European Gravitational Observatory has been created in December 2000, by CNRS
and INFN in order to ensure the completion and then the long term scientific
exploitation of VIRGO as well as to support and foster research and collaboration
in Europe in this upcoming field.
Together with the associated laboratories, EGO will operate and maintain Virgo
as well as other detectors possibly placed under its responsibility. It will
create and run a computing center for the on-line analysis of data, promote
R&D useful for the detection of gravitational waves; carry out any other
research in the field of gravitation of common interest to its Members, promote
co-operation in the field of the experimental and theoretical gravitational
waves research in Europe, promote contacts among scientists and engineers, the
dissemination of information and the advanced training of young researchers.
European Gravitational Observatory