Knowledge management

B.USOC has received an ESA mandate to record all the data of the experiments for which he has a responsibility on the ISS.

In the case of the other projects, data recording and distribution is also part of its operational duties. Knowledge management extends these tasks to archiving and preservation for data reuse. The data consist not only of the final scientific products but also of all the engineering and operational data collected from the inception of a project to its end which could be long after the space segment has been decommissioned.

international networking

The ISS payload support which is the main task of B.USOC will be in a near future succeeded by a human planetary exploration programme while the current microgravity scientific activities will be transferred to new platforms.

The international networking programmes prepare B.USOC to position itself as an operation and support centre in this new landscape, they are also part of the support to current payloads like SOLAR by increasing their visibility to the scientific community.


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PERICLES - Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics

This poster paper describes the objectives, approach and use cases of the EC FP7 Integrated Project PERICLES. The project began on 1st February 2013 and runs for four years. The aim is to research and prototype solutions for digital preservation in continually evolving environments including changes in context, semantics and practices. The project addresses use cases focusing on digital art, media and science.

Applying conceptual analysis to space data

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PERICLES: a new knowledge management programme applied to SOLAR data on COLUMBUS.

PERICLES (Promoting and Enhancing the Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle exploiting Evolving Semantics) is an FP7 project started on February 2013. It aims at preserving by design large and complex data sets.

CUBIST: Semantic Business Intelligence Supporting Payload Operations

Today, in space control centre operations, much time is spent on transferring, discussing, reviewing, and copying information between the operations partners. The search and replay of operational data for the correct analysis of the on-board situation is also time-consuming. This problem is especially emphasized by the fact that many of the data stores are distributed and have different user interfaces. The current operations show an increasing need for a system providing the operator with a unified interface for fast access to information and analytics, especially during anomalous situations where time constraints are stronger. The FP7 project for Combining and Uniting Business Intelligence with Semantic Technologies (CUBIST) envisions combining Business Intelligence and Semantic technologies to aggregate various sources available to the operators, providing support in analysis and decision making on console. The CUBIST concept will be applied on the data resources of the SOLAR payload, a long-term ESA mission on the International Space Station. CUBIST allows to quickly analyze complex data patterns and to extract essential and relevant information, which is crucial in real-time space operations.