Heliophysics Integrated Observatory

Acronyms used in HELIO

AMDA Automated Multiple Dataset Analysis (developed by CESR)
CCMC Community Coordinated Modeling Center; a multi-agency partnership to enable, support and perform the research and development for next-generation space science and space weather models. (located at NASA-GSFC; see ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov)
CDF Common Data Format; a self-describing data format for the storage of scalar and multidimensional data in a platform- and discipline-independent way. (support office located at NASA-GSFC; see cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov)
CDPP Centre de Données de la Physique des Plasma (France); now replaced by IRAP
CERN Centre Européen de Recherches Nucléaires (Europe)
CESR Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (France)
CIR Co-rotating Interaction Region (c.f.SIR)
CME Coronal Mass Ejection
CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
CoI Co-Investigator
COSEC Collaborative Sun-Earth Connector
CVS Concurrent Versions System – a software version control system
EAAE European Association for Astronomy Education
EGSO European Grid of Solar Observations
EGU European Geophysical Union
ESA European Space Agency
ESAC ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre (located near Madrid, Spain)
ESTEC ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (located near Noordwijk, Netherlands)
EU European Union
Euro-VO Project aimed at deploying an operational astronomical Virtual Observatory (VO) in Europe.
Europlanet The European Planetology Network aims at providing an important added value to the European planetology community
FESTVAL Fast Explorer of Solar Terrestrial Images: Visualization and Analysis using Layers
FAST Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope
FHNW Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (in English, University of Applied Sciences, North Western Switzerland)
FITS Flexible Image Transport System; the standard data format used in astronomy (support office located at NASA-GSFC; see fits.gsfc.nasa.gov)
GSFC NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
GUI Graphical User Interface
HAO High Altitude Observatory (USA)
HEC Heliophysics Event Catalogue
HFC Heliophysics Feature Catalogue
HF High Frequency
IAU International Astronomical Union
ICME Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejection
IDL Interactive Data Language
IHY International Heliophysical Year
INAF Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Italy)
IRAP Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie; a new Mixed Research Unity (UMR 5277) of the CNRS and the University Paul Sabatier (PRES University of Toulouse)
IST Information Society Technologies
IT Information Technology
IVOA International Virtual Observatory Alliance
LAMOST Large sky Area Multi-Object fibre Spectroscopy Telescope
LESIA Laboratoire d'Expérimentation Spatiale et d'Instrumentation Astrophysique (Paris Observatory, France)
LMATC Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (USA)
MEDOC Multi Experiment Data and Operation Center (France)
MSSL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UK)
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
NASA-HSD NASA/GSFC Heliophysics Science Division
NESSI-SRA Networked European Software and Services Initiative - Strategic Research Agenda
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
NSF National Science Fundation (USA)
Obs Paris Observatoire de Paris (France)
OGSA Open Grid Service Architecture
OIL Ontology Inference Layer
OWL OWL Web Ontology Language
PI Principal Investigator
PLASTIC Platform for Astronomy Tool InterConnection – IVOA messaging protocol, now replaced by SAMP
PM Project Manager
PMB Project Management Board
PMC Project Manager Committee
RHESSI Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager
RIF-WG Rule Interchange Format Working Group
RPI Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
SAMP Simple Application Messaging Protocol - IVOA messaging protocol that enables astronomy software to interoperate and communicate
SEC Solar Event Catalogue
SEP Solar Energetic Particle
SFC Solar Feature Catalogue
SIR Stream Interaction Region
SME Small and Medium Enterprise
SO Scientific Objective
SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
SPASE Space Physics Archive Search and Extract
SPDF Space Physics Data Facility at NASA-HSD
STFC Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK)
STREP Specific Targeted Research Project
SVN Subversion – a software version control system that replaces CVS
SWPC NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center
SWSIG Semantic Web Services Interest Group
TCD Trinity College Dublin
TM Technical Manager
TMC Technical Manager Committee
TO Technological Objective
UCL University College London (UK)
UNIMAN University of Manchester (UK)
UOC Unified Observing Catalogue
UPS Universite Paris Sud (France)
UV UltraViolet
VO Virtual Observatory
VO-Tech EU FP6 funded design study which aims to complete the technical preparation for the construction of the European Virtual Observatory
VHO NASA Virtual Heliospheric Observatory
ViRBO NASA Virtual Radiation Belt Observatory
VITMO NASA Virtual Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere Observatory
VMO NASA Virtual Magnetospheric Observatories
VSO NASA Virtual Solar Observatory
VSPO NASA Virtual Space Physics Observatory
VSTO Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory
WDC World Data Center
WP Work Package
WSRF Web Service Resource Framework
XML Extensible Markup Language

Last updated: 23rd April 2015