FOREST, Apps II, IVOA Interop, Heidelberg 2013-05-13
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FOREST is a project developing a quick-look semantic search virtual observatory for heliophysics, which allows integration, visualisation and searching of observations from multiple instruments and multiple spacecraft. It aims to support future missions such as Solar Orbiter. FOREST uses an RDF model to relate observations to metadata. The data model is based on IVOA recommendations such as the STC, Characterisation and Observation data models. A prototype of FOREST with an advanced web UI frontend and a GAVO Data Center Helper Suite backend is under development for ESA by Skytek Ltd. and Trinity College Dublin.