The Challenge of Distributed Science Operations

Published: 12 May 2017
SCIOPS2017 Poster

ESA/ESO SCIOPS Workshop 2017 "Working together in support of science"
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Madrid, Spain, 17–20 October 2017

Science operations are becoming ever more complex and this 3rd ESA-ESO collaborative workshop will focus on the challenges that distributed science operations present to space- and ground-based projects, promoting the interchange of ideas and information between ESA, ESO and the broader community.

The workshop will review experience gained from past projects such as Herschel and Planck, and discuss the experiences of the ongoing operations of projects such as Gaia, the ESO Public Surveys and the ALMA ARC, looking forward to the challenges presented by more complex projects in future, for example Euclid and 4MOST, some of which are also raising questions relevant to the coordination between space and ground based projects. Discussion topics will include: experience gained from space missions and ground-based projects past and present; strategic coordination issues between space and ground-based projects; what can be learned from planetary missions; and the challenges of future projects. The abstract and registration deadline is 6 September 2017 and full details are available on the workshop webpage.