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Paper: The COSMOS Information Systems at LAM
Volume: 442, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XX (ADASSXX)
Page: 21
Authors: Moreau, C.; Gimenez, S.; Kneib, J.-P.; Tasca, L.
Abstract: The last decades have witnessed a strong increase in the amount of data coming from astronomical surveys. These data are exploited by large international collaborations of scientists working around the same scientific goals. The regular request of high data-quality control, fast data access via easy-to-use graphic interfaces, as well as the possibility to cross correlate information coming from different observations motivate the use of scientific information systems. The CeSAM (Centre de donneéS Astronomiques de Marseille) data center answers to the aforementioned needs offering a specialized database service to the contemporary large astrophysical surveys (VVDS, GALEX, HST-COSMOS, Hershel, CoRoT, etc.). We here focus our attention on the HST-COSMOS and zCOSMOS information systems, recently opened to the scientific community. We are dealing with data coming from the largest ever-undertaken cosmological survey. The associated database has the specificity to archive, visualize and correlate multi-wavelength and spectroscopic datasets.
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