Florian Topf

Florian Topf
Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) | ÖAW · Space Research Institute

MSc.

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April 2007 - present
Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW)
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  • Software Engineer

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Publications (34)
Technical Report
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Various groups in the world are actively involved in the development of standards and tools to support the capture, management, access and use of scientific data across planetary science, astrophysics, and heliophysics missions, experiments and models. Many of these communities have established online systems and efforts have been made across each...
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A Data Access Protocol has been set up to search and retrieve Planetary Science data in general. This protocol will allow the user to select a subset of data from an archive in a standard way, based on the IVOA Table Access Protocol (TAP). The TAP mechanism is completed by an underlying Data Model and reference dictionaries. This paper describes th...
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Recent studies by the author have shown that the “Integrated Medium for Planetary Exploration” (IMPEx) FP7-SPACE project is evolving towards becoming a fully oper- ational Virtual Observatory (VO). The service-oriented architecture provides state-of- the-art web services and a robust XML data model which enables the exploitation of observational- a...
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The FP7 IMPEx infrastructure, whose general goal is to encourage and facilitate inter-comparison between observational and model data in planetary plasma sciences, is now established for 2 years. This presentation will focus on a tour of the different achievements which occurred during this period. Within the project, data originate from multiple s...
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The growing amount of data in planetary sciences requires adequate tools for visualisation enabling in depth analysis. Within the FP7 IMPEx infrastructure data will originate from heterogeneous sources : large observational databases (CDAWeb, AMDA at CDPP, ...), simulation databases for hybrid and MHD codes (FMI, LATMOS), planetary magnetic field m...
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The EU-FP7 Project "Integrated Medium for Planetary Exploration", IMPEx [1], was established as a result of scientific collaboration between institutions across Europe and is working on the integration of a set of interactive data analysis and modeling tools in the field of space plasma physics. These tools are comprised of numerical hybrid/MHD and...
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The FP7-SPACE project IMPEx (http://impex-fp7.oeaw.ac.at) was established as a result of scientific collaboration between research teams from Austria, Finland, France, and Russia, working on the integration of a set of interactive data mining, analysis and modeling tools in the field of space plasma and planetary physics. The primary goal of the pr...
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The EU-FP7 Project "Integrated Medium for Planetary Exploration" was established as a result of scientific collaboration between institutions across Europe and is working on the integration of a set of interactive data analysis and modelling tools in the field of space plasma physics. According to [1] these tools are comprised of AMDA, ClWeb and 3D...
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The EU-FP7 Project "Integrated Medium for Planetary Exploration" was established as a result of scientific collaboration between institutions across Europe and is working on the integration of a set of interactive data analysis and modeling tools in the field of space plasma and planetary physics. According to [1] these tools are comprised of AMDA,...
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The Saturn and Earth auroral emissions have different generation mechanisms, however, both mechanisms are not understood very well till now (see [1]). Both of these phenomena have a long history of observations. For Saturn these are Hubble images and big onground telescope images, as well as the Cassini ones in recent time. For Earth these are the...
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AMDA [1] (Automated Multi-Dataset Analysis) is a web-based facility developed at CDPP Toulouse in France [2] for on line analysis of space physics data (heliosphere, magnetospheres, planetary environments) coming from either its local database or distant ones. AMDA has been recently integrated as a service to the scientific community for the Plasma...
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The EU-FP7 Project "Integrated Medium for Planetary Exploration" (IMPEx) was established as a result of scientific collaboration between institutions across Europe and is working on the integration of a set of interactive data analysis and modeling tools in the field of space plasma physics. These tools are comprised of numerical Hybrid/MHD and ana...
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The EU-FP7 Project "Integrated Medium for Planetary Exploration" (IMPEx) was established as a result of scientific collaboration between institutions across Europe and is working on the integration of a set of interactive data analysis and modeling tools in the field of space plasma and planetary physics. The purpose of this project is to create an...
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There are many challenges to achieving interoperability and data sharing across heterogeneous systems. Systems and data are implemented and stored across multiple platforms and specifications. This has created rigid point-topoint integrations. To allow the interoperability of data discovery when querying planetary science data centers, the needs ar...
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The FP7-SPACE project Integrated Medium for Planetary Exploration (IMPEx) has started in June 2011. The aim of the project is the Creation of an integrated interactive IT framework where data from space missions will be interconnected to numerical models, providing a possibility to 1) simulate planetary phenomena and interpret spacecraft data; 2) t...
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The field of planetary sciences has greatly expanded in recent years with space missions orbiting around most of the planets of our Solar System. The growing amount and wealth of data available make it difficult for scientists to exploit data coming from many sources that can initially be heterogeneous in their organization, description and format....
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Europlanet RI is a four-year project supported by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme. Launched in January 2009, it is an Integrated Infrastructure Initiative, ie. A combination of Networking Activities, Transnational Access Activities and Joint Research Activities. The Networking Activities aim at further fostering a culture o...
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The FP7-SPACE project Integrated Medium for Planetary Exploration (IMPEx) has started in June 2011. It will create an interactive framework for exploitation of space missions' data. Data analysis and visualization will be based on the advanced computational models of the planetary environments. Specifically, the 'modeling sector' of IMPEx is formed...
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Modern state-of-the-art web services are from crucial importance for the interoperability of different VO tools existing in the planetary community. SOAP based web services assure the interconnectability between different data sources and tools by providing a common protocol for communication. This paper will point out a best practice approach with...
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The core-team of the Multiversum Graz project is promoting the planning, concept, creation and maintenance of a state-of-the-art planetarium residing in Graz since the beginning of 2009. This contribution is aimed at fostering synergies within the European planetaria community and groups concerned with related projects such as building planetaria,...
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The EuroPlaNet-NA1 Observational Infrastructure Networking focuses on maximizing the synergies between the two key elements of Europe's infrastructure in Planetary Science: Ground-based telescopes and space missions (http://europlanet-na1-oeaw.ac.at). This NA will ensure that there is a permant and sustainable framework for the pooling of joint res...
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In EuroPlaNet-RI, JRA4 must prepare essential tools allowing the planetary science community to interrogate some selected data centres, access and process data and visualize the results. The first requirement for enabling access to different data centres is to use a standard protocol. This protocol, PDAP (Planetary Data Access Protocol) has been de...
Conference Paper
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IDIS (Integrated and Distributed Information System) is part of the Europlanet project and aims to develop a prototype of a planetology Virtual Observatory. In the frame of its participation to this project, the CDPP (Data Centre for Plasma Physics, based in Toulouse) is developing a new data model to describe the wide variety of data products that...
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Computational modeling and observational data analysis are two major aspects of the modern scientific research. Both appear nowadays under extensive development and application. Many of the scientific goals of planetary space missions require robust models of planetary objects and environments as well as efficient data analysis algorithms, to predi...
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These last years, CDPP has developed a new service, AMDA (Automated Multi-Dataset Analysis), which is a web-based facility for on line analysis of space physics data (magnetospheric, heliospheric, planetary plasmas) coming from either its local database or distant ones. This tool allows the user to perform on line classical manipulations such as da...

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