The BlackGEM project has three main scientific objectives: 

  1. To detect and characterize optical counterparts to gravitational wave mergers
  2. To uncover  the transients in the sky that may masquerade as gravitational wave counterparts
  3. To chart  the population of gravitational wave progenitors: massive binary stars

To achieve its goals BlackGEM will perform a number of science surveys: large coherent scientific programs:

Next to the study of gravitational wave events, these surveys enable a host of ancilliary science projects