Science Operations 2015: Science Data Management

Published: 30 Jun 2015
ESO VLT and the ESA Gaia satellite

ESO/ESA Workshop, ESO Headquarters, Garching, Germany, 24–27 November 2015

ESO and the European Space Agency (ESA) generate a significant fraction of science data from ground and space for the European and international astronomical community. These data allow access both directly for PIs and for the community at large through powerful science archives. The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss the various approaches to science data management in spacecraft missions and ground-based facilities for astronomy.

The workshop continues the series of ESO/ESA joint meetings on operating ground- and space-based astronomical facilities. The last Workshop took place in 2013 at ESAC and was reported in The Messenger. Topics for the current workshop include:

  • Quality assurance of science data and related calibrations
  • Data reduction and analysis
  • Science archives (content and user services).

Full details can be found on the workshop website or by enquiry to sciops2015. Deadline for registration and abstract submission is 18 September 2015.