Chile in the coming years will concentrate about 60% of the world’s observation capacity. The uniqueness of the data produced by astronomy (large and complex data volumes, various formats and the need to process them online) together with the proper use of them, will allow the generation of new science, economics and technological development, propelling Chile to a position privileged.
The Data Observatory under its area of work from the earth to sky, aims to exploit the data generated through this revolutionary observation capacity in the country. Currently, the projects of LSST, an association of the Data Observatory and ALeRCE, the development of the first CL-VAC through the availability of ALMA data to the national scientific community, and CIELO “Chemo-dynamIcal properties of gaLaxies and the cosmic web”.
ALeRCE (astronomical broker):
ALeRCE, Automatic Learning for the Rapid Classification of Events, is a project led by the Center for Mathematic Modeling (CMM) at Universidad de Chile, and the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS), together with Data Observatory (DO). ALeRCE aims at positioning Chile internationally as an astronomical broker in charge of the artificial intelligence layer that will process the enormous volume of alerts generated by gigantic telescopes, such as the Vera Rubin Observatory – also called LSST due to its monitoring program – in a sustainable manner over the next ten years.
The Data Observatory in collaboration with CSIRO collaborate for the implementation and enablement of the Data Cube (open source solution containing decades of high-quality Earth observation data), in order to support decision-making using satellite images.
Open data is data that is available for use without legal restrictions and under an open license. These data may be public or those that their owners have decided to leave without restrictions for their free use.