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PV2018 Conference - Adding value and preserving data

CEDA co-organised the PV2018 Conference, past details about the event can be found below.

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The PV 2018 Conference welcomes you to its 9th edition, to be held 15th – 17th May 2018 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Space Cluster (UK ), hosted by the UK Space Agency and jointly organised by STFC, NCEO and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

For its ninth edition, the conference series moves to UKSA at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory part of the Harwell Space Cluster in the UK to continue addressing prospects in the domain of data preservation, stewardship and value adding of scientific data and research related information.

An end-to-end management approach for the long-term data preservation is key to ensure that there is no loss of information and data. It also entails the access to the archived data – including discovery, metadata, formats and interoperability considerations with the relevant standards – as well as the curation processes aimed at improving the information content and the usability of the archived data. In addition to emergent standards technologies and best practice, we would like to use this conference as an opportunity to explore issues of data management planning and archive appraisal.

We are also entering the era of big data; for this conference year, we would like to extend a special invite to large-scale scientific archives so we can facilitate discussion of emergent issues across scientific domains. As we move to a new and exciting technology age, we are seeing large-scale collaborations occurring on state of art virtual research environments and novel collaborative infrastructures. We would invite participation from projects, organisations or individuals developing novel data services within or as a result of these environments. This includes smaller bespoke archives wishing to integrate with larger data holdings to generate targeted knowledge and data services.

Previous events were held at:

  • CNES in Toulouse (PV 2002)
  • ESA-ESRIN in Frascati (PV 2004)
  • DCC in Edinburgh (PV 2005)
  • DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen (PV 2007)
  • ESA-ESAC in Madrid (PV 2009)
  • CNES in Toulouse (PV 2011)
  • ESA-ESRIN in Frascati (PV 2013)
  • EUMETSAT in Darmstadt  (PV 2015)


Head of Scientific Programme Committee: Esther Conway - CEDA 
Head of Organising Committee: Caroline Callard – RAL Space

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