Presentation on theme: "ASKAP Science and User Policy SUP Team : Simon Johnston Ilana Feain (Project Scientists) Neeraj Gupta (Postdoc) Science and User Policy is a Project of."— Presentation transcript:
ASKAP Science and User Policy SUP Team : Simon Johnston Ilana Feain (Project Scientists) Neeraj Gupta (Postdoc) Science and User Policy is a Project of the ASKAP theme. 2007: The year of the science cases!
Configurations Recommendation #1: With 30 antennas need to reconfigure on 2-3 yr timescales Recommendation #2: With 45 antennas construct a hybrid array to enable simultaneous science Memos available for comment in the next 10 days
User Policy - what is it? Data access policy Archives and databases access policy –Quality control, how and when? Need for TAC –Who can apply? –Large / Small time fraction? VLBI time? –ToO, NAPA policy Scheduling, maintenance, commissioning time Define Key Projects and how to implement them Rules for external partners and/or providers of hardware/software 5 year and 30 year ASKAP cycle Not operations - but must fit with AT operations plan
User Policy - Timetable Start up meetings - May Terms of Reference for UP - mid June User community consultation - throughout 2008 –ASA talk by Ray Norris in 2007, wiki page –ATUC meetings now and late 2008 –Plan to talk again at ASA 2008 –Visits to the various institutions, community feedback Form UP Task Force –Draw on expertise from other projects Drafting document - August through November ASKAP User Policy - mid December