CDPP activities: Promoting research and education in space physics

Wednesday, 16 December 2015: 14:53
2018 (Moscone West)
Vincent N Genot1, Nicolas Andre2, Baptiste Cecconi3, Michel Gangloff1, Myriam Bouchemit1, Nicolas Dufourg4, Frederic Pitout2, Elena Budnik5, Benoit Lavraud2, Alexis P Rouillard2, Dominique Heulet4, Aurélie Bellucci4, Joelle Durand4, Dominique Delmas4, Olga Alexandrova6, Carine Briand7 and Arnaud Biegun1, (1)IRAP / CNRS / UPS, PEPS, Toulouse, France, (2)IRAP, Toulouse, France, (3)Paris Observatory Meudon, Meudon, France, (4)CNES, Toulouse, France, (5)The Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology, Toulouse, France, (6)Paris Observatory, Paris, France, (7)Observatoire de Paris, LESIA, Meudon, France
The French Plasma Physics Data Centre (CDPP, addresses for more than 15 years all issues pertaining to natural plasma data distribution and valorization. Initially established by CNES and CNRS on the ground of a solid data archive, CDPP activities diversified with the advent of broader networks and interoperability standards, and through fruitful collaborations (e.g. with NASA/PDS): providing access to remote data, designing and building science driven analysis tools then became at the forefront of CDPP developments. For instance today AMDA helps scientists all over the world accessing and analyzing data from ancient to very recent missions (from Voyager, Galileo, Geotail, ... to Maven, Rosetta, MMS, ...) as well as results from models and numerical simulations. Other tools like the Propagation Tool or 3DView allow users to put their data in context and interconnect with other databases (CDAWeb, MEDOC) and tools (Topcat). This presentation will briefly review this evolution, show technical and science use cases, and finally put CDPP activities in the perspective of ongoing collaborative projects (Europlanet H2020, HELCATS, ...) and future missions (Bepicolombo, Solar Orbiter, ...).