The Future of Astrophysical Data Infrastructure

CI Compass co-Principal Investigator Angela Murillo and Senior Personnel Kerk Kee participated in "The Future of Astrophysical Data Infrastructure" meeting, hosted February 13-15, 2023. Both are named as co-authors on the resulting publication of the meeting "The Future of Astronomical Data Infrastructure: Meeting Report."

From the workshop intro:

The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Flatiron Institute, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, is organizing a Future of Astrophysical Data Infrastructure Workshop. The goal of this 4 day workshop is to identify and prioritize strategies and options for implementing recommendations from the Astro2020 decadal survey relating to ground-based astrophysical data.

The workshop resulted in a publication of its meeting report, linked below.

From the Executive Summary:

The astronomical community is grappling with the increasing volume and complexity of data produced by modern telescopes, due to difficulties in reducing, accessing, analyzing, and combining archives of data. To address this challenge, we propose the establishment of  acoordinating body, an “entity,” with the specific mission of enhancing the interoperability, archiving, distribution, and production of both astronomical data and software.

Read more about the meeting and access the full report below.

Meeting Information

Read "The Future of Astronomical Data Infrastructure: Meeting Report"