9-11 May 2007
Manchester, United Kingdom
Europe/Zurich timezone

Using Grid services for Sciamachy data sharing and processing

9 May 2007, 17:30
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester, United Kingdom

Board: P-028


Mr. John van de Vegte (KNMI)

Describe the scientific/technical community and the scientific/technical activity using (planning to use) the EGEE infrastructure. A high-level description is needed (neither a detailed specialist report nor a list of references).

The Netherlands Sciamachy Data Center (NL-SCIA-DC) provides
access to satellite data
from the GOME and Sciamachy instruments. GOME and Sciamachy both
measure trace gases
like Ozone, NO2 and aerosols, which are important for climate and
air quality
monitoring. The NL-SCIA-DC serves the atmospheric research
community not only with
the data but also with services like processing and data mining.

Describe the added value of the Grid for the scientific/technical activity you (plan to) do on the Grid. This should include the scale of the activity and of the potential user community and the relevance for other scientific or business applications

The data services will be upgraded to offer additional
functionality to end-users of
Sciamachy data. One of the functionalities provided will be the
possibility to select
and process Sciamachy products using different data processors,
which can lead to
intensive use of the limited computing and data storage resources
available to
NL-SCIA-DC. Through our partners SARA and NIKHEF the NL-SCIA-DC
can use facilities
provided by the Dutch Grid infrastructure. The NL-SCIA-DC will
also run tests to be
coupled to the ESA G-POD Grid infrastructure. This future
cooperation will give the
NL-SCIA-DC users access to a wider range of instrument data
available at G-POD, and
G-POD can offer our data services to the G-POD users.

Report on the experience (or the proposed activity). It would be very important to mention key services which are essential for the success of your activity on the EGEE infrastructure.

Our aim is to add user-requested functionality to NL-SCIA-DC for
which currently the
computer and/or storage resources are not available to the
partners KNMI and SRON.
Grid technology will helps us to extent the functionality of
NL-SCIA-DC without
losing the current high-standard of security and to make
efficient use of the
resources available at KNMI, SRON and elsewhere.

With a forward look to future evolution, discuss the issues you have encountered (or that you expect) in using the EGEE infrastructure. Wherever possible, point out the experience limitations (both in terms of existing services or missing functionality)

The end result will be an integrated ‘griddified’ NL-SCIA-DC,
integration of two
organization domains (SRON and KNMI) using standard and open
general purpose
protocols and interfaces, delivering non-trivial quality of
service to the Dutch and
international atmospheric research community.

Primary authors


Dr. Ankie Piters (KNMI) Dr. David Groep (NIKHEF) Mr. Ian van der Neut (KNMI) Dr. Jules Wolfrat (SARA) Mr. Olivier Colin (ESA-ESRIN)

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