Our objectives can be summarized in two:

  1. To improve the techniques to determine chemical abundances in stars and the overall analysis of stellar spectra.
  2. To apply the improvements to new datasets (SDSS APOGEE/SEGUE, Gaia-ESO, HETDEX, DESI, WEAVE) to deepen our understanding of the chemical evolution of the Milky Way and galaxies in general, stellar evolution and the origin of the chemical elements.