STCE Seminar: How virtual observatories facilitate good data management

Loïc Trompet (BIRA-IASB) and Veronique Delouille (ROB) will present the next online STCE seminar.  


How virtual observaties facilitate good data management 


Appropriate data management facilitates knowledge discovery by ensuring (meta)data are made as widely available as possible. Funding agencies are therefore increasingly concerned with long term data stewardship, including a.o. data access, preservation, and reliability.

The FAIR (Find-Access-Interoperate-Reuse) principles can act as a guide towards good data management. While the FAIR principles were defined precisely in 2016, virtual observatories (VO) along with international standards were being developed since over a decade.  These VOs are inherently designed to meet the FAIR principles, with one VO standard for data access, i.e. the Table Access Protocol (TAP). This protocol lies at the heart of the VESPA  (Virtual European Solar and Planetary Access) VO, which aims at facilitating data access and at connecting science tools from different institutions.

The experience of implementing a TAP service for distributing  Venus atmospheric profiles via the VESPA VO will also be presented.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 13:30 to 14:30

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