“The important thing is not to stop questioning” - Albert Einstein
DOPPLER is a partnership between Portuguese and Mozambican institutions to foster ongoing collaborations in particular, those dealing with Radioastronomy, Earth Observations, and Big Data, matching similar African-Europe capacity building projects targeting Anglophone countries in the region. DOPPLER includes initiatives to further those ongoing endeavours, with advanced training on areas such as biodiversity, food security, and resource management. Of most importance, DOPPLER will foster science, industry and government linkages through training and knowledge transfer. DOPPLER is funded by the Aga Khan Development Network and the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation. DOPPLER is also supported by the National Portuguese -- ICT Cluster TICE.PT.
DOPPLER work packages include: organizing pedagogical workshops; promote synergies with industry; leverage placements and team visits between Portugal and Mozambique; organize scientific and technological demonstrations in schools, universities and industry. These activities promote the implementation of the recommendations of the parliaments of the European Union and the African Union which recognize Radio Astronomy as a motor for technological and scientific development with an impact on a wide range of sectors. The partnership promotes strong collaboration between Portuguese and Mozambican teams to prepare for the future when the world's largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), is completed in Africa in the second half of the 2020s.