The European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures (ESCAPE) project has received funding of €16 million through the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme of the European Union [1]and will be launched in the first quarter of 2019. By bringing together key pan-European astronomy and particle physics facilities on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap the ESCAPE project will address the challenges in open science and data accessibility faced by European researchers.

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Contribution of IAA-CSIC

CSIC has contributed to identify the requirements for the ESFRI Science Analysis Platform (ESAP) by providing two different, and complementary, use cases. By means of these two use cases, CSIC is performing a continuous evaluation on how this platform facilitates the fulfillment of the FAIR principles. CSIC has contributed to identify the ESAP components and priority services, studying how the proposed components and services can be applied to implement the two use cases as well as how they can support FAIR principles. In the ESAP Focus Months, CSIC participates in two Working Groups providing feedback as an ESAP user.

Astroseismological USE CASE:

The Asteroseismology use case is based on the analysis of time series of primary and secondary targets. Development of specific numerical codes for the treatment and analysis of "big data" generated by photometric space missions CoRoT and Kepler now in phase of exploitation and TESS and BRITE in phase of observation. This study includes standard harmonic analyses and non standard fractal analyses, also applicable to spatial series. Currently we are strongly involved in the preparation of the PLATO (ESA) space mission. PLATO2.0 is the ESA M3 mission to fully characterize exoplanets around nearby stars. This use case involves asteroseismic tools, compliant with IVOA standards (e.g. TOUCAN).

IT Services It is s to register to the ESCAPE IT services
Web Page    
Wiki Open Wiki


chat server


collaborative cloud document storage and calendar


project platform with deliverables,  milestones and wiki

Gateway ESAP gateway
WP5 Meetings of WP5


OSSR onboarding day Presentation