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The COMPASS project gathers the efforts of 6 partner laboratories in France around the implementation of an optimized development platform for the AO equipped instrumentation of the E-ELT.

The COMPASS project is funded by ANR grant ANR-12-MONU-0022.

LESIA : Laboratoire d’Etudes Spatiales et d’Instrumentations en Astrophysique is one of five science laboratories of Observatoire de Paris. It is also a CNRS Laboratory (UMR 8109). LESIA is associated with the University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 (UFR de Physique 925 & Institut de la Vision) and with the University Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (UFR de Physique & UFR Sciences de la Terre, de l’Environnement et des Planètes - STEP).

GEPI : The “Galaxies Etoiles Physique et Instrumentation” laboratory is one of the five departments of the Paris Observatory, as well as a CNRS laboratory (UMR 8111), and a laboratory associated with the Paris Diderot University. It comprises two scientific teams and an instrument division. At a time when progress in astronomical instrumentation allows us to observe individual stars in nearby galaxies, the laboratory hosts both a stellar and an extragalactic research community.

IPAG : Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble is a joint laboratory of CNRS and Université Joseph Fourier (UMR 5274). One of its main research areas is the study of stellar and planetary formation, through modeling, observations, data analysis, and instrument development.

MDLS : Maison de la Simulation (USR 3441) is a joint laboratory between 5 partners (CEA, CNRS, INRIA, Université d’Orsay and Université de Versailles - St Quentin) created in 2011 in order to promote the effective use by scientific community of the major computing facilities (e.g. the European PRACE/GENCI CURIE supercomputer) and research in HPC. MDLS seeks to accompany, support and stimulate scientific communities to make the best use of supercomputers, especially deployed as part of the European project PRACE and the French national centers under GENCI.

LAM : Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, is a joint research unit (UMR7326) of the French National Research Center (CNRS-INSU) and the Université d’Aix-Marseille (AMU). The LAM undertakes research in astrophysics, with about 50 researchers, 75 engineers, technicians and administrative staff, 15 post-doctoral researchers, 18 doctoral students and 20 contract employees.

ONERA, Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales, the French national aerospace research laboratory, is a public research establishment with 8 major facilities in France and about 2.000 employees, including 1.500 scientists, engineers and technicians. ONERA develops scientific knowledge in its own laboratories and, as coordinator of other French and European research teams, leads multi-disciplinary application focused research projects. The ONERA Optics department gathers more the 120 scientists working on innovative optical concepts and systems over a wide wavelength range (from UV to far IR) for the aeronautic, space and defence industry.