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Participating Countries

With 40% of the world’s population involved, the SKA Project is truly a global enterprise.

Organisations from sixteen countries are currently taking part in the SKA at government or national-coordination level or are represented as observers – Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Eight African partner countries are taking part in coordinated action to support the future expansion of the SKA project in Africa.

world map of SKAO member countries

SKAO map June 2021

16:9 version available here.

Furthermore, whilst sixteen countries are at the core of the SKA, around 100 organisations across about 20 countries have been participating in the design and development of the SKA and are now engaged in the detailed design of the telescope.

The fourteen organisations that represent participating countries at a national coordination level include.