Annual CRAF meeting in Bonn

The 60th CRAF meeting was held May 3rd – 5th, 2017 at the Max Planck Institute for Radio astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn. More than 20 CRAF members as well as experts from the German Federal Network Agency, the ESA and the DLR attended the meeting and discussed recent developments in spectrum management and interference issues, such as compatibility between passive services and IMT 5G, interference from the Iridium satellite system and other NGSO satellite proposals. The second day of the meeting was held at the Effelsberg radio observatory and included a tour of the observatory and facilities. Reports of interference from other observatories were also presented.

At this meeting eight directors of the CRAF Member Institutions as well as the CRAF liaison at the European Science Foundation, Jean-Claude Worms, were present.