With 40% of the world’s population across the partnership, the SKA Observatory is truly a global enterprise.

Organisations from sixteen countries are currently taking part in the SKA project at government or national-coordination level or are represented as observers – Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Eight African partner countries are involved in coordinated action to support the future expansion of the SKA project in Africa.

Furthermore, around 100 organisations across about 20 countries have been participating in the design and development of the SKA project in the last decades and more specifically over the last 10 years during the detailed design of the telescopes. Many of these organisations and their experts are now involved in construction activities.