Services for the European Open Science Cloud

Radio Astronomy Competence Center

EOSC-hub Competence Centre

LOFAR (LOw-Frequency Array) is a new-generation radio interferometer constructed in the north of the Netherlands and across Europe to look at Universe through the lens of low radio frequencies, well outside the visible spectrum.

LOFAR will scan the Universe for frequencies between ~10 and 240 MHz (corresponding to wavelengths of 1.2 - 30 m) to identify and study new galaxies, pulsars and other sources of energy.

 

Ambition

The Radio Astronomy CC will support researchers to find, access, manage, and process data produced by the LOFAR telescope. It aims to lower the technology threshold for the Radio Astronomical community in exploiting resources and services provided by the EOSC.

Progress

A high level target architecture has been defined for user oriented services for the LOFAR community. The following solutions have been identified for the various technical areas:

  • AAI: A pilot AAI integration with EGI Check-In has been implemented and demonstrated for web-based services
  • Storage: storage services will build as much as possible on dCache functionality.
  • Repository: A science repository solution based on EUDAT service (B2SHARE and B2HANDLE) will be set up and investigated in a pilot with a selected number of researchers.

EOSC-hub services

EGI Check-in, B2SHARE, B2FIND

Partners

SURFsara

 

To know more about this community, visit LOFAR.

Watch the video introducing LOFAR.