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Solar System Virtual Observatory Hands-on (public)
Convener: Baptiste Cecconi 
Wed, 15 Apr, 13:30–17:00

The solar and planetary sciences Virtual Observatory is in its growing phase. It is time to spread the tools to the community in order to collect user experience, as well as gain new users. The EGU conference is gathering a large fraction of the solar and planetary science community, and thus is a particularly well targeted opportunity for such an event. Various tools have been developed in the frame EU-FP7 projects (Europlanet, HELIO, IMPEx...) We propose a hands-on workshop where the participant will select and work on one or two tutorial among a proposed list. The aim of this workshop is three-fold: train the community, attract new users, and collect user comments in order to enhance the user experience.

The teams of the EC FP7 projects EuroPlaNet-RI/IDIS, HELIO and IMPEx as well as the IMCCE, an institute of Paris Observatory, have developed specific tools for the Planetary Virtual Observatory. In the framework of the project "Promoting the Planetary Virtual Observatory", funded by CNRS/LPP, the aforementioned teams have prepared several videos to illustrate how to use theses tools via different science cases.

This workshop will offer to participants the possibility to visualize these demonstration videos, which are illustrating the tutorials. The participant will have to bring their own laptops to do the tutorials. Several persons (from the Programme and Organization Committees) will be presented to help the participant.

The workshop duration is 4 hours. A few presentations of the various projects and tools will be briefly presented. Then hands-on tutorials will be proposed to the participants that will receive support by the organizers during the session.