IAU Working Group: Virtual Astronomy and Data Centres

A Working Group has been formed in Commission B2 of the International Astroomical Union.


Working Group Charter:

This Working Group is intended to provide the liaison between the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) and the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The IVOA is an organisation that debates and agrees the technical standards that are needed to make the Virtual Observatory (VO) possible. IVOA also acts as a focus for VO aspirations, a framework for discussing and sharing VO ideas and technology, and body for promoting and publicising the VO. The IVOA processes for the development of interoperability standards includes the possibility for IAU endorsement. Since its beginnings in 2002 the VO is now a mature framework for the interoperability of astronomy data, with IVOA compliant services operated by many astronomy data centres. This working group will provide a commincation channel between the IVOA and the IAU on topics of interoperability standards, use of the VO for scientific research, and for promoting best practices for interoperability of data and services in Astronomy.

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