The European Virtual Observatory EURO-VO


The Virtual Observatory is an international astronomical community-based initiative. It aims to allow global electronic access to the available astronomical data archives of space and ground-based observatories and other sky survey databases. EURO-VO aims at deploying an operational VO in Europe. It supports the utilization of VO tools and services by the scientific community, technology take-up and VO compliant resource provision, and building of the technical infrastructure. 

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  • The ASTERICS project is currently running as a Horizon 2020 project to address the challenges of astronomy 'big data' in Europe.
  • The Asterics project held its second European Data Provider Forum and Training event in Heidelberg, Germany. Slides are available on the meeting webpage.