2014 Special Seminar:
The 15-m diameter James Clark Maxwell (JCMT) Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii is the largest telescope in the world operating at submillimetre wavelengths.
Over the last 7 years the telescope has dedicated more than 50% of the available observing time to large scales surveys.
Initially these focused on using the 16 pixel 345 GHz heterodyne camera, HARP, while more recently the surveys have been using SCUBA-2. to image dust continuum emission.
In this talk I will discuss the results from these surveys, focusing in particular on the three surveys related to galactic star formation: the Gould Belt Survey, the JCMT Plane Survey and the the Spectral Legacy Survey.
I will also explore the possibilities for future