JIVE - Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC; ASTRON - Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Dwingeloo, The Netherlands

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Abstract Reference: 31165
Identifier: D3
Presentation: Demo Booth organisational
Key Theme: 8 Other 

ASTERICS -  Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster  

Cimo Giuseppe, Bob van der Meer, 

The Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster, ASTERICS, brings together astronomers and astroparticle physicists of 23 European institutes to help world-leading facilities, such as SKA, CTA, KM3NeT, and E-ELT, work together to find common solutions to their Big Data challenges, their interoperability and scheduling, and their data access.

 Major goal of ASTERICS is the development of common solutions for streaming data processing and extremely large databases by maximising software re-use and co-development of technology for the robust and flexible handling of huge data streams. Critical for reaching this goal is the creation of an open innovation environment for establishing open standards and software libraries for multi-wavelength/multi-messenger data. Cross-facility coordination is crucial in terms of response to multi-messenger transient alerts. Therefore, ASTERICS is developing innovative methods for relaying alerts, which will signal the detection of transient event between facilities for joint observing programmes. In preparation for the era of multi-messenger observations, ASTERICS addresses common challenges to connectivity, synchronisation, and scheduling.

 Finally ASTERICS aims to open up multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy to scientists, through the Virtual Observatory by adapting the VO framework and tools to the ESFRI project needs, and to the general public, which is not only seen as target for outreach but as a research tool by means of citizen science mass participation experiments.