AENEAS All-Hands Meeting
March 5-7, 2019
Bringing together project partners and anyone interested to discuss and shape the development of the European Science Data Center for the SKA.
News & Announcements
The AENEAS team is convening to Manchesker, UK for the 4th all-hands meeting on March 5-7. Along with the usual updates from team members, contributed talks by colleagues at the SKA office and partners from other SKA regional center, the meeting will...read more
Anna Scaife, Professor of Radio Astronomy at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics who also lead the AENEAS design of compute requirements for the European SKA regional center will be the 2019 recipient of the Jackson-Gwilt Medal, one of the highest...read more
The AENEAS team, led by colleagues at the University of Manchester have now published a set of recommendations that describe the elements and services needed for the software stack of a distributed European SKA regional Center. The authors caution that...read more
The AENEAS is a 3 year initiative funded by the Horizon 2020 program to develop a science-driven, functional design for a distributed, federated European Science Data Centre (ESDC) for the Square Kilometre Array.
AENEAS brings together all of the European SKA member states, SKA Organisation, European and global e-infrastructure providers and a larger group of international partners including the SKA site host countries.
While developing the design of the ESDC, AENEAS will leverage existing products, technologies, services, best practices and standards offered by European e-Infrastructures and integrated e-Infrastructures worldwide.
Unprecedented Data Volumes
The SKA observatory is expected to generate around 600 Petabytes of data products per year that will be distributed to a global network of regional data centers.
Data Analysis Paradigm Shift
The extreme data volumes of SKA data will require that astronomers use the distributed and federated services of the regional centers to access and analyse SKA data.
Open Data & Open Science
SKA data will be made open* and reusable to the global scientific community via the network of SKA regional center
Print & Multimedia
View our brochure that sums up who we are and what we aim to achieve. Get in touch if you'd like one or more paper copies for yourself or your organization.
Check out this short video about AENEAS that was presented at the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle.
View this short animation that depicts the possible sites for the SKA regional centers and how data will flow through this global network to reach astronomers around the world.