”The signing of this cooperation agreement between two of the world`s largest producers of scientific data shows that we are truly entering a new era of science around the world,” said Professor Philip Diamond, SKA`s Executive Director. ”Both CERN and SKA have reached the limits of technical potential, and through collaboration and industry, we are ensuring that we are ready to make the most of this next surge of data and calculations.” As part of the agreement, CERN and SKA will meet regularly to monitor progress and discuss the strategic direction of their cooperation. They will organize collaborative workshops on specific technical areas of common interest and propose demonstration projects or prototypes to study the concepts of managing and analyzing exascal recordings in a globalized environment. The agreement also includes expert exchanges in the field of big data and joint publications. ESA, the European Space Agency and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, signed a cooperation agreement on 28 March to promote future cooperation on research topics of common interest. A new cooperation agreement between CERN and ESA, signed on 11 July, will meet the challenge of use in rough radiation environments, which can be found in both particle physics and space installations. The agreement covers radiation environments, technologies and facilities with possible applications, both in space systems and in experimental experiments or accelerators. The Russian research institutes, supported by highly skilled sectors of Russian industry, are determined to make a significant contribution to the construction and use of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN`s new superconducting accelerator project. In the Russian Federation, the community of high-energy physicists and government authorities, represented by Minister Boris Saltykov and Minister Victor Mikhailov, have decided on the usefulness and even the need to join CERN`s projects. In the view of all concerned, this would be a reciprocal utility for Russia and CERN and the international high-energy physics community and a step forward in the development of basic research around the world. This first protocol for the implementation of bilateral cooperation between CERN and ESA covers a wide range of activities, ranging from general aspects such as coordination, funding and personnel exchanges to the list of irradiation agencies for joint R and AND DEVELOPMENT activities. D. It also explains the willingness of both organizations to support PhD students who have topics of common interest.
International Cooperation Agreements (ICAs) are the main instruments for implementing the formal and non-institutional participation of non-member countries and territories in CERN programmes and regulating cooperation with international organisations. ICAs, while constituting the general legal framework for this cooperation, are implemented through detailed protocols and addendums covering specific projects and programmes. ”CERN proposed the concept of federated Open Science Cloud with other members of the EIROForum. This agreement is an important step in this direction,” said Ian Bird, head of THE LHC Computing Grid Worldwide at CERN. ”Essentially, we`re going to offer science users around the world a huge cloud-based option, similar to Dropbox, where they can not only access incredibly large files, but also process these files extremely intensively to extract science.” Geneviéve Fioraso, French Minister for Higher Education and Research, said: ”This cooperation agreement concretely reflects the long shared history of two international organisations that symbolize the strength of European science: CERN and ESA.” CERN and ESA share common roots and a long history of pioneering work in their respective fields,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. ”This new cooperation agreement will foster synergies between expertise, know-how and