4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
[MGI31-15] The International Heliophysics Data Environment Alliance (IHDEA) initiative
The newly created International Heliophysics Data Environment Alliance (IHDEA) is a collaborative organization whose goal is to guide the development of a data environment in which the international heliophysics and space weather research community can seamlessly find, access, and use all electronically accessible, heliophysics relevant data sets.
The specific mission of the IHDEA is to facilitate global access to, and exchange of, high quality scientific data products managed across international boundaries. This will be achieved by adhering to, and promote the use of, a set of governing data standards, data exchange protocols, visualization and data analysis tools.
The role of the IHDEA is to serve as the focal point to engage the heliophysics data centres and the scientific community, foster communication, and identify and identify the standards and services that will best serve the heliophysics and space weather science needs.
Practical examples will be provided, illustrating the mutual interest to foster collaboration between key heliophysics data providers.