With 40% of the world’s population involved, the SKA Project is truly a global enterprise.
Organisations from fifteen countries are currently taking part in the SKA at government or national-coordination level – Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
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Furthermore, whilst 15 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 14 organisations* that represent participating countries on the SKA Organisation Board of Directors include:
- Australia: Department of Industry and Science
- Canada: National Research Council
- China: Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China
- France: National Center for Scientific Research
- Germany: Max Planck Society
- India: National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
- Italy: National Institute for Astrophysics
- The Netherlands: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
- New Zealand: Ministry of Economic Development
- South Africa: National Research Foundation
- Spain: Ministry of Science, Innovation & Universities
- Sweden: Onsala Space Observatory
- Switzerland: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
- United Kingdom: Science and Technology Facilities Council
* Portugal is an observer on the SKA Organisation Board of Directors, and has signed the SKA Observatory treaty.