Coordination Action for the integration of


Solar System Infrastructures and Science

Community Coordination – Projects

SOLARNET

Meeting: 1st SOLARNET – 3rd EAST/ATST Meeting:
Synergies between ground and space based solar research
Date & Venue:    5-8 August 2013; Oslo, Norway
Web Site: SOLARNET 2013


SOLARNET is an FP7 project (http://www.solarnet-east.eu/; Grant No. 312495) that is funded under in a Call in the Capacities Programme that closed in November 2011. The project brings together and integrates the major European research infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics, in order to promote their coordinated use and development. This network includes all pertinent European research institutions, infrastructures and data repositories; private companies and non-European organizations are also involved in this worldwide initiative.

SOLARNET has grown out of the EAST Consortium and is aimed at undertaking development work in preparation for the European Solar Telescope (EST); although a significant part of the work relates to hardware subsystems, a good deal of effort is devoted to developing data processing pipelines and the further develop a "solar virtual observatory".

The SOLARNET project represents a major investment on behalf of the solar community in Europe and many groups across Europe (and the US) are involved in the project, including UCL-MSSL, ROB, UPST and INAF. Both UCL-MSSL and ROB are involved in the work packages related to the solar virtual observatory and will draw on experience gained in the HELIO and SOTERIA projects to ensure that SOLARNET continues to expand on what has already been developed rather than starting from scratch. Knowledge developed under CASSIS will allow us to address issues where practices an interoperability can be improved.


We made a presentation at the 1st SOLARNET meeting on experiences gained in HELIO and how this relates to the design of data systems that will be developed in the future. The meeting took place in Oslo in August 2013 in conjunction with the 3rd EAST/ATST Meeting. ATST, the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, is the US equivalent of the European Solar Telescope (EST); it is currently under construction in Hawaii and work has now started on the data processing pipelines and is therefore in the phase where they are open to input on how to improve standards and interoperability.


 

Coordination

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CESRA Workshop
La Roche en Ardenne,
Belgium

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Tatranska Lomnica,
Slovakia

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Bruges, Belgium

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Namur, Belgium

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Brussels, Belgium

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Antwerp, Belgium

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Athens, Greece

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SOLARNET