WP7 is led by Professor Simon Garrington who is based at the University of Manchester. The majority of the work of WP7 will occur at the end of PrepSKA as it pulls together the SKA Implementation Plan. The specific objectives are:
To ensure adequate communication between the diverse range of SKA activities as the project progresses;
To integrate all of the activities, reports and outputs of the other work-packages into a summary document, or series of documents that will form an SKA implementation plan;
To publish a costed SKA system design.
It is anticipated that the other PrepSKA working groups will have provided documents that will inform the work of WP7. The principal role of the WP7 team towards the end of the PrepSKA project will be to integrate the work, harmonise the language and appearance of the final report and draft the SKA Implementation Plan. The work will be accomplished by e-mail and teleconference and will culminate in a one-week meeting to produce the final documents.
WP7 will also produce a report that describes the socio-economic and knowledge impact of the SKA on the European Research Area. Such a report may also be useful to other countries/regions in producing their own, similar study.
WP7 will end on 31 March 2012.