IVOA Executive Committee Meeting (TM119)

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024

Time: 20:00 UTC




Virtual: https://aao.zoom.us/j/84831315252?pwd=TjJZb0VBRVgxcDZ1cVVqTENZMWNMZz09 (passcode 581668)


  1. Roll call and agenda
  2. IVOA Media Group and website migration team
  3. Review and approval of TM118 Minutes
  4. Review of Action for TM119
  5. M2Tech proposal discussion
  6. SPIE poster co-authorship and attendance
  7. Project Reports [Significant Events Only]
  8. Overall TCG Status
  9. Approval of new IVOA Recommendation(s) [Standing Item]
  10. CSP Status
  11. IVOA Website [New Standing Item]
  12. TCG May 2024 position turnover review - In prep for May Interop mtg
    • Expiring terms
      • TCG - chair & vice
      • CSP - chair - extensible; vice - extensible (There is 7 months more to go)
      • Apps - vice - extensible
      • DAL - chair & vice - extensible
      • KDIG - chair - extensible
      • Edu - chair - extensible
      • SSIG - chair extensible
    • Other considerations
      • Theory - Recall Simon saying he would prefer not holding 2 chairs
      • Radio - François is retiring so Ch position opens
  13. Future Interop meetings
    • Northern Spring 2024: Sydney - Week of May 19 (website here)
      • Request by SG to give a contributed talk as the outgoing NOVA representative
    • Northern Fall 2024: Malta - Week of November 10 (ADASS Nov. 10-14)
      • Summary of costs and contributions from partner organizations
  14. Date of next Exec meeting
  15. AOB
  16. Review of new actions

Reports from the Projects

NOVA (Argentina)

ArVO (Armenia)

AstroGrid (United Kingdom)

ASVO (Australia)

BRAVO (Brazil)


CVO (Canada)

ESA (Europe)

Euro-VO (Europe)

GAVO (Germany)

JVO (Japan)

Kazakhstan VO

NLVO (Netherlands)


French VO meeting took place 3 weeks ago.

Anniversary : 20 years of OV-France !

About 40-50 participants during 3 days in Strasbourg

RVO (Russia)

SA^3 (South Africa)

SKAO (Square Kilometre Array Observatory; Australia & South Africa)

SVO (Spain)

UkrVO (Ukraine)

USVOA (United States)

The Chandra X-ray Center is pleased to announce the availability of Release 2.1 of the Chandra Source Catalog (CSC 2.1). This catalog covers roughly 730 square degrees of sky and contains 407,806 unique X-ray sources and over 1.3 million individual source detections identified in more than 15 thousand Chandra imaging observations released publicly prior to the end of 2021.

The catalog can be queried using multiple interfaces, including CSCview, WWT, simple web interface, and IVOA compliant services. The latter allow access from Jupyter notebooks via PyVO. For further information, consult the catalog webpage: http://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/csc/.


VObs.it (Italy)

Report from the TCG

  • The TCG last met on Mar 07 & Apr 07 - main focus has been Interop planning
  • Interop
    • Program has been filled with all requested sessions: https://wiki.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA/InterOpMay2024
    • A round of requests out to the community from the WG/IG went out in the last week; we'll see if further session are requested as a result.
    • Have a local plenary on the Australian Data Landscape, and a second coordinated by the CSP on "Project Reviews" - Ada will fill in details
    • Have a P3T (Protocol Transitioning Tiger Team) session on the results of the Tiger team that will meet Thu/Fri before the Interop
    • Have a Wednesday afternoon Hackathon (2pm-4:30pm) to address Documentation issues identified in the Nov Interop; here's a link the the spreadsheet documentaed in Nov. https://wiki.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA/InterOpNov2023DocHackathon
      • Making changes to a test planform may be dependent on new IVOA Interop top page; Status of that and can we combine efforts??
    • There's a plan to Migrate from GWS to DSP - Proposal: Create new group DSP (Distributed Services and Protocols), adding references to GWS pages as historical work - proposal/discussion planned for Interop
    • Marco provided input to Simon/JJ on TCG open positions; I provided a candidate for TCG V Chair who I've spoken with and is interested - passed that info on to Simon/JJ too.

Report from the CSP

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