CoSADIE - Collaborative Sustainable Astronomical Data Infrastructure for Europe

WP2 Increasing awareness and gathering requirements from the user and provider communities

WP lead : Francisco Jiménez (INTA), with Markus Demleitner (UHEI) for activities towards data providers

WP Objectives

This Work Package aims at increasing awareness of the Euro-VO among the scientific (user) and data centre (provider) community, and at gathering their requirements to be taken into account in the Sustainability Study.

Description of Work

This Work Package is managed by the WP lead, INTA, assisted by a Working Group for each of the WP sub-tasks, the Science Working Group (Task 2.1) and the Data Centre Working Group (Task 2.2), respectively led by INTA and UHEI.

CoSADIE will organise them at the European level. This will then be used as template by the partners to organise similar activities towards their user and provider communities. All the events organised at European level will be open to participants from all European countries, including non-partner countries.

  • Task 2.1: Activities towards the science community (INTA). The activities aim at disseminating knowledge about the VObs and at gathering feedback and requirements from the science community
    • The meetings of the Science Advisory Committee will be used to gather high level guidance on the project, scientific feedback and requirements
    • The organisation of one VO School at European level will be used to increase awareness about the Euro-VO capacities in the community and to gather requirements and feedback.
    • Support to groups with research lines which could benefit from the VObs methodology
    • Presentation of the Euro-VO and of CoSADIE in scientific conferences

  • Task 2.2: Activities towards to data centre community (UHEI). The starting points are the Census of European data centres performed by the EuroVO-DCA project in 2008 and updated by EuroVO-AIDA in 2009/2010, with possible newcomers identified at the beginning of the project, and the report foreseen by Astronet on the current status of the data at the major European facilities
    • Data Centres will be polled for their feedback and requirements on the VObs framework, as input to the Technology sustainability study of WP3, and on their opinion and needs on Euro-VO governance and on the repartition of VO relevant tasks between the international, European and national levels
    • A European Data Centre Forum will be organised to demonstrate VObs tools aimed at supporting data centres in their VObs take-up, and to gather feedback and requirements from the whole European community of astronomical data centres. Complementary national meetings could also be organised by the CoSADIE partners towards their national community if needed.
    • Special attention will be given to the needs of the large, ESFRI projects, in particular E-ELT, CTA and SKA, and also of current large ground-based projects such as VLT, LBT, ALMA, LOFAR or GranTeCan and space programmes (e.g. Euclid),


List of activities

  • Task 2.1 Activities towards the science community. Increase awareness
  • Task 2.1 Activities towards the science community. Gathering requirements

    • Feedback from VO schools

    • Other activities

      • Survey to estimate the current use of VO tools by the participants in the Euro-VO schools held since 2008 (Euro-VO AIDA).
      • Periodic check of astro-ph to identify papers published by European groups that could benefit from using VO tools in their science cases but that did not make use of such tools. The groups will be contacted and informed about the existence of CoSADIE, the European VO tools, and the on-line material available (the schools).
      • Periodic check of astro-ph to identify papers containing collections of observational and theoretical data. If these datasets are in tabular form, the authors will be encouraged to submit them to Vizier.
  • Task 2.2 Activities towards the data centre community. Gathering requirements.

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