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 2017

Council Cou 142: 31 May-1 Jun Cou 143 (extraordinary): 6 Jul Cou 144 (extraordinary): 10 Oct
Cou-145: 6-7 Dec
Committee of Council 90 CoC: 7-8 Mar 91 CoC: 10-11 Oct    
Finance Committee 148 FC 3-4 May 149 FC (extraordinary) 19 Sep 150 FC 6-7 Nov  
Scientific Technical Committee STC 89: 23-24 Apr STC 90: 24-25 Oct
   
ESAC: 17 Feb ESAC: 20-21 Sept    
ESC: 28 March ESC: 12 Oct    
LSP: 3 Apr LSP: 23 Oct    
Observing Programmes Committee OPC 100: 16-18 May OPC 101: 14-16 Nov    
Users Committee UC 41: 9-10 May      

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