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A
ACA
Atacama Compact Array (Array composed of 16 antennas)
AIVC
Assembly, Integration, Verification and Commissioning
ALMA
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
AMAC
ALMA Management Advisory Committee
ANASAC
ALMA North American Scientific Advisory Committee
AOS
Array Operations Site (located at an altitude of 5,000 meters)
ARC
ALMA Regional Centre
ASAC
ALMA Scientific Advisory Committee
ATF
ALMA Test Facility in Socorro, New Mexico, USA
AUI
Associated Universities, Inc.

E
EASAC
ALMA East Asian Scientific Advisory Committee
ESAC
European Scientific Advisory Committee
ESO
European Southern Observatory

I
IPT
Integrated Product Team

J
JAO
Joint ALMA Observatory

N
NAOJ
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
NINS
National Institutes of Natural Sciences
NRAO
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
NSF
National Science Foundation of the USA

O
OSF
Operations Support Facility (located at an altitude of 2,900 meters)