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The Consortium includes countries in the core of the project (Partners :  France,  United Kingdom,  The Netherlands,  Germany) as well as other participating countries (Associate Partners :  Austria,  Brazil,  Finland,  Italy,  Portugal,  Spain,  Sweden,  Switzerland, together with University of Michigan and STScI in the  USA) including those interested in financially supporting the project in exchange of Guaranteed Observing Time or in participation in Public Surveys. Partners within the MOSAIC consortium have a long and successful heritage of instrument delivery for ESO, including: FORS, FLAMES, KMOS, MUSE, SPHERE, NACO, VIMOS, and X-SHOOTER. They gather a unique worldwide expertise in conceiving, designing, and building multi-object spectrographs, integral field units, and adaptive optics driven instruments.

MOSAIC preliminary organisation chart.

Organisation levels

Project management board

It is the supervisory structure of the Consortium. It is entitled to discuss scientific, managerial and technical topics that do the not affect the contributions of the Parties. This board acts as the executive level of management. This committee includes the persons nominated by the Parties Agencies, the P.I. being a permanent invited member. The main role of the management board is to follow the milestones of the project in coordination with the PI, to review the Consortium Agreement for the Construction Phase that should be signed before entering Phase B, and to organise the scientific and financial support of the ELT/MOS. It will include countries in the core of the project (Partners : France, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany) as well as other participating countries (Associate Partners : Austria, Brazil, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Univ. of Michigan and STScI in the USA) including those interested in financially supporting the project in exchange for Guaranteed Observing Time, or their participation in Public Surveys.

The committee is composed of : Jose Afonso (IA, Lisbon Univ.), Portugal - Beatriz Barbuy (IAG, Sao Paulo), Brazil - Edwin Bergin (Univ. of Michigan), USA - Jean-Gabriel Cuby (Marseille, LAM), France - Alexis Finogenov (Helsinki Univ.), Finland - Jesus Gallego (Madrid, Computense Univ.), Spain - Lex Kaper (Amsterdam Univ.), Netherlands - Susan Kassin (STScI), USA - Simon Morris (Durham Univ.), U.K. - Goran Ostlin (Stockholm Univ.), Sweden - Laura Pentericci (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma), Italy - Matthias Steinmetz (AIP, Potsdam), Germany - Daniel Schaerer (Univ. of Geneva), Switzerland - Bodo Ziegler (Vienna Univ.), Austria.

The MOSAIC project brings together the design and analysis work done on all previous conceptual designs for a MOS for the ELT. As we saw in previous section, the MOSAIC Consortium includes world-leaders in the design, development, and construction of astronomical instrumentation, located across Europe and Brazil, and supported as high priority by their funding agencies. Partners within the MOSAIC consortium have a long and successful heritage of instrument delivery for ESO, including: FLAMES, KMOS, MUSE, SPHERE, NACO, VIMOS, and X-SHOOTER. This makes available the skills needed to develop MOSAIC whatever the area: Adaptive Optics, Fibres, Spectrograph, Interfaces with the telescope, etc. The MOSAIC instrument concept is now under development and will provide a versatile, facility-class instrument, capable of addressing a broad range of key science topics enabled by the size and adaptive optics of the ELT. Following Figure 3-1 illustrates the skills of the consortium especially with respect to Spectrographs and Adaptive Optics:

Work Package Descriptions

The conceptual architecture [Phase A] has been converted to separate work packages and each of these will be studied. The interaction between the work packages will be controlled by the systems engineering team.

Management Board

Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
IAG, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Daniel Schaerer
Daniel Schaerer
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Durham Univ., U.K
Jean-Gabriel Cuby
Jean-Gabriel Cuby
LAM Marseille, France
José Alfonso
José Alfonso
IA, Lisbon Univ., Portugal
Susan Kassin
Susan Kassin
STScI, USA
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Amsterdam Univ.,
Netherlands
 Lidia Tasca
Lidia Tasca
LAM, Marseille, France
Alexis Finogenov
Alexis Finogenov
Helsinki Univ., Finland
Laura Pentericci
Laura Pentericci
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy
Matthias Steinmetz
Matthias Steinmetz
AIP, Potsdam, Germany
Jesus Gallego
Jesus Gallego
Madrid, Computense Univ., Spain
Goran Ostlin
Goran Ostlin
Stockholm Univ., Sweden
Bodo Ziegler
Bodo Ziegler
Vienna Univ., Austria

Management

Lidia Tasca
Lidia Tasca
Principal Investigator
Eric Prieto
Eric Prieto
Project Manager
Sylvestre Taburet
Sylvestre Taburet
Communication Manager
Franck Ducret
Franck Ducret
Quality Assurance Engineer

Science

Mathieu Puech
Mathieu Puech
Project Scientist - Co-P.I.
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Rubén Janssen
Rubén Janssen
Instrument Scientist

Technical Team

Marie Larrieu
Marie Larrieu
Electronics & ICS (EICS)
Andreas Kelz
Andreas Kelz
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Gavin Dalton
Gavin Dalton
Instrument Architect
Ramon Navarro
Ramon Navarro
VIS Spectrograph
(SPES-VIS)
Yanbin Yang
Yanbin Yang
DRS
Myriam Rodrigues
Myriam Rodrigues
System Engineer
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Kacem El Hadi
Kacem El Hadi
AIT
Ian Lewis
Ian Lewis
Positioning System (POS)
Bruno Castilho
Bruno Castilho
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Tim Morris
Tim Morris
System Engineer,
Adaptative Optics
Fanny Chemla
Fanny Chemla
System Engineer
Optics
Annemieke Janssen
Annemieke Janssen
VIS-SPES
(VIS Spectrograph)

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