Thank You To Our Sponsors

The maintenance of these services (and, perhaps more importantly, the underlying software, DaCHS) has been made possible primarily through as series of grants from the German Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF). Over the years, we have been part of numerous other projects. This page lists them.

Current Projects

e-inf-astro is the current BMBF programme funding Virtual Observatory activities in Germany; BMBF-FKZ 05A20VH5.
We are receiving funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871149.
ESCAPE is the current VO-related project on the European level.

Past Projects

During the first ~ eight years of our existence, we were mainly funded through a succession of BMBF projects having GAVO in their names; GAVO-II (FKZ 05AC6VHA), GAVO-III (FKZ 05A08VHA), and GAVO-2011 (FKZ 05A11VH3).
We were also part of ASTERICS, funded by the European Commission Framework Programme Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation action under grant agreement n. 653477
CoSADIE was a European VO project running from 2012 to 2014 (FP7 project 312559); we were also part of its predecessors, EuroVO ICE and EuroVO AIDA.