This module describes space data from experiment design to long-term preservation and reuse. It emphasises the need of a data management plan as required by NASA and other agencies since proposal level.
The data flow from acquisition to the scientific products is described, as well as the different standard formats and the possible evolution of science objectives during the duration of a space mission. These formats include compliance with standards such as the space agencies CCSDS (Consultative Committee on Space Data Standards) and the E.U. INSPIRE directive for geolocalised data.
Examples of failures and successes in data management plans will be presented, together with the way the PERICLES concept would have avoided these failures.
The student will learn that space data is far from simply being a table of time-tagged numbers, and will learn to manage this complexity.
|Intended target audiences
|Expected learning outcomes for the whole Module
|Students will gain the capability to draft a data management plan and understand the requirements of funding agencies in terms of data management.
|Level of advancement/ prerequisites
|Graduate level with basic knowledge of digital data representation.
|Parts in the Module
|Estimated time required for completion of the module
|The approximate time to complete the entire module is 70 minutes.