LOFAR data

SD ID: LOFAR data

Organisations & Contacts:

ASTRON:
Hanno Holties, Tammo Jan Dijkema, Yan Grange, Rob van der Meer, Raymond Oonk

NLeSC:
Niels Drost, Ronald van Haren

SURFsara:
Robert Griffioen, Axel Berg, Natalie Danezi, Coen Schrijvers

CWL Project
Michael Crusoe

Pythonic.nl:
Gijs Molenaar

INAF:
Fabio Pasian

OVERVIEW:  Existing LOFAR data will be made readily available to a much larger and broader audience, enabling novel scientific breakthroughs. Important discoveries are regularly made by re-analysing exiting astronomy data.

Data integration and data interoperability allow users to exploit the sensitivity of multiple instruments, and are the driving force behind new discoveries. The open science enabled by this project, in combination with the EOSC ecosystem, will be a catalyst to make this happen with LOFAR data as well. This is of key importance, since LOFAR is two orders of magnitude more sensitive in its frequency range compared to previous instruments.

SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE DEMONSTRATOR:

  • Access to LOFAR data in accordance with FAIR principles
  • Container based processing of LOFAR data on EOSC infrastructure

IMPACT: The LOFAR archive is by its very nature a distributed archive with connected storage and computing resources in three sites and in three countries. This data topology makes it a natural model for next generation Observatories like the SKA and a natural test-bed for how to enable science on such infrastructures.

The challenges are common to many data-intensive domains as well. NLeSC would like to disseminate and valorize the results from this proposal in other scientific domains and research infrastructures, in close cooperation with SURFsara.