The objective of this network is to increase the level of European coordination in the field of gravitational wave research in order to maximise the return on the large investment already made, to enhance the performance of the existing detectors, and to prepare the future of this discipline in Europe. The network is expected to improve the exchange of information on subjects of common interest such as commissioning and operation of existing detectors, to foster the development of common methodologies for joint observations, and to support the elaboration of a common strategy for future gravitational wave detectors in Europe.
The network activities are based on three working groups dedicated to the following topics:
The Financial support of the N5 activities is handled and coordinated by the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO)
|WP||Descriptive title||Short description and specific objectives of the activity||1||Antennas Commissioning and characterization||
Coordination of GEO and Virgo detectors during commissioning and characterization of
detectors, as well as their operation.
|2||Joint Operation of Antennas and Network Data Analysis||
Promote the required coordination among the European operating detectors for specific
classes of gravitational wave signals.
|3||A European Strategy for Future Antennas||Plan the enhancement of the performances of the European gravitational wave detectors
and to organise their collective operation.
Management of N5: click here to show the management scheme of N5