Promoting access to and use of seismic data in a large scientific community: SpaceInn data handling and archiving

Eric Michel, Kevin Belkacem, Reza Samadi, Raphael De Assis Peralta, Christian Renié, Mahfoudh Abed, Guangyuan Lin, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Günter Houdek, Rasmus Handberg, Laurent Gizon, Raymond Burston, Kaori Nagashima, Pere Pallé, Ennio Poretti, Monica Rainer, Angelo Mistò, Maria Rosa Panzera, Markus Roth

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The growing amount of seismic data available from space missions (SOHO, CoRoT, Kepler, SDO,...) but also from ground-based facilities (GONG, BiSON, ground-based large programmes...), stellar modelling and numerical simulations, creates new scientific perspectives such as characterizing stellar populations in our Galaxy or planetary systems by providing model-independent global properties of stars such as mass, radius, and surface gravity within several percent accuracy, as well as constraints on the age. These applications address a broad scientific community beyond the solar and stellar one and require combining indices elaborated with data from different databases (e.g. seismic archives and ground-based spectroscopic surveys). It is thus a basic requirement to develop a simple and effcient access to these various data resources and dedicated tools. In the framework of the European project SpaceInn (FP7), several data sources have been developed or upgraded. The Seismic Plus Portal has been developed, where synthetic descriptions of the most relevant existing data sources can be found, as well as tools allowing to localize existing data for given objects or period and helping the data query. This project has been developed within the Virtual Observatory (VO) framework. In this paper, we give a review of the various facilities and tools developed within this programme. The SpaceInn project (Exploitation of Space Data for Innovative Helio- and Asteroseismology) has been initiated by the European Helio- and Asteroseismology Network (HELAS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number01011
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - Oct 27 2017
EventSeismology of the Sun and the Distant Stars 2016 - Using Today's Successes to Prepare the Future - TASC2 and KASC9 Workshop - SPACEINN and HELAS8 Conference - Terceira, Acores Islands, Portugal
Duration: Jul 11 2016Jul 25 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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