The Government of the Kingdom of Spain, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden
Legal information: Intergovernmental Agreement
Any country can request permission to install its telescopes at the Observatorios de Canarias (OOCC) by subscribing to the International Agreement and Protocol and signing a (Third Level) Agreement with the IAC specifying the instrument to be installed.
Under the terms of this agreement, Spain provides the site in return for a package that includes at least 20% of the available observing time. A further 5% of observing time at each telescope will be available for the International Time Programme (ITP), which is open to the research organizations of all of the Contracting Parties, including Spain.
Agreement on cooperation in astrophysicsLast modification
Addendum to the protocol on cooperation in astrophysical research between the governments of the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Denmark, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Sweden
In view of the request by the Federal Republic of Germany to join the agreement on cooperation in astrophysical research and the protocol between the governments of the Kingdom of Spain, the KingdomLast modification