Update: Abstract acceptance decisions sent on Nov 23

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Workshop Date: Tuesday 2 February 2021

As space becomes increasingly accessible due to the burgeoning global space industry, the volume of data produced by space research missions is expected to continue rising exponentially. Opportunities for accelerating scientific discovery come with challenges in scaling traditional scientific processing workflows. A possible model for addressing such needs is the adoption of cloud compute technologies and open source software. At the same time, the deployment of cloud compute technologies can allow researchers to address calls for scientific reproducibility.

This COSPAR 2021 cross-disciplinary workshop will include tutorials and case studies addressing the following questions:

  • What cloud compute offerings are available for space researchers to develop workflows?
  • How can we use open source software and cloud compute to massively scale scientific data processing?
  • How can scientists equip ourselves with the skills to take advantage of these technologies?
  • How can cloud compute and web technologies be used to engage the public in citizen science, and for enhancing STEAM* education?

The workshop will feature invited talks, contributed talks, and tutorials. For abstract submission, click here.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

NB: In light of the advice from the Australian Federal Government and with the current travel bans and need to safeguard our space research community at large, COSPAR 2021 will continue as planned, but with the addition of a major online component enabling the Assembly to become a hybrid in-person / virtual event.

Invited Speakers

  • Richard Strange (University of Oxford & Frontier Development Lab) - Data Intensive Research in the Cloud
  • Hsin-Fang Chiang (Vera C. Rubin Observatory) - Scientific Computing in the Clouds for the Rubin Observatory
  • Grant Miller (Zooniverse) - The Zooniverse Citizen Science Platform
  • Ryan Abernathy (Columbia University and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory) - Unlocking the Potential of Cloud Native Science

Technical Organizing Committee

  • Mark Cheung, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Monica Bobra, Stanford University, CA, USA
  • Jack Ireland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
  • Miho Janvier, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, France

COSPAR 2021 Anchor Sponsor: Lockheed Martin