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A multi-km3 sized Neutrino Telescope

KM3NeT, a future European deep-sea research infrastructure, will host a neutrino telescope with a volume of several cubic kilometres at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea that will open a new window on the Universe.


KM3NeT beach life in December - At the KM3NeT-Fr site, the cable connecting the deep sea telescope and the computers in the shore station has been installed in December 2014 by Orange Marine with its cable ship Descartes. The cable lands in a power hut at the beach of Les Sablettes, La Seyne sur Mer in the South of France. From there a land cable connects the power hut with the control room of the shore station where the signals from the deep sea are collected, processed and submitted further over the internet to the central data repository in the computer centre in Lyon, France.

First KM3NeT detection unit on the assembly table. Note in the background the artist's impression of ANTARES, the first neutrino telescope in the deep Mediterranean. More about the KM3NeT string...

Now that the construction of KM3NeT-phase1 has started, KM3NeT has defined the next step in the realisation of the research infrastructure in the deep seas of the Mediterranean: KM3NeT2.0 to conduct Astroparticle & Oscillations Resreach with Cosmics in the Abyss with ARCA and ORCA.

More in the KM3NeT Strategy Document