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Initiator: ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy

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This project was co-financed by the EU, the European Fund for Regional Development and the Northern Netherlands Provinces (SNN), and EZ/KOMPAS.


LOFAR is being funded by the Dutch government in the BSIK programme for interdisciplinary research for improvements of the knowledge infrastructure. See: BSIK web site

Additional funding is being provided by the Province of Drenthe and by the EZ/KOMPAS programme of the “Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland”, which is partly financed by the European Union European Regional Development Fund.

The partners in the LOFAR consortium contribute to the LOFAR development from their own research budgets. Various other parties contribute to the LOFAR R&D program.

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap Ministerie  van economische zaken Samenwerkingsverband Noord Nederland


ASTRON initiated LOFAR as a new and innovative effort to force a breakthrough in sensitivity for astronomical observations at radio-frequencies below 250 MHz. 
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