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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in STSM activities, WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, Working Group | Comments Off on About Us

About Us
The challenges related to data volume, variety and velocity are similar in astronomy and Earth observations, with computer science as the common denominator. The BIG SKY EARTH Action aims at boosting the communication within and between disciplines by identifying and clustering relevant common solutions developed within research and industrial environments. These solutions can be aided by methodologies and tools for large distributed data management and processing, developed by computer scientists in academia or industry.For example, metadata is extensively exploited in multimedia Digital Asset Management to provide effective access to deep repositories of audio-visual content. This approach can contribute a valuable know-how to natural scientists working with similar type of data structures in large databases. Visual Analytics is another example of a growing field in computer science, with interesting implications for astronomy and Earth observation that inherently depend on visual datasets.

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WG1&2 Meeting in Prague: toward joint projects and books

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in News, WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, Working Group | Comments Off on WG1&2 Meeting in Prague: toward joint projects and books

WG1&2 Meeting in Prague: toward joint projects and books

BigSkyEarth is organizing a Working Group meeting in Prague, on June 30 & July 1, 2017. The meeting combines presentations on astroinformatics advancements and discussions on joint research projects, books and training material. The first day is shared with the Astroinformatics Symposium at EWASS conference, while the second day is mostly focused on work toward possible joint projects and BigSkyEarth research book and repository of training materials. (more…)

Call for Short Term Scientific Missions

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in announcements, News, STSM activities, WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, Working Group | Comments Off on Call for Short Term Scientific Missions

Call for Short Term Scientific Missions

This is a call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) within BigSkyEarth COST Action. Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions/organisations.
STSM applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by, or affiliated to, an Institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research. The institutions/organisations where applicants pursue their main strand of research are considered as Home institutions. The Host institution is the institution/organisation that will host the successful applicant. (more…)

Apply to the BigSkyEarth Training School 2017: Visualization for large scale analytics

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in News, Training School | Comments Off on Apply to the BigSkyEarth Training School 2017: Visualization for large scale analytics

Apply to the BigSkyEarth Training School 2017: Visualization for large scale analytics

BigSkyEarth is organizing a Training School on “Visualization for large scale analytics” to be held at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, on April 3-8, 2017. A diverse set of key practitioners from the astronomy, the Earth observation and the computer science domains will be participating in the School, contributing the perspectives of both the academic and the industrial sector. Grants will be made available by the Action for a number of students.

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BigSkyEarth Workshop in Sopron

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in News, WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, Working Group | Comments Off on BigSkyEarth Workshop in Sopron

BigSkyEarth Workshop in Sopron

BigSkyEarth COST Action organizes its second workshop, with the topic “Big Data processing and management concepts for new platforms“, in Sopron, Hungary, on February 23-24, 2017. The workshop participants will discuss the future of Big Data platforms in Earth Observations and astronomy, suggest how to expand their work into larger collaborations and seek potential research partners among the workshop participants (if you wonder, here is why your company should join BigSkyEarth) (more…)

GalaxyFlyer – an interactive visualisation of a billion of particles

Posted by on Dec 25, 2016 in announcements | Comments Off on GalaxyFlyer – an interactive visualisation of a billion of particles

GalaxyFlyer – an interactive visualisation of a billion of particles
GalaxyFlyer is cross-platform software to render real-time visualisations of arbitrary simulations with up to 109 particles (stars, gas, dark matter or other data representable by particles).

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Building collaborations – report from the BigSkyEarth meeting in Helsinki

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, Working Group | Comments Off on Building collaborations – report from the BigSkyEarth meeting in Helsinki

Building collaborations – report from the BigSkyEarth meeting in Helsinki

The main topic of the BigSkyEarth meeting in Helsinki on 10-11 October, 2016, at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and co-organized by the University of Helsinki, Department of Physics,  was preparation of the ITN proposals and how to boost collaborative work within BigSkyEarth network. (more…)

Presentations from the BigSkyEarth conference

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, Working Group | Comments Off on Presentations from the BigSkyEarth conference

Presentations from the BigSkyEarth conference

The BigSkyEarth conference in Sorrento, Italy, addressed the question of how to train a new generation of astronomy and Earth observation scientists in the age of interdisciplinarity driven by big data. (more…)

WG2 and 4 Meeting in Finland

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in WG2, WG4, Working Group | Comments Off on WG2 and 4 Meeting in Finland

WG2 and 4 Meeting in Finland

The WG2&4 Meeting will take place in Masala, Finland (close to Helsinki) on 10-11 October. 2016, at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and co-organized by the University of Helsinki, Department of Physics. The main topic of the meeting is preparation of the ITN proposals and how to boost collaborative work within BigSkyEarth network. (more…)

Data preservation in the age of Big Data

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in announcements | Comments Off on Data preservation in the age of Big Data

Data preservation in the age of Big Data

PERICLES does not want to invent another preservation system. It wants to understand how to realise a world where preservation policies – human-defined, human-understandable policies – can shape and change a model of preservation that must, consequently, be implemented in a dynamic architecture with no reliance on any particular (implementation of any particular) computational component. (more…)

BigSkyEarth Conference – Education in Big Data Era

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, Working Group | Comments Off on BigSkyEarth Conference – Education in Big Data Era

BigSkyEarth Conference – Education in Big Data Era

Big data trends in modern astronomy and Earth observation make those fields increasingly dependent on computer science. Actually, so dependent that often they have to be considered as new interdisciplinary fields of research. This collides with the traditional educational programs where students in astronomy and Earth observation do not receive training adequate for the era of big data.  (more…)