The CTA Observatory gGmbH (CTAO gGmbH) is the legal entity for CTA in the preparation of the implementation of the CTA Observatory. The CTAO gGmbH works in close cooperation with the CTA Consortium, which is responsible for directing the science goals of the Observatory and is involved in the array design and supplying components (as in-kind contributions). The CTAO is governed by the CTA Council, composed of shareholders from nine countries and associate members from two countries:
The shareholders and associate members of the CTAO gGmbH
|Shareholder Country||Shareholder||Delegates||Entrance Year|
|Austria||Leopold Franzens Universität||Olaf Reimer||2016|
|Czech Republic||Institute of Physics of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic||Petr Travnick, Jan Burianek||2015|
|France||Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)||Berrie Giebels||2016|
|France||Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)||Pascal Debu||2016|
|Germany||Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)||Christian Stegmann||2014|
|Germany||Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG)||Markus Schleier||2016|
|Italy||Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)||Patrizia Caraveo||2014|
|Italy||Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)||To be determined||2017*|
|Japan||University of Tokyo||Masahiro Teshima||2015|
|Spain||Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)||Inma Figueroa, Rafael Rebolo||2015|
|Switzerland||Universität Zürich||Florencia Canelli||2014|
|United Kingdom||The Science and Technology Facilities Council||Antony Medland||2015|
*Pending final signatures.
|Associate Member Country||Associate Member||Delegates||Entrance Year|
|Netherlands||Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)||David Berge, Nico Kos||2015|
|South Africa||National Research Foundation||Markus Böttcher||2015|
The statutes of the CTAO gGmbH: Articles of Association
Administrative and Finance Committee (AFC)
Purpose: To advise the Council on matters of administrative and legal issues of financial management.
Chair: James Botha
In-Kind Review Committee (IKRC)
Purpose: To assess the process of calls for in-kind contributions to the CTA Observatory, evaluate proposals received, provide recommendations on the selection of the proposals to the council and to advise on the contracting and reviewing process of in-kind contributions.
Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)
Purpose: To monitor and evaluate the scientific goals and overall layout of CTA, including its technical design. To assess the costs of construction and operation of the facility.
Chair: Roger Blandford
CTA Council Meetings
The CTA Council meets on a regular basis but at least once per year. The meetings are not open to the public and are attended by shareholder delegates and their experts, associate member delegates, CTA spokesperson(s), the chair of the Consortium Board and the Managing Director assisted by the Technical Director/Project Manager, the Scientific Director/Project Scientist and additional members of the company at the Chair’s discretion. Other persons whose presence may be required (e.g. external auditors) may be invited by the Chair with the Council’s approval.
9th Council Meeting
8-9 March 2017
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14-15 November 2016
26 September 2016
13-14 June 2016
6-7 March 2016
13 November 2015
15-16 July 2015
25-26 March 2015
22 October 2014
5 September 2014