INTEGRAL Proposals and AO-News
The latest INTEGRAL AO news from ESA can be found at the
INTEGRAL Science Operation Center (ISOC)
INTEGRAL AO-12 Call for Observing Proposals is open!
Today, the Director of Science and Robotic Exploration (Prof. Alvaro
Gimenez) has released the 12th Announcement of Opportunity for
observing proposals with INTEGRAL.
This announcement solicits proposals for observations to be carried
out from January 2015 for a period of 12 months. Proposers from all
over the world are welcome to participate. All proposals will be
subject to an independent peer review by the INTEGRAL Time Allocation
Committee (TAC). The deadline for proposal submission is Friday 4
April 2014, 14:00 CEST.
We would like you to be aware that ESA has implemented the following
important changes in AO-12:
ESA will revert from this year on to a single, annual AO for observing
proposals, and so there will be no 2nd call for data rights proposals
anymore. ISOC encourages previous 2nd round data rights proposers to
submit for AO-12 regular observing proposals for their favourite
targets (or science). ISOC will make amalgamation more flexible (i.e.,
with less restrictions), and will facilitate in helping previous data
Data or science rights to the targets or science in the field of view
(FOV) of the instruments proposed by the PIs in response to AO-12 will
be allocated to these PIs with the usual 1-year proprietary period, if
their proposal is accepted by the TAC. If the PI is from a country
other than the Russian Federation, the rest of the field will be made
public. If the PI is from the Russian Federation the rest of the field
will be open only to all Russian Federation scientists currently
working at Russian Federation scientific institutes. ISOC and ISDC
will take measures to ensure that the approved 1-year proprietary
nature are respected. For further details we refer to the AO-12 documentation.
New also for AO-12 is the opportunity to propose for coordinated
observations with NASA's Swift satellite, in addition to the already
existing programme with XMM-Newton.
More information can be found on the AO-12 page.
AO-11 observations and important AO-12 dates
The AO-11 cycle of observations started on January 1st and will last
12 months. The INTEGRAL target
lists and sky maps are available, as well as the AO-11
|Release of AO-12: call for observing time proposals:
||24 February 2014
|Deadline for submission of observing time proposals:
||4 April 2014 (14:00 CEST)
|Meeting of the Time Allocation Committee:
||20-22 May 2014
|Start of AO-12 cycle of observations:
||1 January 2015
schedules and lists of approved targets for AO-1 to AO-10 are
available from ESA's INTEGRAL web site. The AO-1 through AO-10 observing
targets are also listed in the INTEGRAL Observing Program Catalog in
the HEASARC INTEGRAL archive. It is searchable using Browse.
Tables of NASA funded investigators
Archival/Theoretical Guest Investigations for AO-3.
Proposal preparation tools, and instructions for responding to AOs are available
through the INTEGRAL Science
Operation Center (ISOC).
Last updated:Monday, 24-Feb-2014 15:00:15 EST .