Euclid Sky Survey Working Group

The objective of the ESSWG is to understand and to document scenarios for the Euclid sky survey in order to propose a survey strategy and implied reference survey which give the best solution to the mission operation constraints and scientific objectives of the mission.

The mission operation constraints are documented in the mission operations concept document part A (MOCD-A). The survey components, optimised scenarios or survey strategies, and reference survey - a (best) possible instance of a Euclid Survey - are provided in the mission operations concept part B (MOCD-B). These are the main sources of documentation for this working group.


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Go to Euclid Survey Planning Tool (ESSPT) information folder (login required)

Meeting dates

2017-03-08/09 ESSWG, ESAC Madrid
2016-02-01/02 ESSWG, ESTEC Noordwijk
2015-02-12/13 ESSWG#6, ESRIN Frascati
2014-04-01/02 ESSWG#5, ESRIN Frascati






The ESSWG is co chaired by the EC Survey Scientist and the Euclid Project Scientist. The members come from the EC and ESA, and may have involvement in other working groups to enable coordination. Members are:

R. Scaramella - EC Survey Scientist (Co-Chair)
INAF - Obs. of Rome

R. Laureijs - Euclid Project Scientist (Co-Chair)

J. Amiaux - EC System Engineer

G. Buenadicha - SOC system engineer

G. Saavedra Criado - Euclid System Engineer

B. Altieri - Euclid Archive Scientist

X. Dupac - Euclid Science Operations Scientist

C. Burigana - Survey implementation
INAF Bologna

A. da Silva - Survey implementation
Univ. Porto

P. Gomez - Euclid survey software engineer

E. Maiorano - Survey implementation
INAF Bologna

F. Renk - Mission operations

I. Tereno - Survey implementation
Univ. Lisbon

R. Vavrek - Performance scientist

S. Wachter - EC calibration lead scientist
MPIA Heidelberg