First EURONEAR workshop
Date prévue :
17-18 April 2012
Date définitive :
Ovidiu Vaduvescu (Isaac Newton Group, Canarias Islands),
Mirel Birlan (IMCCE),
Jean Souchay (SYRTE)
The European Near Earth Asteroid Research (EURONEAR) is a project which
envisions to establish a coordinated network to study NEAs using existing
telescopes and hopefully some future dedicated infrastructure. Currently,
EURONEAR includes 16 nodes representing more than 50 astronomers from 10
european countries. Dedicated webpage containing information and astronomical
on-line tools could be found at http://euronear.imcce.fr.
EURONEAR deals with sevreal research objectives:
- improving the orbital properties of the known NEA population and
increasing the knowledge on the NEA population completeness
- increasing the knowledge about the physical properties of NEAs using
several techniques namely photometry, low-resolution spectroscopy and
- data mining and archive exploitation for precovery of NEAs.
During our workshop we propose to discuss the synergies between EURONEAR
and similar initiatives of researchers over the World. During the workshop
synergies between EURONEAR and European space programs such are GAIA and
Marco Polo-R, as well as the active participation of the network to the Space
Situational Awareness program will be addressed.