Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies of the European Science Foundation (CRAF)
On behalf of European radio astronomers, the Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies of the European Science Foundation (CRAF) coordinates activities to keep the frequency bands used by radio astronomy and space sciences free from interference. It works towards this aim by:
- Coordinating the case for radio astronomy and space sciences in Europe in discussions with the major public and private telecommunications agencies.
- Acting as the European voice in concert with other groups of radio astronomers in discussions within the international bodies that decide on the use of radio spectrum.
- Initiating and encouraging scientific studies aimed at reducing interference at source and the effects of interference.