Constructive Preparatory Phase of the European Solar Telescope (EST) - Creation of the Project Office

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PREP-EST is a project funded by the Canary Islands Government under a direct grant awarded on grounds of public interest. The objective of PREP-EST is the realization of the preliminary design of systems and subsystems of the telescope to a sufficient level that allows starting the detailed design stage and, in a next phase, the beginning of the construction of the EST in compliance with its scientific requirements. These tasks will take into account the conceptual design study (DS-EST), and also the main results achieved in SOLARNET, GREST and in the project in progress PRE-EST. 

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IACTEC Large Telescopes: The European Solar Telescope - EST
The European Solar Telescope (EST) ( is a European solar physics initiative involving more than 30 institutions from 18 countries, under the coordination of the IAC, representing the largest infrastructure of European research projected in the field of solar physics from Earth.