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The evolving role of a data centre in support of observatory operations and community needs
Author(s): Séverin Gaudet; Daniel Durand; David Schade
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Paper Abstract

The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) manages the data collections of the CFHT, JCMT, HST and Gemini telescopes plus data from several other projects. In the past five years, the role of the CADC has changed. It is now an integral part of telescope operations and provides support for PIs, project teams and the Virtual Observatory. This paper will describe the drivers for this new role, how the CADC has responded to these needs and the operational experience with three major telescope facilities. The advantages and disadvantages of this role for a multi-mission data centre will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7016, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II, 70160J (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790295
Show Author Affiliations
Séverin Gaudet, National Research Council Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Daniel Durand, National Research Council Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
David Schade, National Research Council Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7016:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II
Roger J. Brissenden; David R. Silva, Editor(s)

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