The Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster, ASTERICS, is a €15 million Research Infrastructure funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 framework. ASTERICS aims to address the cross-cutting synergies and common challenges shared by the various Astronomy ESFRI facilities (SKA, CTA, KM3NeT & E-ELT). It brings together for the first time, the astronomy, astrophysics and particle astrophysics communities, in addition to other related research infrastructures.
ASTERICS is comprised of five work packages:
ASTERICS Management Support Team (AMST),
Dissemination, Engagement and Citizen Science (DECS),
Observatory E-environments Linked by common ChallengeS (OBELICS),
Data Access, Discovery & Interoperability (DADI),
Connecting Locations of ESFRI Observatories and Partners in Astronomy for Timing and Real-time Alerts (CLEOPATRA)