ESO Spanish Users Committee

This site is intended to summarize the most relevant details of the annual meetings of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Users Committee (UC), one of the governing bodies of ESO.

During 2020-2023, the Spanish representative is Nicolas Lodieu (IAC, Tenerife). You may contact him for any inquiry related to the ESO UC. Other national representatives of the ESO UC in 2019 are listed here.

Role of the ESO UC.

The ESO Users Committee (UC) is established as an advisory body to the ESO Director General (DG) in representation of the communities of users of the ESO Member States and Chile. The UC shall advise the DG on matters pertaining to the performance, scientific access, operations and data management facilities of the La Silla Paranal Observatory and ALMA. The complete list of the ESO UC’s competencies is provided in this pdf document approved by the ESO Council in December 10, 2010. One new task is the creation of the list of OPC and Panels members nominees (see OPC and Panel members recruitment page).