MARCUs wiki

MARCUs: Mobility for ARC Users

The ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) in Europe is a unique network of (sub-) millimetre astronomy centres of excellence, being established to support the European user community for the global Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) being commissioned in Chile. This Networking Activity will structure and strengthen the European user community, by means of supporting user visits to the seven nodes of the European ARC network for European ALMA users. DoW_MARCUs

Eligibility for funding

Funding is available through the RadioNet3 MARCUs network for users that plan to visit one of the ALMA Regional Centre nodes. Any type of face-to-face support visits can be supported, e.g., ALMA proposal preparation, ALMA data reduction, and ALMA archive research.

To request MARCUs funding for your prospective visit, please fill out this form: MARCUs form. Approval of your request is required before you start your travel.

After the visit please use the travel claim forms to claim your expenses. You can only claim for expenses actually incurred.

ALMA Regional Centre

More information on the European ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) network can be found on the ARC webpage: ARC webpage. Links to all the ARC nodes can also be found on that page. The most recent 'User Guide to the European ARC' is linked here: ARC guide.


  • Task 1: The European ALMA Regional Centre
  • Task 2: Implementation of this activity
  • Task 3: Impact on the RadioNet3 community

MARCUs Meetings

The following meetings are supported by MARCUs:

8 tbd tbd Solar science
7 15 to 17 April 2015 Garching, DE ALMA/Herschel Archival Workshop 2015 Report
6 25 to 27 March 2015 Bonn, DE German ALMA Community Days 2015 Report
5 22 to 23 January 2015 Bologna, IT Workshop on mm-VLBI with ALMA Report
4 23 Sep 2014 Bamberg, DE ALMA Users´meetingReport
3 2-3 June 2014 Grenoble, FRALMA Phase corrections and long baseline workshop (invitation only)Report
2 10-14 March 2014 Garching, DE ALMA user workshop at the 3D2014 conferenceReport (travel support for a tutor of the ALMA user workshops)
15-6 Nov 2013Bonn, DEGerman Alma Community DaysReport

MARCUs Deliverables

The following deliverables are scheduled for MARCUs:


The following visits to ARC nodes are supported by MARCUs:

The chairman of MARCUs is Martin Zwaan (ESO)