Virtual Access activities are making available the diverse datasets and visualisation tools needed for comparing and understanding planetary environments in the Solar System and beyond.
- Planetary Space Weather Service (PSWS) aims at extending the concept of space weather to other planets in our Solar System and in particular to spacecraft that voyage through it. PSWS provides European planetary scientists with new methods, interfaces, functionalities and/or plug-ins dedicated to planetary space weather in the form of tools and models available in the partner institutes.The Planetary Space Weather Services is providing nine services distributed over four different service domains – Prediction, Detection, Modelling, Alert – each having its specific groups of end users. The PSWS portal http://planetaryspaceweather-europlanet.irap.omp.eu/ gives access to these services. Each service is being implemented through a combination of data products, software tools, technical reports, and tutorials.
- Virtual European Solar and Planetary Access (VESPA) is building a Virtual Observatory for Planetary Science. It connects all sorts of data in the field, and provides modern tools to retrieve, cross-correlate, and display data and results of scientific analyses. The Virtual Observatory is thus concerned with data discovery, data access, and data integration. It assumes that astronomical data is distributed in various institutes, rather than centralised. VESPA is a common activity from 17 institutes in Europe, and is open to contributions from the science and amateur communities. Access here to VESPA shared data.