The Operation group is responsible for the round-the-clock operation of the whole radiation source, including documentation of specific operation results.

The group is in charge of  the general operation of the accelerators, the coordination and scheduling of shutdown and machine-dedicated time activities. It participates in the definition and follow up of machine developments and has a role of co-ordination and interface with all the other groups in the ASD and with the other Divisions.

The reliability of the ESRF source is ensured through a wide-scale preventive maintenance programme and equipment follow-up using specific data bases. In the event of equipment failure, fast diagnostics and permanent on-call intervention teams provide rapid solutions to limit beam downtime.

The group is co-headed by Laurent Hardy and Jean-Luc Revol, and is composed of two coordinators, one Physicist, nine full time operators (FTOs) and one assistant in charge of shift administration and communication.


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