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.

Annual CRAF Meeting in Helsinki

The 59th meeting of CRAF was held May 31st to June 1st 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, hosted by the Aalto University and organised by Juha Kallunki. The first day of the meeting was held at the Metsähovi radio observatory and included a tour of the observatory and facilities. At this meeting the agenda items of the WRC-19 relevant to radio astronomy were introduced and an update on the progress with non-WRC issues was presented. The meeting concluded with the reports of interference from other observatories.

Annual CRAF meeting in Birr

The annual CRAF meeting, held this year in Birr, Ireland, was succesfully concluded. There have been several constructive discussions and there is a good view of the future in protecting the radio astronomy frequencies. Also the weather was very helpful. Many thanks to the organizing committee.