ESO's Governing Bodies

ESO's ruling body is its Council, which delegates day to day responsibility to the Executive under ESO's Director General. Other governing bodies of ESO are: the Finance Committee (FC), the Scientific Technical Committee (STC), the Observing Programmes Committee (OPC) and the Users Committee (UC).

Information about the meeting dates of the various committees is available via the meetings calender below. Please note that in most cases committees documents have restricted access and are password protected.

ESO procedures (password protected):

Council and Committee Meetings in 2018

Council Cou 146 (extraordinary): 7 Mar
Cou 147: 5-6 Jun Cou-148: 4-5 Dec
 
Committee of Council 92 CoC: 6-7 Mar 93 CoC: 10-11 Oct    
Finance Committee 151 FC (extraordinary): 20 Feb 152 FC: 8-9 May   153 FC (extraordinary): 19 Sep 154 FC: 6-7 Nov
Scientific Technical Committee STC 91: 24-25 Apr STC 92: 23-24 Oct    
ESAC: 19 Feb      
ESC: 11 Apr      
LSP: 23 Apr      
Observing Programmes Committee OPC 102: 22-24 May OPC 103: 20-22 Nov    
Users Committee  UC 42: 26-27 Apr      

Council and Committee Meetings in 2017

Council and Committee Meetings in 2016

Council and Committee Meetings in 2015

Council and Committee Meetings in 2014

Council and Committee Meetings in 2013

Council and Committee Meetings in 2012

Overview of Previous Meetings