The AAL Project Oversight Committee (APOC) is appointed by the AAL Board to monitor and assess the progress of AAL-funded projects and activities, and determine whether project plans are being efficiently implemented. APOC reports on project progress to the AAL Board, and is also called upon to provide feedback and guidance on the feasibility of new project proposals.
APOC meets four times per year, in line with project reporting requirements. One meeting takes place in person, where possible, and the rest occur online via video conferencing. When seeking new members for APOC, AAL looks for astronomers and industry or technical experts with experience in project management and assessment of highly technical and scientific infrastructure projects.
Members of APOC are appointed by the AAL Board via an application process (organised by AAL) and are installed for a two-year fixed term, with the possibility of renewal. In addition: