Welcome to AENEAS

Advanced European Network of E-infrastructures for Astronomy with the SKA
Transformational Science from Exa-scale Data

AENEAS All-Hands Meeting

March 5-7, 2019
Manchester, UK

Bringing together project partners and anyone interested to discuss and shape the development of the European Science Data Center for the SKA.

News & Announcements

SKA launches first Data Challenge

The SKA Observatory released today the first in a series of data challenges that ask astronomers to manipulate simulated SKA data. The feedback from the astronomers will be used to inform the development of the data reduction procedures in the Science Data...

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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

View current access policy for SKA (Section 4.3)

Our Partners