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Advances in heliospheric science through data exploitation including the HELiospheric Cataloguing, Analysis and Techniques Service (HELCATS).
Convener: Jonathan Eastwood  | Co-Conveners: Vratislav Krupar , Volker Bothmer , Emilia Kilpua 
 / Mon, 24 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room N2
 / Attendance Mon, 24 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Hall X4
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This session solicits contributions describing recent advances in heliospheric science through the exploitation of solar, coronal and heliospheric remote sensing, and solar wind in situ data.

Combining data from multipoint remote sensing of the Sun and solar wind with in situ solar wind measurement (from STEREO and other spacecraft) has revolutionised the study of the heliosphere in the past decade. There is now an exceedingly rich dataset of observations available, whose analysis is enabling a step change in our understanding of heliospheric science, as well as providing a spring-board to Solar Orbiter and Solar Probe+. Here we solicit contributions describing recent advances in heliophysics through, for example: the exploitation of observations (remote and/or in situ); combined observations and modelling; theoretical modelling informed by new observations.

A key goal of the session is to generate synergy between these observational sub-disciplines by discussing how cataloguing services – at the instrument, satellite, or multi-mission (virtual observatory) level – may influence our ability to maximise the science return of both currently operating and future missions, and develop space weather services. In this regard, technical papers describing previous, ongoing and planned efforts to organise, catalogue and enrich heliophysics datasets are strongly encouraged, as are science papers that have used cataloguing or papers that explore novel data mining approaches.

This session fulfils the role of the final annual open meeting of the HELiospheric Cataloguing, Analysis and Techniques Service (HELCATS) project (see and the associated goal of advancing the heliophysics community’s use of catalogue services that will improve the science return of the ‘heliospheric observatory’.