Welcome to the Nordic ALMA Regional Centre

The mission of the Nordic ARC node is to provide full user support for ALMA users in the Nordic and Baltic countries, from proposal development and submission, to data reduction and analysis. The ultimate goals is to help and encourage the community to make the best use of ALMA.  ARC node services include e.g. face-to-face support for proposal preparation, observing setups, projects status follow-up, data reduction (CASA software), and access to archives. The host university of the Nordic ARC node, Chalmers University of Technology has an active astronomy group with an interest in many areas of ALMA enabled science including interstellar medium studies, star-formation, evolved-stars, nearby galaxies, active galactic nuclei and high-redshift galaxies. Astronomers at Chalmers/Onsala are also involved in developing data analysis and modelling tools for astrochemistry and radiative transfer. Scientific collaborations between astronomy group/ARC node scientists and the wider community are welcome.


The Atacama Large Millimeter/submilliter Array (ALMA) is a revolutionary instrument currently under construction in the Atacama desert, Chile. When completed, it will consist of 66 antennas, operated as an interferometer array, and will be used to explore the millimeter and submillimeter window with unprecedent sensitivity and angular resolution.

ALMA is an international collaboration between East Asia, Europe and North America. Astronomers of the different participating countries will interact with ALMA via ALMA Regional Centres (ARC). The core of the European Regional Centre is located in Garching, Germany with a number of ARC nodes (see the Links page) spread over the continent.

Nordic ALMA publications

Recent news

2018 January 09: A new installment of Science Verification data is planned for release on 22 January 2018. More information can be found on the ALMA Science Portal.

2017 December 20: A pre-announcement for ALMA Cycle 6 has been released on the ALMA Science Portal.

2017 December 14: A user support position at the Nordic ARC node is available. Application deadline is on January 31, 2018. You can find the full announcement here.

2017 September 25: The configuration schedule for Cycle 5 has been updated. You can find the schedule here.

2017 September 25: PIs can now submit DDT proposals for Cycle 5. This was PIs can take advantage of the long baseline configuration at the beginning of the cycle. Find more information here.

2017 August 4: The results of the proposal review for ALMA Cycle 5 were announced last week. PIs of approved projects have to create their Phase 2 science goals by September 7, 2017 (15.00 UT). Find more information on the science portal.

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