The EURO-VO Science Advisory Committee (SAC) is composed of leading European
researchers outside mainstream VO projects.
It also includes at least one representative from a non-European VO project.
The selection of the EURO-VO SAC is done by the EURO-VO Executive Board
based on input from the EURO-VO Facility Centre (FC), Data Centre Alliance (DCA), Technology Centre (TC), and ESA VO Scientists.
Members are invited to actively participate in the meetings of the EURO-VO SAC, which will happen approximately twice a year.
The participation in the meetings is financially supported by the EURO-VO Project.
The EURO-VO SAC Chair is selected by the EURO-VO Executive Board.
The EURO-VO FC Scientist acts as EURO-VO SAC Secretary.
The EURO-VO DCA and ESA VO Scientists are also "de facto" members of the EURO-VO SAC.
The EURO-VO SAC advises the EURO-VO Project in the following areas:
High-level science requirements for the EURO-VO
Promotion of VO science in Europe;
VO tools and their astronomical applications;
Existing European astronomical archives with suggestions for improvements
EURO-VO Science Operation concepts;
Progress review of EURO-VO.
The EURO-VO SAC includes the following astronomers:
|Francisco Carrera (Chair)||Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, Spain||carreraf @ ifca.unican.es|
|Andrea Comastri||Osservatoria Astronomico di Bologna, Italy||andrea.comastri @ oabo.inaf.it|
|Francoise Combes||Observatoire de Paris, France||francoise.combes @ obspm.fr|
|Eric Emsellem||ESO, Garching, Germany||eemselle @ eso.org|
|Dieter Engels||Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany||dengels @ hs.uni-hamburg.de|
|Rob Fender||Univ. of Southampton, UK||r.fender @ soton.ac.uk|
|Martin Groenewegen||Royal Observatory of Belgium, Belgium||marting @ oma.be|
|Reynier Peletier||Kapteyn Instituut, Groningen, The Netherlands||peletier @ astro.rug.nl|
|Andy Pollock||ESA, Spain||andy.pollock @ esa.int|
|Mark Allen (DCA Scientist)||CDS, Strasbourg, France||allen @ newb6.u-strasbg.fr|
|Deborah Baines (ESA VO Scientist)||ESA, ESAC, Spain||Deborah.Baines @ sciops.esa.int|
|Paolo Padovani (FC Scientist)||ESO, Garching, Germany||Paolo.Padovani @ eso.org|
Past EURO-VO SAC members
European astronomers are strongly encouraged to contact SAC members on matters related to VO issues.
Twiki pages, which include links to the SAC meetings: