Australian SKA committees

The Australian SKA committees support the global SKA project.

Australian SKA Coordination Committee

Roles and responsibilities

The Australian SKA Coordination Committee (ASCC) responsibilities include:

  • maintaining governance arrangements between project partners
  • ensuring the Australian SKA site is ready for construction
  • contributing to project design and implementation
  • providing policy frameworks.

ASCC members

ASCC membership reflects Australia’s SKA project partners and the scientific community.

Australian SKA Coordination Committee chair (representing the Australian Government)
Australian SKA Coordination Committee Deputy Chair | Science Advisory Committee member | Interim Executive Director, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
Australian SKA Coordination Committee member (representing the Government of Western Australia)
Australian SKA Coordination Committee member (representing the CSIRO)
Science Advisory Committee Chair | Australian SKA Coordination Committee member | CSIRO SKA Project Scientist, CSIRO Space and Astronomy
Australian SKA Coordination Committee member | Australian member of the Science and Engineering Advisory Committee
Australian SKA Coordination Committee expert member
Australian SKA Coordination Committee expert member | Chief Executive Officer, Astronomy Australia Limited
Australian SKA Coordination Committee independent member | Deputy Executive Director, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee

Roles and responsibilities

The Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee (ASSAC):

  • provides scientific advice to the ASCC
  • provides advice that supports the delivery and protection of the Australian SKA site
  • contributes to the project’s design and implementation.

The SAC meets at least 3 times each year.

ASSAC members

The SAC members have diverse radio astronomy and science backgrounds.

Dr Phil Edwards

Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee member | Australian SKA Coordination Committee member | CSIRO SKA Project Scientist, CSIRO Space and Astronomy

Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths

Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee member | Professor of Astronomy, Australian National University

Professor Elaine Sadler FAA

Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee member | University of Sydney

Dr Cathryn Trott

Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee member | Associate Professor of Radio Astronomy, Curtin University

Dr Stuart Ryder

Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee member | Adjunct Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University

Professor Barbara Catinella

Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee member | Associate Professor of Radio Astronomy, University of Western Australia

Professor Adam Deller

Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee member | Professor of Astrophysics, Swinburne University

Dr Karen Lee-Waddell

Australian SKA Science Advisory Committee member | Director, Australian SKA Regional Centre

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