The uniqueness of data produced by astronomy (large and complex volumes of data, various formats, and the need to be processed online) can benefit the country and people across the world. The use of these data represents a key to generate new science, economy and technological development, driving Chile to a privileged position for exploring new opportunities.
Of all the natural laboratories found in Chile, one of the most prominent ones for astronomy is the Atacama Desert. From this location, a highly prestigious product has been developed in Chile, and has been projected through its state-of-the-art astronomical observatories which have been developed by international consortia under a set of formal agreements. As a result, over the next few years, Chile will concentrate a significant fraction of the ability to observe the world, also developing in recent decades a critical mass of world-class talent in the field of astronomy.
In its initial 5-year stage, Data Observatory will work with data from several telescopes that area already under construction in the country, such as the ALMA Observatory, the Vera Rubin Observatory (ex LSST, Great Telescope for Synoptic Surveys), and the CTA (Set of Cherenkov Telescope).
The objective is to strengthen the local astronomical community, generating synergies with other global collaborations in Chile, such as the ALeRCE project, (Automatic Learning for the Rapid Classification of Events) of the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics and the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) .
Through collaborations in this field, the astronomical data of the most powerful telescopes in operation today will be managed, increasing the amount of science that they produce, and developing solutions and talent that can add value and be applied in other activities.