PROJECT WORK PACKAGES
WP1 - Management
This work package (WP) is led by CNRS/INSU. Its objectives are to oversee the project on behalf of all the partners, to co-ordinate financial and administrative matters and to deliver an external presence. It will be achieved by overall legal, contractual, financial and administrative management activities.
It is also in charge of the production of the contractual reports and the compilation of the meetings organised and the reports produced by the project.
Finally, it assures the project external presence through the establishment and maintenance of the project external Web site and the participation to eInfrastructure meetings organised by the European Commission and by other projects, and to GGF (Global Grid Forum) meetings.
WP2 - Definition of European DCA Strategy
This work package, also led by CNRS/INSU, aims at defining the project program and a medium term strategic plan for the EuroVO-DCA. It oversees the scientific aspects and the development of the project, and ensures its visibility in IVOA. This task provides technical and scientific leadership and planning, developing the overall project plan and assessing the project activities. The different aspects of the work are under responsibility of the Board, of the Project Coordination Team (PCT) and of the Internal Science Team (IST).
WP3 - Support to take-up and implementation of the VO framework
This work package, led by ESA and ESO, organizes the activities necessary to distribute knowledge of the VO framework among European Data Centres. WP3-2 gathers feedback from the VO framework implementation by data centres.
Feedback from implementation and new requirements from data centres specific needs are transmitted to VO-TECH and other technological projects and to IVOA to insure global interoperability.
This will be achieved by two Euro-VO Data Centre Workshops and visits of experienced VO developers to national meetings or sites selected by partners.
WP4 - Theory in VO
This work package is led by MPG and aims at assessing the inclusion of theory data and services in the Virtual Observatory.
The Theoretical astronomy Expert Group (TEG) is formed and will be in charge of organising WP4 activities, including a Theory workshop by mid-project.
WP5 - Coordination with computational grid projects
WP5 aims at achieving coordination between the VO and the computational grid communities. INAF organises the activities necessary to allow VO users to exploit (through the data centres involved in the project) the processing capabilities offered by the computational Grid projects available in the countries participating in this proposal, or at the European level (e.g. EGEE, DEISA).
WP6 - Support to data centres from other European countries
This work package is led by INTA. Its first objective is the identification of data centres likely to be interested in publishing their data in the VO in European countries beyond the partners’ countries. It will also aim at supporting their take-up and implementation of the VO.
WP6 develops the contacts with European data centre managers, to
identify their specific needs and to support their participation to EuroVO
Workshops and VO framework implementation, in particular by technical