The Consortium includes countries in the core of the project (Partners : France, United Kingdom,  The Netherlands,  Brazil,  Germany) as well as other participating countries (Associate Partners :  Austria,  Finland,  Italy,  Portugal,  Spain,  Sweden) 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.

Project Steering Committee

This committee includes the persons nominated by the Partner and Associate Partner Agencies. The main role of the steering committee is to follow the milestones of the project in coordination with the PI, to review the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Construction Phase that will be prepared during Phase A, and to organise in Europe (and Brazil) the scientific and financial support of the E-ELT/MOS. It will includes countries in the core of the project (Partners : France, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Brazil, Germany) as well as other participating countries (Associate Partners : Austria, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden) 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 - Alexis Finogenov (Helsinki Univ.), Finland - Fabrizio Fiore (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma), Italy - Jesus Gallego (Madrid, Computense Univ.), Spain - Lex Kaper (Amsterdam Univ.), Netherlands - Olivier Le Fèvre (LAM, Marseille), France - Simon Morris (Durham Univ.), U.K. - Goran Ostlin (Stockholm Univ.), Sweden - Martin Roth (AIP, Potsdam), Germany - 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 E-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 E-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.

Steering Committee

Fabrizio Fiore
Fabrizio Fiore
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy
José Alfonso
José Alfonso
IA, Lisbon Univ., Portugal
Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
IAG, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Goran Ostlin
Goran Ostlin
Stockholm Univ., Sweden
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Amsterdam Univ.,
Netherlands
Bodo Ziegler
Bodo Ziegler
Vienna Univ., Austria
Olivier Le Fèvre
Olivier Le Fèvre
LAM, Marseille, France
Alexis Finogenov
Alexis Finogenov
Helsinki Univ., Finland
Jesus Gallego
Jesus Gallego
Madrid, Computense Univ., Spain
Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Durham Univ., U.K
Martin Roth
Martin Roth
AIP, Potsdam, Germany

Board

Jean-Gabriel Cuby
Jean-Gabriel Cuby
Co-P.I.
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Co-P.I.
Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Co-P.I.
Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
Co-P.I.
François Hammer
François Hammer
Principal Investigator
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Management

Pascal Jagourel
Pascal Jagourel
Project Manager
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Mickaël Frotin
Mickaël Frotin
Deputy Project Manager
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Fatima Defrondat
Fatima Defrondat
Quality Assurance Engineer
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Science

Rubén Janssen
Rubén Janssen
UK ATC Instrument Scientist
Gavin Dalton
Gavin Dalton
Instrument Scientist
Mathieu Puech
Mathieu Puech
Co-Project Scientist
Simulations (Science)
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Chris Evans
Chris Evans
Project Scientist
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Myriam Rodrigues
Myriam Rodrigues
Co-Instrument Scientist
DRS
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Engineering

Phil Parr Burman
Phil Parr Burman
NIR Spectrograph
(SPES-NIR)
(ICOS)
Ian Lewis
Ian Lewis
Positioning System (POS)
Kacem El Hadi
Kacem El Hadi
AIT
Isabelle Guinouard
Isabelle Guinouard
Light Transport
to Spectrographs (SOST)
Bruno Castilho
Bruno Castilho
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Ramon Navarro
Ramon Navarro
VIS Spectrograph
(SPES-VIS)
Andreas Kelz
Andreas Kelz
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Richard Myers
Richard Myers
Adaptative Optics Expertise
Sylvestre Taburet
Sylvestre Taburet
IT/Web Infrastructure
Gérard Rousset
Gérard Rousset
Adaptative Optics Expertise
Tim Morris
Tim Morris
System Engineer,
Adaptative Optics
Johan Pragt
Johan Pragt
VIS Spectrograph
(VIS-SPES)
Ewan Fitzsimmons
Ewan Fitzsimmons
System Engineer
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Marc Dubbeldam
Marc Dubbeldam
System Engineer
Mechanics
Kevin Middleton
Kevin Middleton
Positioning system (POS)
Yanbin Yang
Yanbin Yang
DRS
Fanny Chemla
Fanny Chemla
System Engineer
Optics
Marie Larrieu
Marie Larrieu
Electronics & ICS (EICS)
Annemieke Janssen
Annemieke Janssen
VIS-SPES
(VIS Spectrograph)

Who are we? Infos on the MOSAIC consortium.

CONSORTIUM

Scientific goals and milestones: why MOSAIC?

SCIENCE

How do we get there? All the technology behind MOSAIC.

INSTRUMENT

What performance can we expect from MOSAIC?

PERFORMANCE

How will MOSAIC fit in the instrumental landscape?

Synergy