High-Level Organization. ALMA Board. ALMA. NSF/NRC. ESO. AMAC. ASAC. AUI NRAO. Joint ALMA Observatory ALMA Director Head, Administrator Head, Science Operations Head, Technical Services. North American ARC Manager. European ARC Manager. Chilean Operations. North American ALMA
Joint ALMA Observatory
Head, Science Operations
Head, Technical Services
North American ALMA
User support services:
ARC at ESO
Coordinating the ARC network to ensure that it is effective in supporting all parts of the ESO community, in particular ESO will ensure that software development and distribution within the European ARC is efficient.
The broader range of science support services includes:
Proposers should give an indication of:
Accompanied by the endorsement from the relevant funding agencies
One-to-one support of (non-expert) observers in calibration and advanced data processing;
Development of specific algorithms and scripts directed by users’ requests and suggestions;
Development of advanced simulation software;
Maintenance of a constant and real-time diffusion of information;
Training and enlarging the pool of potential ALMA users;
To reach this goal the Centre should:
Human resources (clear definition only after a detailed coordination with the ESO-based ARC)
1 Full-Time Equivalent provided by the IRA’s permanent staff (4 staff members 0.25 FTE each)
1 Full-Time administrator/secretary
1 Full-Time system manager
4 post-doc fellowships (at the beginning 2 computer scientists/astronomers with strong background and interest in computer science)
The ARC’s services for a minimum of 10 years, starting at least 1 year before beginning of the ALMA early-science operations.
IRA is located close to one of the main nodes of the Italian GARR scientific network and will have an optical fiber connection at a speed of 2.5 Gbit/s.