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WP4: Data Access, Discovery and Interoperability (DADI)


Make the ESFRI and pathfinder project data available for discovery and usage by the whole astronomical community, interoperable in a homogeneous international framework, and accessible with a set of common tools. More specifically:

  • Train and support ESFRI project staff in the usage and implementation of the VO framework and tools, and make them active participants in the development of the VO framework definition and updates, thus contributing to relevance and sustainability of the framework.
  • Train and support the wider astronomical community in scientific use of the framework, in particular for pathfinder data, and gather their requirements and feedback.
  • Adapt the VO framework and tools to the ESFRI project needs, and make sure European astronomers remain lead actors in the IVOA, influencing it in the interest of the European infrastructures and the European scientific community.

Setting the scene

Slides from the WP4 presentation at the ASTERICS kick-off meeting available here

Repository of Products

A repository of DADI products has been made available at ASTERICS mid-term (April 2017), with an final version provided at the end of the project. It is updated regularly.

The repository of DADI products can be found here


ASTERICS concluding event

The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, 25-29 March 2019, Groningen

Events organised by ASTERICS WP4


WP4 Technology Forum 1, 17 & 18 September 2015, Strasbourg

ESFRI Forum & Training Event 1, 3 & 4 December 2015, Trieste

ASTERICS DADI School 1, 15-17 December 2015, Madrid

WP4 Technology Forum 2, 7 & 8 March 2016, Edinburgh

European Data Provider Forum and Training Event 1, 15 & 16 June 2016, Heidelberg (Wiki)

ASTERICS DADI School 2, 14-16 November 2016, Strasbourg

WP4 Technology Forum 3, 22-23 March 2017, Strasbourg

ASTERICS DADI School 3, 14-16 November 2017, Madrid

ESFRI Forum & Training Event 2, 12 (newcomers session) + 13 & 14 December 2017, Trieste

WP4 Technology Forum 4, 16-17 April 2018, Edinburgh

European Data Provider Forum and Training Event 2, 27 & 28 June 2018, Heidelberg — plus introductory course on the Virtual Observatory on 26 June and hands-on consulting sessions on data publication on 29 June

ASTERICS DADI School 4, 20-22 November 2018, Strasbourg

WP4 Technology Forum 5, 26-28 February 2019, Strasbourg

Specific events

Authorisation & Authentication meeting, Meudon, 11 December 2015 (meeting organised by CTA with participation from SKA, IVOA and ASTERICS WP3)

Gravitational Waves, 31 May - 1 June 2016, Strasbourg

LOFAR/VO, 18 November 2016, Strasbourg

10th SVO school, 6-8 March 2017, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

DADI-CLEOPATRA meeting on the Time Domain, 21 March 2017, Strasbourg

GAPS Time Series face-to-face, 22 June 2017, INAF-OAPd, Padova, Italy

Observatoire Virtuel 2017 @OCA, 26-27 September 2017, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France

Strasbourg Time Series Data Meeting, 5-6 December 2017, Strasbourg

Strasbourg Time Series Data Model meeting, 17-20 July 2018, Strasbourg

Exo-Planetary Data Model Meeting, 20-21 September 2018, INAF-OAPd, Padova, Italy

DADI/OBELICS A&A face-to-face Meeting, 29-30 January 2019, Trieste, Italy

Provenance meetings

Other events of interest for WP4

IVOA Interoperability meeting, 14-19 June 2015, Sesto/Sexten

RDA Sixth Plenary meeting, 23-25 September 2015, Paris

IVOA Interoperability meeting, 30 October - 1 November 2015, Sydney and the attached ADASS XXV Conference (25-29 October 2015)

RDA Seventh Plenary Meeting, 1-3 March 2016, Tokyo

IVOA Interoperability Meeting, 9-13 May 2016, Cape Town

Second Cosmology School, Keilce, Poland, 11-24 July 2016 (two days of tutorials on the scientific usage of VO)

RDA Eighth Plenary meeting, during the International Data Week, Denver, Colorado, 11-17 September 2016

IVOA Interoperability Meeting, 21-23 October 2016, Trieste, and the attached ADASS XXVI Conference (16-20 October 2016)

X SVO School, Tenerife, Spain, 6-8 March 2017

RDA Ninth Plenary meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 April 2017

IVOA Interoperability meeting, Shanghai, China, 14-19 May 2017

RDA EU – ENVRI Summer School on Data Management and Data Science, 12–16 June 2017, hosted at CSC in Helsinki/Espoo, Finland

Third Cosmology School, Cracow, Poland, 10-23 July 2017 (VO mini-workshop: two days of tutorials on the scientific usage of VO)

RDA Tenth Plenary meeting, Montréal, Canada, 19-21 September 2017

IVOA Interoperability meeting, Santiago, Chile, 27-29 October 2017, and the attached ADASS XXVII Conference (22-26 October 2017)

RDA Eleventh Plenary Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 21-23 March 2018

XI SVO School, Madrid, Spain,24-25 May 2019

IVOA Interoperability meeting, Victoria, Canada, 27 May - 1 June 2018

RDA Twelfth Plenary Meeting, Gaborone, Botswana, 5-8 November 2018, in the framework of the International Data Week 2018

XII SVO School, 7-8 November 2018, Madrid

IVOA Interoperability meeting, College Park, Md, USA, 8-10 November 2018 and the attached ADASS XXVIII Conference (11-15 November 2018)

XIII SVO School, Madrid, 4-5 March 2019

RDA Thirtieth Plenary Meeting, Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2019

Gravitational Wave Open Data Workshop, Paris, 8-10 April 2019


Task4.1 (INAF - UHEI)

Support to astronomy ESFRI facilities, their pathfinders and other infrastructures of pan-European interest for implementation of their data in the VO framework Task description

Task 4.2 (INTA - CNRS)

Support to the astronomical community Task description

Task 4.3 (CNRS - UEDIN)

Update of the VO framework from feedback and requirements Task description

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