Welcome to the Nordic ALMA Regional Center node

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 located at 5000 meters over sea level in the Atacama desert, Chile. It consists of 66 antennas operated as an interferometer array, and is used to explore the millimeter and submillimeter window with unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution.

ALMA is an international collaboration between East Asia, Europe and North America. Astronomers of the different participating countries 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 December 19: The pre-announcement for ALMA Cycle 7 observations has been released. More information on ALMA in Cycle 7 and user support can be found on the ALMA science portal and our Cycle 7 pages.

2018 October 16: Some ALMA projects have been affected by CASA imaging issues. Affected PIs have been contacted. More information can be found on the ALMA science portal.

2018 September 3: Two permanent positions at the Nordic ARC node are open for applications. For more information and to apply, go here.

2018 August 13: The highest-priority projects in Cycle 6 are now published on the ALMA science portal.

2018 July 31: The results of the proposal review were announced to PIs on July 25.

2018 June 8: The ALMA proposal submission statistics were published on the ALMA science portal.

2018 May 3: The ALMA call for proposals closed on April 19. More than 1800 proposals were submitted to Cycle 6 - a new record for ALMA. The results of the proposal review will be announced in August 2018.

2018 March 05: Additional information on ALMA Cycle 6 (incl. the predicted configuration schedule) is available on the ALMA science portal and our ALMA Cycle 6 webpages.

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