17-20 December 2013, Porto, Portugal
SELGIFS (Study of emission line galaxies with integral field spectroscopy) is a recently started exchange programme supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities under the funding scheme of Programme “PEOPLE” – Call ID “FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES.
Integral field spectroscopy (IFS) is a powerful technique that permits spatially resolved spectroscopic studies of extended sources in an efficient manner. This technique has flourished through large-aperture, high-resolution telescopes, and spectrographs equipped with Integral Field Units (IFU), have been developed in the past few years (PPAK, SINFONI, VIMOS, GNIRS, SAMI, etc.) or are planned for the future (e.g. MUSE, MEGARA, KMOS).
The main objective of the SELGIFS collaboration is to establish a long lasting partnership that a) facilitates a side-by-side exchange of knowledge between theoreticians, observers, and instrument developers; and b) develops the required tools in time to take full advantage of the IFS data to come in the next years.