Ulrich KATZ (Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg)
KM3NeT is a future research infrastructure in the Mediterranean Sea, hosting a cubic-kilometre-scale neutrino telescope and nodes for associated sciences such as marine biology, oceanology and geophysics. The status of the KM3NeT project and the progress made in the EU-funded Design Study will be reviewed. The KM3NeT Conceptual Design Report (CDR), summarising the design options to be further pursued, will for the first time be presented to the public. Finally, the remaining steps towards construction, and in particular the objectives of the FP7 Preparatory Phase project will be discussed.