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Planetary Science Virtual Observatory: VESPA/Europlanet outcome and prospects


The Europlanet-2020 programme, which ended Aug 2019, included anactivity called VESPA (Virtual European Solar and Planetary Access)which focused on adapting Virtual Observatory (VO) techniques to handlePlanetary Science data. We will present some aspects of VESPA at the endof this 4-years development phase and at the onset of the newly selectedEuroplanet-2024 programme in Feb 2020. VESPA currently distributes 54data services which are searchable according to observing conditions andencompass a wide scope including surfaces, atmospheres, magnetospheresand planetary plasmas, small bodies, heliophysics, exoplanets, and labspectroscopy. Versatile online visualization tools have been adapted forPlanetary Science, and efforts were made to connect the Astronomy VOwith related environments, e.g., GIS for planetary surfaces. The newprogramme will broaden and secure the former "data stewardship" concept,providing a handy solution to Open Science challenges in our community.It will also move towards a new concept of "enabling data analysis": arun-on-demand platform will be adapted from another H2020 programme inAstronomy (ESCAPE); VESPA services will be made ready to use for MachineLearning and geological mapping activities, and will also host selectedresults from such analyses. More tutorials and practical use cases willbe made available to facilitate access to the VESPA infrastructure.VESPAportal: http://vespa.obspm.frThe Europlanet 2020/2024 ResearchInfrastructure projects have received funding from the European Union'sHorizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements No654208 and No 871149


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Stéphane Erard, Baptiste Cecconi, Pierre Le Sidaner, Angelo Pio Rossi, Hanna Rothkaehl, et al.. Planetary Science Virtual Observatory: VESPA/Europlanet outcome and prospects. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, May 2020, Vienna, Austria. pp.17705. ⟨hal-03743864⟩
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