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SKA Organisation makes an important step forward.

Submitter: Michael Garrett
Description: A few weeks ago, the 7 nations met at London Heathrow to establish the "SKA Organisation Ltd" - a UK company limited by guarantee. The establishment of the company represents more than a decade of effort from scientists from around the world, including the SPDO director, Prof. R.T. Schilizzi. Staff at NWO (led by Patricia Vogel) have also contributed greatly to setting up the new company, supported by the SKA Legal & Governance working group.

The Netherlands was well represented with Prof. Jos Engelen (chairman of the NWO General Board) signing on our behalf. The image above shows Jos signing the articles of association. For more details of the event visit: http://www.skatelescope.org/news/international-partners-join-forces-ska-telescope/

The members of the new company are expected to appoint an SKA Board of Directors before the end of the year. The first face-to-face meetings will take place in mid-January. Michiel van Haarlem was also confirmed as the interim Director General of the new SKA Project Office. The office will start trading on 1 January 2012. If you want to see a movie of the full signing ceremony please consult: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNzqsfnn0LQ
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