Working Meeting - The ESPAS e-infrastructure: presentation of the final system and lessons learned

Anna Belehaki (NOA), Mike Hapgood (STFC)
Tuesday, 24th 17:00 - 18:30, Delvaux

The aim of ESPAS Research Infrastructure is to facilitate the access to data from the near-Earth space environment ( This is achieved through the development of an e-infrastructure that supports queries for metadata and data search by location, time, assets, observed properties and observed collections. Main elements are the data model, which is compatible with all heterogeneous data formats, the XML schemas for metadata exchange format, the domain-specific ontology, the wrapper installed at the data nodes to support metadata harvesting from the main platform, the main platform built on the D-NET framework and the GUI with its designed workflows. The final release provides access to datasets registered in ESPAS from ground based Digisondes and ionosondes, magnetometers, GNSS receivers, Fabry Perot Interferometers, SUPERDARN, ISRs, and from space missions CHAMP, IMAGE/RPI, ACE, SOHO, PROBA2, NOAA/POES, DEMETER, Cluster, ISIS/Alouette, MAGION3, among others. In order to enhance its functionalities, ESPAS provides datasets derived from a number of models such us IRI-2012, EDAM, CMAT2.
This splinter session aims at exploring ESPAS capabilities based on the implementation of specific science cases which require identification of events, analysis of multi-instrument and multi-point data, model-observation comparison, statistical analysis, and data visualization, among others. This splinter is open to the ESWW participants who are welcome to test the ESPAS functionalities during the session and report back on their experience.