The ALMA Committees

Besides the management, which deals with all operational aspects of the observatory on a daily basis, there are some external (independent) advisory bodies, dealing with the scientific and technical perspectives of those major issues that affect the science capabilities of ALMA.
The ALMA scientific advisory committees deal in some cases with overall aspects of ALMA, in other cases also with regional aspects related to the specific circumstances of the respective Executives.

At present there are:

  • The ALMA Scientific Advisory Committee (ASAC)
  • The ALMA North American Scientific Advisory Committee  (ANASAC)
  • The ALMA European Scientific Advisory Committee  (ESAC)
  • The ALMA East Asian Scientific Advisory Committee  (EASAC)