International cooperation

IRAM is a European collaboration between the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), the German MPG (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) and the Spanish IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional). But its activities are global. Partnerships exist with many space research organisations including ESA, NASA and CNES. As well as developing and running its own observatories, IRAM is often a major contributor to other projects such as ALMA, the world's largest millimeter interferometer project currently under construction.