Hi-KIDS uses KOALA+AAOmega to obtain Integral Field Spectroscopy (IFS) data of 80 - 100 nearby dwarf and irregular galaxies. We aim to investigate the global and local properties of the ionized gas (kinematics, metallicity, SFR) and the stellar component (star-formation history). By combining this data with the available radio data, we can further explore the conversion of gas into stars.
This extensive and comprehensive research of dwarf galaxy properties will be released publicly as legacy. Hi-KIDS will provide a unique benchmark of high-quality IFS optical data, new tools for analysing IFS data, key scientific observational and theoretical results about the nature and evolution of dwarf galaxies, and it will be pioneer for the multi-wavelength galaxy surveys that are expected in the next decade.