MSE's Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
MSE Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer Project comprises a large, international collaboration of scientists, engineers, and educators who share a goal of enabling and executing large-scale surveys of astrophysical objects. The MSE Project respects all individuals and expects a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment amongst its members. The MSE Project does not condone or tolerate harassment, bullying, or discrimination of any kind. Members of MSE’s Project Office, Science and Engineering Teams shall treat each other with respect at all times regardless of personal characteristics including, but not limited to, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, age, career stage, caregiver status, disability, and geographic location.
MSE Statement on the Cultural Heritage of Maunakea
Maunakea is a deeply revered cultural landscape that also happens to be the premier site in the world to study the cosmos. The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer Project deeply respects its cultural importance and storied past. We are cognizant that the decisions we make today are intertwined with the future of Maunakea and its cherished summit. We appreciate that Maunakea is sacred to many people in different ways, and we are thankful and privileged to study the universe from the summit – a unique portal on the universe.