With 40% of the world’s population involved, the SKA Project is truly a global enterprise.
Organisations from twelve countries are currently members of the SKA Organisation – Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Further countries have expressed their interest in joining the SKA Organisation which will continue to expand over the coming years.
Furthermore, whilst 12 countries are at the core of the SKA, around 100 organisations across about 20 countries (including Germany, Japan and Portugal) have been participating in the design and development of the SKA and are now engaged in the detailed design of the telescope. Here is a list of links to the key participating nations and the organisations that represent them on the SKA Board of Directors:
- 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
- India: National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
- Italy: National Institute for Astrophysics
- New Zealand: Ministry of Economic Development
- South Africa: National Research Foundation
- Spain: Ministry of Science, Innovation & Universities
- Sweden: Onsala Space Observatory
- The Netherlands: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
- United Kingdom: Science and Technology Facilities Council