Presentations of the United Nations / Italy Workshop on the Open Universe Initiative

Vienna, Austria, 20-22 November 2017

Organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and

The Italian Space Agency, on behalf of the Government of Italy

Hosted by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

With the support of the European Space Agency

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Report of the Workshop



MONDAY, 20 November 2017

Opening Remarks and Welcome Address
M. A. Accili, Ambassador PM of Italy
S. Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA
Prof. R. Battiston, President of ASI
Keynote: "Status of the Open Universe Initiative" Part 1 - Part 2 A. Pollock, University of Sheffield and P. Giommi, ASI
Workshop Introduction - D. García Yárnoz, UNOOSA
Session 1: Current status and perspectives in space science data
Co-Chair(s): A. Pollock, University of Sheffield and P. Ubertini, COSPAR / IAU; Rapporteur: P. Giommi, ASI
Space Science Data at ESA - C. Arviset, ESA-ESAC
Astronomical Data in Russia - O. Malkov, Inst. Astronomy, RAS
Introduction to China's deep space exploration science achievements and its data and sample policy - R. Yang, CNSA
IVOA: the standards organization for data interoperability in astronomy - G. Fabbiano, IVOA / SAO
The ESO Science Archives - F. Stoehr, ESO
The Space Science Data Center of the Italian Space Agency - L. A. Antonelli, SSDC, ASI
The Experience of the Brazilian Science Data Center in the context of the Open Universe Initiative - U. Barres de Almeida, BSDC, CBPF
Chandra Source Catalog: A new view of the Xray Sky accessible through the Virtual Observatory (VO) - J. Evans, SAO
Session 2: International cooperation, policy and legal aspects
Co-Chair(s): R. de Arellano y Haro, AEM and J.J. Tortora, ESPI; Rapporteur: A. Williams, ESO
The European Open Science Cloud as an enabler for data driven science - C. Asero, European Commission
The FAIR paradigm as a key to Open Astronomical Data - F. Pasian, INAF
Space Science in Argentina - CONAE's experience and international cooperation - M. Colazo, CONAE
Freedom of Access to Scientific Data: Legal Aspects - S. Marchisio, Sapienza University of Rome
The Virtual Observatory. A new open-data based framework for new science - E. Solano Márquez, INTA-CSIC / SVO
Astronomy in the Open Science context - F. Genova, CNRS
The Square Kilometer Array: An example of International Cooperation - A. Chrysostomou, SKA Organization
Software and platform demos
ASI Open Universe: a window to the cosmos; and Prototypal AGILE-LV3 web tool - P. Giommi and C. Pittori, ASI
CDS Portal (+Euro-VO and ASTERICS - contributing to the interoperable Virtual Observatory framework for astronomy) - M. Allen and S. Derriere, CDS / Euro-VO
ESASky: all the skies in your browser - B. Merin, ESA. Presentation. Video

TUESDAY, 21 November 2017

Session 3: Educational, social and economic benefits of open data
Co-Chair(s): S. Ferretti, ESPI and M. Allen, CDS/IVOA; Rapporteur: S. Di Ciaccio, ASI
AVO as a learning tool in the IAU sponsored educational activities - P. Benvenuti, IAU
The Virtual Observatory for Education - M. Ramella, INAF
Open Data in Space Science in the UAE - F. Arneodo, NYU Abu Dhabi
How the Virtual Observatory Has Influenced Data Discovery, Access, and Re-Use in Other Disciplines - R. Hanisch, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The establishment and work of ROAD-Andina (node of the Office of Astronomy for Development) - R. Joya Olarte, Sergio Arboleda U.
Making Astronomy & Astrophysics data more accessible to universities in India - the IUCAA model - S. Dhurde, IUCAA
The evaluation of socio-economic benefits of open data: methodological issues - M. Florio, Università degli Studi di Milano
Session 4: Outreach and space citizen-science projects
Chair(s): R. Albrecht, ÖWF, C. Decoopman, SGAC; Rapporteur: M. Stasko, UNOOSA
Spectacular successes in open data and citizen-science: ASTERICS and the Open Science Laboratory - S. Serjeant, The Open University
Astronomy Outreach and Education in India: The steps to the future - P. Shah, Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Space Academy in Bulgaria / A children's educational and inspirational space program in "Muzeiko" - T. Dimitrov, Muzeiko
OpenSpace: open source interactive visualization software to visualize the entire known universe - C. Emmart, American Museum of Natural History
Development of Astro Tourism in Shamakha Astrophysical Observatory - J. Rustamov, Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory
Splinter discussions (1 hour groups, plus 2 hours outcomes and plenary discussion)
Chair: D. García Yárnoz, UNOOSA; Rapporteur: A. Williams, ESO
Topic 1 - Increasing transparency. Moderator: M. De Angelis, ASI
Topic 2 - Broadening the user-base. Moderator: A. Ávila, PM of Costa Rica
Topic 3 - Resurfacing data. Moderator: U. Barres de Almeida, BSDC, CBPF
Poster Session
SGAC: A global network for data dissemination - C. Decoopman, SGAC, Austria
Radio Telescope at UON-WILSON Airport and Longonot Ground Stations for Astronomical Studies - R. Gathoni, Kenya Space Agency
Sharing the university CubeSat data for the future space exploration - H. Huang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Prospects for Leveraging on 3D-Printing and Local Materials for Space Education Development in Africa: A Case of IrawoScope -Africa's first 3D-Printed Affordable Telescope - H. Ibitolu, SGAC, Nigeria
Space Academy - passion and space education for the children of Bulgaria - D. Ivanova, Space Academy, Bulgaria
SpaceAgenda: A social media tool for global space-related events - H. Mirahmetoglu, SpaceAgenda, Turkey
Easy on-line gamma-ray analysis: legacy archives and the prototypal AGILE-LV3 web tool - C. Pittori, ASI, Italy
Gamma-ray data analysis - N. Sahakyan, ICRANET-Armenia
Using the Hubble Space Telescope database to monitor the cosmic ray flux - G. Tancredi, Depto. Astronomía, Uni. de la República, Uruguay
The GenNext Astronomers: role of IIST - A. Tej, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
The privileged astronomical position of Ecuador Known from the time of the aboriginal Quitu Cara culture, and how this can stimulate young people to study astronomy. - G. Vásquez, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador

WEDNESDAY, 22 November 2017

Session 5: Beyond the current paradigm - new initiatives and services
Chair(s): P. Giommi, ASI and F. Stöhr, ESO; Rapporteur: C. Asero, EC
Developing International Infrastructure for Data-Intensive Science - D. Schade, CADC/NRC
Contribution of the ISON project to the Open Universe Initiative in developing countries - I. Molotov, ISON / RAS
Astronomical archive in the era of the Virtual Observatory: promoting data sharing in all communities - R. D'Abrusco, SAO
Providing access to space science does not end with the data - R. Walter, ISDC / U. de Genève
Open Universe Consolidated Archive Obligations - a draft - A. Pollock, U. Sheffield
Discussion: Plan of Action and Project Proposals
Moderator: D. García Yárnoz, UNOOSA; Rapporteur: H. Mirahmetoglu, SpaceAgenda
Panel discussion: Observations and Recommendations for UNISPACE+50
Chairs/Moderators: N. Hedman, UNOOSA and A. Pollock, U. Sheffield; Rapporteur: D. García Yárnoz, UNOOSA
R.M. de Arellano, incoming COPUOS chair
C. Arviset, Division Head, ESA
P. Benvenuti, General Secretary, IAU
G. Fabbiano, Chair IVOA
R. Yang, International Cooperation Manager, CNSA
Closing Remarks
S. Di Pippo - UNOOSA
P. Giommi - ASI / Italy

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