The Open Universe Initiative

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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

P. Giommi, G. Arrigo, U. Barres De Almeida, M. De Angelis, J. Del Rio Vera, S. Di Ciaccio, S. Di Pippo, S. Iacovoni, A.M.T. Pollock
(Submitted on 22 May 2018)

The almost universal availability of electronic connectivity, web software, and portable devices is bringing about a major revolution: information of all kinds is rapidly becoming accessible to everyone, transforming social, economic and cultural life practically everywhere in the world. Internet technologies represent an unprecedented and extraordinary two-way channel of communication between producers and users of data. For this reason the web is widely recognized as an asset capable of achieving the fundamental goal of transparency of information and of data products, in line with the growing demand for transparency of all goods that are produced with public money. This paper describes "Open Universe" an initiative proposed to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) with the objective of stimulating a dramatic increase in the availability and usability of space science data, extending the potential of scientific discovery to new participants in all parts of the world.

Comments:    10 pages, to appear in the proceedings of the ESPI-UNISPACE+50 conference "Space 2030 and Space 4.0: synergies for capacity building in the XXI century"
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as:    arXiv:1805.08505 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1805.08505v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Paolo Giommi [view email]
[v1] Tue, 22 May 2018 11:17:05 GMT (998kb)

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