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An European Design Study for the construction of a km3-scale astrophysical neutrinos telescope in the Mediterranean Sea


The km3 Neutrino Telescope will be the largest particle detector and astronomical instrument ever constructed.   It will be operating not on land, but in the  clear waters of the deep Mediterranean.

Its missions:

o      to detect high energy neutrinos, elusive particles that arrive undeviated from a multitude of astrophysical sources and may be  key to understanding our universe;

o       to enhance infrastructure for deep sea scientific observations.


- Official documents:


The Design Study Proposal Document pdf

The Annex1, to the European Contract, document pdf

The Project Coordination Committee (PCC)



-   WP5 documents

o     Deliberable 1: Report on evaluation of existing water, oceanographic, biological and geological data from candidate sites