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Organisation and management of the ALMA project
Author(s): Hans Rykaczewski
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Paper Abstract

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the largest astronomical ground based global collaboration. The project is a partnership of organisations and institutes located in four continents, each bringing its own organisational structures, scientific objectives, and management. This brings a richness of different experiences and expertise to the project, but is also a challenge to build and provide the public and the science users a unified project. In this talk we will review the ALMA organisation and management structure, its successes, difficulties and experience gained for future projects of similar complexity and challenge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7017, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III, 70170G (7 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.791489
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Hans Rykaczewski, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7017:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III
George Z. Angeli; Martin J. Cullum, Editor(s)

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