Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The second day

The second day of the AstroGrid rollout started with Andy Lawrence talking about AstroGrid-2 and Euro-VO, and AstroGrid's relationship with them and also with the AVO.

AstroGrid will be leading the VO Technology Centre (VOTC) which will be a loose confederation to develop new technologies for Euro-VO. VOTech is the first project under the VOTC umbrella funded by EU-FP6 and partner contributions. Formally VOTech is a design study which will output reports, designs, prototypes and proto-standards. In contrast to the engineering focus of AstroGrid-2, VOTech is a research and development project.

Tony talking about the AstroGrid-2 project

This was followed by Tony Linde talking about AstroGrid-2 and what it's going to be doing over the next 3 years.