First ASKAP antenna on-site in Western Australia.
Wallaby in the Wild.

© Wallaby in the Wild.
(Photo credit: T. Westmeier)

SKA Pathfinder HI Science Coordination Committee (PHISCC)

On 18 November 2009, during an international HI workshop in Bunker Bay, Western Australia, a group of principal investigators of HI surveys with SKA pathfinder telescopes met to discuss coordination of their respective surveys. The consensus was (a) coordination was desired to maximize scientific productivity from the pathfinders; and (b) such coordination would lead to a better science case for the SKA, better science input to prospective SKA HI surveys, and a more cohesive scientific community.

Aspects of coordination that PHISCC intends to address:


PHISCC members: Marc Verheijen (new coordinator), Lister Staveley-Smith (past coordinator), Erwin de Blok, Renee Kraan-Korteweg, Baerbel Koribalski, Martin Meyer, Tom Oosterloo, et al. (to be updated soon)


PHISCC meetings: