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Innovative Scientific Data Exploration and Exploitation Applications for Space Sciences

Objective

EXPLORE’s main objective is to deploy machine learning (ML) and advanced visualization tools to achieve efficient, user-friendly, realistic exploitation of scientific data from astrophysics and planetary space missions, as well as from supporting ground-based massive surveys. We will focus on six different topics, each chosen for their timely importance and their complementary data structures. This diversity and complementarity is key to a future evolution and growth of the platform that will be relevant and applicable to the broadest possible user-base within the research community. Two of EXPLORE’s topics are related to Lunar observation, two to Galactic Science and two to stellar characterization. For each of these topics, the state-of-the-art will be enhanced by introducing ML techniques and advanced visualization tools to support “Human Learning”. Project results will be disseminated to a wide range of targets communities (astronomy, AI, general public, etc) and prepared for submission as scientific papers. For each topic, specific tools will be created, called Scientific Data Application (SDA) throughout this proposal. These SDAs will be developed on a dedicated cloud solution (the EXPLORE Thematic Exploitation Platform, EXPLORE-TEP). This will be made available also on existing cloud platforms such as ESCAPE Science Analysis Platform and the ESA Datalabs, close to the input data, and open to the community for direct exploitation-on-demand. These SDAs will also be used by the consortium to produce enhanced scientific datasets for space science mission exploitation, which will be stored in appropriate archives for public access. Datasets from Gaia and recent lunar (LRO, Clementine, Chandrayaan, etc) space missions are at the core of the EXPLORE project and will be complemented by previous space missions (IUE, Galex, WISE, etc). Data from ground-based surveys (APOGEE, Gaia-ESO, RAVE, etc) will be used to provide added value to the Gaia and Lunar missions.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ACRI ST SAS
Address
Route Du Pin Montard 260
06904 Sophia Antipolis Cedex Biot
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 378 252,50

Participants (7)

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 370 000
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OBSERVATOIRE DE LA COTE D'AZUR (OCA)
France
EU contribution
€ 244 895
Address
Boulevard De L'observatoire
06304 Nice
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 312 376,25
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 238 625
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KNOW-CENTER GMBH RESEARCH CENTER FOR DATA-DRIVEN BUSINESS & BIG DATA ANALYTICS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 264 750
Address
Inffeldgasse 13/6
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE DILL FAULKES EDUCATIONAL TRUST LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 72 500
Address
1St Floor Sackville House, 143-149 Fenchurch Stree
EC3M 6BN London
Activity type
Other
ADWAISEO SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 109 875
Address
11 Rue Pierre Werner
6832 Betzdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)