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, 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
This AENEAS animation depicts the data flow among the likely sites for the regional centers of SKA around the world. Raw data from the thousands of...read more
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...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.