AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 52 Virtual Observations in Solar Physics
SPD Topical Session, Wednesday, June 2, 2004, 10:45am-12:30pm, 704/706

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[52.07] IAU Working Group on International Data Access for Solar and Heliospheric data

R.D. Bentley (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London), F. Hill (National Solar Observatory), N. Hurlburt (Lockheed-Martin Corp.), A. Roberts (Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Division II (Sun and Heliosphere) of the IAU has initiated a Working Group to study the archiving, retrieval and distribution of solar and heliospheric data. The goal of the Working Group is to facilitate the use of available solar and heliospheric data that are archived in a large number of computers scattered all over the world.

The intent of the Working Group is to help coordinate the existing and growing data exchange through the Internet and work with the virtual observatory initiatives to propose guidelines for exchange at an international level and encourage participation in the projects.

The Working Group is working with the virtual observatory initiatives to ensure that they develop standards and employ techniques that are acceptable to the worldwide solar and heliospheric communities and to encourage interoperability between the projects. The EGSO, VSO, CoSEC and VSPO projects are all part of the Working Group and would also like to encourage the communities to help develop standards and participate in the virtual observatory projects.

The aims of and objectives the Working Group will be discussed and feedback from the audience is encouraged.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: bentley@egso.org

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