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Paper: Maximizing the Science in the Era of Data-Driven Astronomy
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 3
Authors: Aloisi, A.
Abstract: In the era of large astronomical data, data-driven multi-wavelength science will play an increasing role in Astronomy over the next decade. A range of new missions, facilities, and surveys including JWST, PanSTARRS, WFIRST, LSST, ALMA, SKA, etc., will accumulate peta-bytes of data. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and its NASA archive, the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST), will continue to play a key role in this arena. I will review our archive strategic roadmap over the next several years and the new scientific investigations that this will enable. This includes the acquisition of new data collections, the unification of all archival services under the MAST portal, the partnerships with other Archives for exchange of data and definition of new interoperability standards, the production of new science-ready data holdings, the deployment of a scalable architecture for easy multi-mission operations, the enabling of new on-line collaborative resources (e.g., science cloud), the creation of new tools for data discovery, data mining, data analysis, and data visualization. We will maximize the scientific return of the space Astrophysics programs by providing the Astronomical community with a peta-scale archival collection of data and a powerful open-science environment that will enable high-impact investigations in every area of Astrophysics from the far ultraviolet (FUV) to the infrared (IR).
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