Workshop: SSA Data Management

The third event in the GNOSIS virtual workshop series will be taking place online on Wednesday 4th of November, at 13:30 – 19:15 GMT.

This event will cover a variety of work related to various aspects of dealing with the “data of space”, such as collection and storage, validation, analysis, and distribution. The aim is to generate discussion about these topics, looking at both the present situation and future provision, and identify areas for deeper discussion and research that could form the focus of one or more sandpits. It is expected that this could generate opportunities for academic research, potentially funded through GNOSIS.

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We look forward to welcoming speakers from across our global network to deliver a diverse programme of talks, which will feature contributions from both academics and industry representatives. For a draft schedule, please see below.

Draft Programme
13:30 – Welcome & Introduction (B. Mann, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, UK)


1st Session: Data User Requirements
13:40 – “Industry Perspective” (Dr Stuart Eves)
14:00 – “Astriagraph” (Prof Moriba Jah – University Austin Texas)
14:20 – “StoneSoup” (Jordi Barr, DSTL)
14:40 – “RF Data Formats” (Yann Pickard, SAFRAN)
15:00 – Q&A (15 mins)
Break (10 mins)


2nd Session: Current Methods of Space Data Management
15:25 – “Developing Data Standards” (Brian Swinburne, Airbus D&S)
15:45 – “Astronomy Model” (Bob Mann, ROE)
16:05 – “GCat and Future Expectations” (Jonathan McDowell, Harvard, USA)
16:25 – “Characteristics of Debris” (Hugh Lewis, Southampton University)
16:45 – Q&A (15 mins)
Break (10 mins)


3rd Session: Future Options/Concepts
17:10 – “Cyber Considerations” (Julie B – Cyber Security)
17:30 – “Edinburgh Space Data Centre” (Kristina Tamane, Edinburgh University)
17:50 – “Blockchain” (Waqar Zaidi, L3Harris)
18:10 – Additional Speaker?
18:30 – Q&A (15 mins)
Break (10 mins)


The Way Ahead: Future Sandpits
18:45 – 20-minute discussion on future Sandpits (R. Dinsley, NORSS, UK)
19:05 – Closing Remarks and way forward
19:15 – Close