Join AERAP Science
AERAP provides a platform for consultation and voluntary coordinated action and will not entail membership in a legal entity. No binding conditions of any kind are incurred through membership.
Members shall endeavour to participate in AERAP Science
- Members membership is open to any organisation, including universities, industry and research agencies, who wish to associate their activities with the objectives outlined in the AEAP Chapter.
- Members shall endeavour to participate in AERAP activities and contribute to AERAP objectives as they deem appropriate and in line with the AERAP Charter.
- AERAP membership is open to any organisation, including universities, industry and research agencies, who wish to associate their activities with the objectives outlined in the AERAP Charter.
- Membership is free of charge and participation in AERAP activities does not require any financial contribution from its members.
- Members’ individual costs associated with participation in AERAP are the responsibility of the individual members. General coordination costs, including with regard to hosting of events, will be borne by members and/or third parties on an ad hoc voluntary basis as appropriate.
Principles of Governance of AERAP Science
Members shall adopt an annual work programme as the basis for AERAP activities
- The members can constitute a bureau to facilitate coordination between meetings. The founding members meeting will indicate specific terms of reference to the bureau if they deem appropriate.
- The AERAP Bureau will select a coordinator. The position as a bureau member shall not be subject to remuneration or to reimbursement of travel expenses.
- One member shall take on the duties of AERAP secretariat, on a voluntary and rotating basis, to assist the Bureau in its activities.
- On proposal of the members meeting, working groups could be established under the coordination of the bureau to explore issues deemed to be of particular importance to the objectives of AERAP.
- AERAP members can participate in one or several Working Groups. Each Working Group shall elect its Chairperson.
- Working groups shall prepare their own terms of reference for submission to the bureau
Opportunities offered by AERAP to its members include
Early information on the latest policy and other developments relevant to radio astronomy cooperation.
- Facilitation of privileged access to African and European policymakers.
- Inclusion in a networking forum bringing together key players from private, public and research sectors.
- Regular exchange of information and best practice among key private and public actors and potential research partners.
- Opportunities to contribute to radio astronomy cooperation agendas.
- Access to discussion of new technology cooperation and market opportunities.
- Access to expert advice on securing funding for radio astronomy cooperation.
For more information on the membership and how to become a member of AERAP, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that AERAP membership is free of charge.