Spase Physics Archive Search and Extract (SPASE) the COSPAR Standard for describing Heliophysics Data Products
The SPASE model is an ontology defined by a set of terms and values along with the relationships between them that allow one to describe all the relevant resources that exist in the Heliophysics data environment. The SPASE effort has spanned more than a decade and it has involved an international collaboration with a goal of unifying and improving the ability of the user community to find and utilize Heliophysics Data products. The intent of SPASE Data Model is to provide the means to describe resources, most importantly scientifically useful data products, in a uniform way so they may be easily registered, found, accessed, and used. The SPASE Data Model consists of an exclusive set of resource types which can be used to describe data along with its scientific context, source, provenance, content, and location. SPASE is designed to support a federated data system where data may reside at different locations and may be separated from the metadata which describes it. SPASE was originally designed to describe empirically observed data products but it has been extended to describe simulation data products. SPASE was adopted as the standard for describing Heliophysics data products via a resolution proposed at the 42nd COPSAR Symposium hosted at Pasadena, California in 2018.
43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 28 January - 4 February
- Pub Date:
- January 2021