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Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics

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Contexts, contextuality and digital preservation

An astronaut faces a problem during a space mission. Can he benefit from lessons of similar situations in the past?  Or, installation details are key to the proper interpretation of digital artworks. How does digital curation record and convey an artist's intent and attitude? We are interested in events embedded in contexts. Modelling contexts is related to an alternative probability theory that goes back to the...

PERICLES Consortium Meeting in Brussels

The PERICLES partners met for a three day meeting in Brussels from 10 th to 12 th June, the first full consortium meeting since the launch event. The meeting was held in the Meridian room at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, hosted by the PERICLES partner B.USOC. Over 20 staff attended the meeting. The meeting gave the partners the opportunity for in-depth technical discussions and planning. Each session of the meeting comprised...

The Carrington event from August 28 to September 5, 1859: a search for a major geophysical event.

The beginning of September 1859 was the occasion of the first and unique observation of a giant solar white light flare, (a bright zone appearing in the middle of a sunspot). Auroral displays were observed at low latitudes and geomagnetic observatories recorded exceptional storms.  This event is known as the Carrington event after the astronomer who observed it, this astronomer was at the time a very rare case of an observer...

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) workshop on Data Management and Transfer

On 4 February 2015, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) held a workshop on Data Management and Transfer, which set out to address some of the fundamental challenges relating to the long-term management of scientific research data. The meeting was initiated to establish the relationship of core PERICLES technologies to a number of complementary data management projects undertaken at STFC, as well as those for...

An exemplar in data reuse: 2015 International Space Apps Challenge

For the last four years, NASA have staged yearly Space Apps Hackathons as part of a NASA incubator innovation program. Space Apps events last two days, are held worldwide in a large number of locations, and bring together an extremely large number of people. The 2013 hackathon, for example, included 8300 participants from 83 cities in 44 countries across the world. Teams choose to tackle challenges set by the organisers, of which...

Space Science Data Portal

In this blog post we introduce the Space Science Data Portal, an application developed in the context of PERICLES to fit a preservation system in the workflow of the Belgian User Support and Operations Centre (B.USOC) with a particular focus on the SOLAR experiment that is operated by B.USOC. This case study prototype spawned from PERICLES Work Package (WP) 6 , which aims at producing technologies for demonstrating workflows and...

Managing policies using the Policy Editor

In this blog post we introduce the Policy Editor, a web application to manage change in policies, which has been developed by PERICLES project partner Space Application Services (SpaceApps). The tool was developed within WP5 , which focused on Tools for the preservation management of ecosystems and processes We interviewed Rani Pinchuk, Division Manager at SpaceApps to find out more.   What is the Policy Editor and...

Bresources

Introductory text to combined scenario summaries

Presented in subsequent articles are illustrative summaries of workflow scenarios in the art & media and space science domains that have been used in the project to help in understanding stakeholders needs and the contextual challenges associated with long-term preservation of data. PERICLES aims to address the challenges of ensuring that digital content remains accessible, understandable, and usable over time. The...

Science - Space Science scenario

Semantic models of data dependencies Image: Solar on the ISS Columbus module, Courtesy of the European Space Agency One of the PERICLES case study partners, B.USOC, supports experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) and is the curator of both the raw science and operations data. Space Science experiments are typically very expensive to design, develop, and operate, as are the results to...

Videos

Interviews with project partners - Part 2

As we go deeper into the project we continue our series of interviews with project partners ( see part 1 ) by highlighting the key concepts and approaches underpinning our research. If one or more topics caught your interest while watching, please do get in touch with us: info@pericles-project.eu We look forward to hearing your feedback and thoughts!   1. Christine Sauter Question : The research undertaken...

PERICLES Technical Appraisal tool

This is an introduction to the PERICLES Technical Appraisal Tool, which was developed by Simon Waddington and Jun Zhang from King's College London with input from other project partners. The tool has been developed within PERICLES, a four-year Integrated Project (2013-2017) funded by the European Union under its Seventh Framework Programme (ICT Call 9). The PERICLES Technical Appraisal tool will be available by 31 March 2017 under...

Deliverables

Media and Science Case Studies Functional Requirements and User Description

This deliverable is a requirements gathering and specification report, which contributes to an understanding of the requirements across the PERICLES user communities. The deliverable specifically addresses the gathering of data, data access, and preservation capabilities required within and across different user communities. Two very different application domains, Art and Media and Space Science, were selected, explored and detailed...

Data survey and domain ontologies for case studies

Together with deliverable D2.3.1 Functional Requirements and User Descriptions which informs this deliverable, they aim to elucidate the data relevant for the case studies, and their preservation requirements and dependencies. In particular, the data surveys provide an overview of various types of data relevant for the case studies. This overview contains not only a description and typical properties such as the data creator, its...

Content Semantics and Use Context Analysis Techniques

This document summarises the work conducted within task T4.3 of WP4, focusing on the extraction and the subsequent analysis of semantic information from digital content, which is imperative for its preservability. More specifically, the deliverable defines content semantic information from a visual and textual perspective, explains how this information can be exploited in long-term digital preservation and proposes novel approaches...

Second Evaluation Report

This document is the second of three reports which reflect PERICLES commitment to evaluating its research and development activities and results. It presents the applied evaluation methodology and the rationale behind the selected approach.

Publications

Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS' 14)

This paper was presented by the project partner B.USOC at the "2014 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS' 14)" in Frascati, Italy, in November 2014. BiDS is the regular meeting of all scientists working in large data centres processing space observations

PERICLES: a new knowledge management programme currently applied to SOLAR data on COLUMBUS - Presentation

This presentation was delivered to the SCIAMACHY Science Advisory Group in Bremen (Germany), SCIAMACHY was a payload of the ESA ENVISAT satellite which flew from 2002 to 2012 observing various atmospheric parameters in all atmospheric regions on a global scale. B.USOC agreed after the presentation to draft a recommendation to ESA and to the space agencies of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium in order to ensure the...

Archiving and preservation of long duration space experiments data in the EU FP-7 PERICLES project: a possible application to ground based networks - Poster NORS/NDACC/GAW 2014

This poster was presented by B.USOC to the NORS/NDACC/GAW Workshop  held in Brussels, Belgium, from Wednesday 5 November 2014 afternoon until Friday 7 November 2014 midday. NORS is a FP-7 programme: NORS (Demonstration Network Of ground-based Remote Sensing Observations in support of the Copernicus Atmospheric Service) aims at demonstrating the value of ground – based remote sensing data from the Network for the...

The FP-7 PERICLES programme applied to the preservation of solar spectral irradiance data collected on board the International Space Station - SCC 2015

This poster was presented by the project partner B.USOC at the  Conference on Sun-Climate Connections (SCC 2015), March 16-19 ,2015 Kiel, Germany.

The future life of SOLAR ISS data, long term preservation and distribution. The ULISSE and PERICLES FP-7 programme

This presentation was delivered by the project partner Christian Muller (B.USOC) at the meeting of scientists relating to SOLAR/SOLSPEC, an absolute calibrated spectroradiometer measuring the Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) from space. March 10-12 2015, Brussels, Belgium ( http://www.stce.be/solspecworkshop2015/ ).

PERICLES FP-7 approach to the preservation, reuse and distribution of observational data: the example of solar spectral irradiance data obtained in space - BIG-SKY-EARTH 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Christian Muller (B.USOC) during the Big Data Era in Sky and Earth Observation meeting in Belgrade, 30-31 March 2015.

SOLAR Space Science Portal - PV 2015

This poster was presented by project partner David De Weerdt (Space Applications) at the PV 2015 conference held 3-5 November 2015 in Darmstadt (Germany) and organised by EUMETSAT. This poster presents how space science related data use and reuse complications can be tackled with an integrated graph-oriented modeling approach.

PERICLES: A knowledge management programme applied to solar data from Columbus, application to long term climate forcing data - PV 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Christian Muller (B.USOC) during the PV 2015 conference held 3-5 November 2015 in Darmstadt (Germany) and organised by EUMETSAT. The presentation introduced the Space Science case study which focuses on space science data originating from the ESA and International Space Station, for example from experiments that monitor the sun's spectral variability to understand its effects on...

Integrating Preservation into experimental workflows for space science - PV 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Simon Waddington (King's College London) during the PV 2015 conference held 3-5 November 2015 in Darmstadt (Germany) and organised by EUMETSAT. The presentation introduced PERICLES approach to long term preservation of data and environmental information generated by the SOLAR experiment, being run on the International Space Station. 

The future life of solar spectral irradiance monitored in space and the PERICLES role in preserving and distributing it: application to astrobiology - EANA 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Christian Muller (B.USOC) at the European Astrobiology Network Association conference which took place on 6-9 October 2015 in Noordwijk (NL).

Digital Preservation through a Model-driven Approach and Ecosystem Modelling - DIACHRON final event 2016

This presentation was delivered by Stratos Kontopoulos from project partner CERTH during the final event of EU-funded project DIACHRON, which took place on 24 March 2016 in Athens, Greece.

EU FP7 PERICLES Project - PASIG 2016

This presentation was delivered by Simon Waddington from project partner King's College London at the 2016 digital preservation event run by PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) in Prague, Czech Republic on 9-11 March. http://pasig.schk.sk/wordpress/agenda

METADATA ASPECTS: The long term preservation of ISS SOLAR payload data from the PERICLES perspective - EGU 2016

This poster introducing was presented by Christian Muller from project partner B.USOC at the  EGU General Assembly 2016 , which took place in Vienna 17-22 April 2016.

The PERICLES Space Case: Preserving Earth Observation Data for the Future - LPS16

This digital poster was presented by Christian Muller from PERICLES partner B.USOC at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS), a major Earth Observation symposium that is organised every 3 years by the European Space Agency and provides a forum for EO experts to present and discuss their scientific and application research in Earth Observation. The 2016 event took place in Prague 9-13 May 2016.

Studying the Cohesion Evolution of Genes Related to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Using Semantic Similarity in Gene Ontology and Self-Organizing Maps - SWAT4LS 2016

This paper offers an interesting overview on the application of some of PERICLES results in the biomedicine domain. In particular this publication deploys an ontology-based semantic similarity combined with self-organizing maps for studying the temporal evolution of co-hesion among Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) -related genes and the extracted information. More information on the open-source tool Somoclu , which has supported...

PERICLES: A knowledge management programme applied to Solar data from ISS-COLUMBUS - IAU Symposia: Astroinformatics

This poster was presented by Christian Muller from PERICLES project partner B.USOC at the  IAU Symposia: Astroinformatics , which took place in Sorrento (Italy) on 29 September - 4 October 2016. The  symposium brought together world-class experts to address the methodological and technological challenges posed by massive data sets produced by the new generation of telescopes and observatories. Astronomy is at the...

Planetary protection: the search for life in protected regions - EANA16

This abstract introduces lessons learnt from the PERICLES and ForgetIT projects in terms of data storage and transmission following a series of discussions, which have taken place within the PERICLES Community of Practice related to the Reuse of science data . This document was jointly written by Christian Muller from PERICLES project partner B.USOC and Walter Allasia, Chief Research Officer at EURIXGroup. The abstract was...

PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems - EPS book

This paper is based on work of the EU FP7 PERICLES project on digital preservation, and presents some general concepts including the modelling of digital ecosystems, in which abstract representations are used to assess risks to sustainability and support tasks such as appraisal. The paper also offers a description of selected research areas investigated by the project. The paper has been published in the EPS book “The Success of...

An overview on the reuse of data in the science domain

This report results from over a year (2016) of discussions and knowledge sharing within the PERICLES Community of Practice related to the Reuse of Science Data , which brought together scientists, researchers and project managers from leading institutions in Europe to discuss barriers, developments and examples of data management strategies for long-term access. The setup of this discussion group was inspired by challenges...

Events

SCC2015 Conference on Sun-Climate Connections, 16-19 March 2015

This international conference will provide an overview of our current understanding of Sun-Climate Connections starting at processes on the Sun itself over space weather and solar wind towards solar influence on the upper atmosphere down to the ocean. It will also provide insights into the heatedly debated role of the Sun in climate change. In four sessions the various contributions of solar variability influence on Earth’s...

EGU 2016, Vienna 17-22 April 2016

The EGU General Assembly 2016 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. http://egu2016.eu/home.html During the event PERICLES partner B.USOC will...

LPS16, Prague 9-13 May 2016

The Living Planet Symposium (LPS) is a major Earth Observation symposium that is organised every 3 years by the European Space Agency. It provides a forum for EO experts to present and discuss their scientific and application research in Earth Observation. During the 2016 symposium Christian Muller from PERICLES partner B.USOC will present a digital poster entitled "The PERICLES Space Case: Preserving Earth Observation Data...

EANA16, Athens, 27-30 September 2016

EANA16 is organised by the European Astrobiology Network Association, a network of over 150 members interested in the areas of space science and astrobiology research. During the event Christian Muller from PERICLES project partner B.USOC will present a paper co-authored by Walter Allasia (EURIX) who worked on the ForgetIT project and is now taking part in the PERICLES Community of Practice on Reuse of Science data . The...

IAU Symposium 325 on Astroinformatics - Sorrento, Italy 20-24 October 2016

The IAU symposium n.325 on Astroinformatics (AstroInfo16) brings together world-class experts to address the methodological and technological challenges posed by the scientific exploitation of massive data sets produced by the new generation of telescopes and observatories. On the 25 October Christian Muller from PERICLES project partner B.USOC will present a poster entitled " PERICLES: A knowledge management programme applied to...

RDA 9th Plenary Meeting - Barcelona, 5-7 April 2017

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) brings together a diverse community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists coming from both the public and private sector with one common goal – to remove the barriers to data sharing and reuse. It is a global member based alliance with close to 4,700 members coming from 115 countries. RDA members work together in self formed focused Working groups and...