SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008 (AS08)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2008||End Date/Time: Jun 28, 2008|
|Abstract Submission Date: Dec 10, 2007|
There is a growing realization, however, that optimization of resources actually requires agreement on long term research goals and the selection and development of the appropriate complementary ground and space facilities, which commonly require a decade or more to bring to fruition. The US Decadal Survey is an example of this cooperation, and for the first time, a similar European-wide Science and Infrastructure Vision is being developed in collaboration between scientists and funding agencies. Synergy is thus a particularly apt theme for this symposium in France. Given the wide scope of this symposium it is also appropriate to consider other areas where synergies may be encouraged beyond the purely scientific, such as the development of enabling technologies, addressing the challenges of systems engineering, managing large, long term projects and adequately funding them over the development and operational lifecycles.