The uniqueness of data produced by astronomy (large and complex volumes of data, various formats, and the need to process it 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 to exploit new opportunities.
Among Chilean natural laboratories, one prominent one is the Atacama desert for astronomy. From this, a highly prestigious product has been developed in Chile and projections through its most advanced astronomical observatories, together with formal agreements with international consortia that build these instruments. 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.
The Data Observatory in its initial stage (5 years) will work with data from several existing telescopes 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 (Conjunto of Cherenkov Telescopes).
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, which will accelerate the science produced with them, and also develop solutions and talent with application and value for other activities. .