Work" (PDF file).

Useful EC Publications

EC advice on communications strategy and principles: the Guide can be found here (PDF file)

Website Templates

The ZIP file with the OPTICON FP7-I website template and associated files for you to use as a basis for your activity's web pages is now no longer available as the contract has closed. If you have a requirement, please contact the Project Office.

NB: any template will include enhanced accessibility to comply with our Accessibility Statement (see the menu on the left).

Press Releases and Articles

OPTICON TNA programme
European Union

FP7 2009-2012 WP Publications

WP9 Key Technologies Roadmap: The 2010 roadmap (published in the proceedings of the SPIE).

WP2 AO Detectors: "CMOS Imager for AO with highly parallel readout" (Paper presented at SPIE Amsterdam July 2012)

"Mid-Infrared Volume Phase Gratings Manufactured using Ultrafast Laser Inscription" (PDF): A paper produced in 2013 by the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK Astronomy Technology Centre with support from STFC and OPTICON (EU-FP7 226604)


Research Infrastructure brochure published by I3NET


The ASTRONET Infrastructures Roadmap

The European Telescope Strategy Review Committee (ETSRC) Report: v1 of the ETSRC report submitted to the Astronet Executive in March 2010.