The VOICE Survey : A VST Deep & Wide Extragalactic Survey
The VST Optical Imaging of the CDFS and ES1 (VOICE) Survey is an Optical Imaging Survey using the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) to obtain Deep & Wide Optical Imaging of two Extragalactic Southern Sky Regions.
Together with its Supernova Diversity And Rate Evolution (SUDARE) sister project, VOICE covers 8 square degrees evently split between two sky areas known as the CDFS and the ES1 fields in 4 (ugri) optical bands down to AB~26 limiting magnitude. The footprint will fully overlap with the VISTA-VIDEO, Spitzer-SERVS, Herschel-HerMES and ATCA-ATLAS surveys of the same fields.
Observations started in 2011 and are expected to be completed by 2016. A presentation describing the project is available here while science papers based on the SUDARE/VOICE dataset are listed here
The survey is jointly led by two Co-PIs : Giovanni Covone (Naples, Italy) & Mattia Vaccari (Cape Town, South Africa). Collaboration between Italy and South Africa is supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).
Last Updated on 30 July 2013 by Mattia Vaccari