The aim of this Memorandum of Undcrstanding (MoU) is to establish the baseline of joint work between the participants from the time of signature of the present document addressing common interests, which may include the development of segmented telescope technologies as well as the development of robotic telescopes and other future potential specific collaborations. The three Parties are committed to advance astronomy and astrophysics and to establish this collaboration on the basis of the advanced facilities of each Party e.g. the observing facilities and software development on the IIA side and the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) and the lAC's scientific and technological capacities.
The parties wish to develop scientific and technical collaborations in astronomy on a wide range of tapies of common interest. These may include, between and among these Parties, development of segmented telescopes, technologies for and development of robotic telescopes, promoting the advancement of education, research and services, and strengthening friendly cooperation between the Parties.