This proposal sets up a capacitation and sustainability plan for a Green e-Science Infrastructure fostering Portugal participation in the ESFRI SKA project along the Big Data and Green Power axis, that will act as a driver for smart and sustainable growth along some of the less developed regions of Portugal taking radioastronomy as an Innovation Open Living Lab. SKA is a global, unparalleled project not only because of its ambitious scientific goals, its overwhelming infrastructure (spreading through 3 continents, capable of outputting more data than the entire World Internet traffic) but because it will be built through phases, each giving the opportunity for transformational science with cutting-edge technology. In 2016, the European Commission classified SKA as an ESFRI Landmark project. Portugal has secured key contributions in the SKA consortia, having a strong opportunity to effectively participate in the construction and scientific exploration phases.
Partners: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade de Évora
Project website: https://www.it.pt/Projects/Index/4507