The study and construction consortium for ESPRESSO gathers several academic and research institutes of four countries, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland, as listed in the table below.
|Astronomical Observatory||University of Geneva||OGE||Switzerland|
|Physics Institute||University of Bern||SRPS-Bern||Switzerland|
|Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias||Tenerife||IAC||Spain|
|Osservatorio di Trieste||INAF-OATS||Italy|
|Osservatorio di Brera||INAF-Brera||Italy|
|Centro de Astrofisica||Universidade do Porto||IA-CAUP||Portugal|
|Facultade de Ciencias||Universidade de Lisboa||IA-FCUL||Portugal|
Each country is represented in the Executive Board by a PI or a Co-PI:
|Italy||Stefano CRISTIANI, Co-PI|
|Portugal||Nuno SANTOS, Co-PI|
|Spain||Rafael REBOLO LOPEZ, Co-PI|
|Switzerland||Francesco PEPE, PI|
ESO itself, apart of being the customer, is taking part to the project, participating in several workpackages. Although not formally part of the consortium, it is represented in the executive board by a so-called “ESO representative”:
The people involved in the project in the various institutes are listed in the next page.