[PEM12-P08] Facilitating Advancements in Space Weather Data Availability Through a Space Weather Testbed and Data Portal
Keywords:Space Weather, Informatics, Data Management, Modeling, Data Access, Interoperability
Similarly, advancement in the fundamental scientific understanding of space weather processes is also vital, requiring that researchers have convenient and effective access to a wide variety of data sets and models from multiple sources. The space weather research community, as with many scientific communities, must access data from dispersed and often uncoordinated data repositories to acquire the data necessary for the analysis and modeling efforts that advance our understanding of solar influences and space physics on the Earth’s environment. The University of Colorado (CU) is a leading institution in both producing data products and advancing the state of scientific understanding of space weather processes, is well positioned to address many of these issues. CU is inaugurating a dedicated Space Weather Technology, Research, and Education Center (SWx TREC) that will serve many of these needs, including implementation of an interoperable data portal intended to more effectively serve the needs of the Space Weather research community, as well as facilitating the advancement of models into production/operational use. In this poster, we will outline the motivating factors for effective space weather data access and present plans and methods for meeting model testing/incubation needs, as well as the data management and access needs of the disparate communities who require space weather data and information.