Science Mesh in Social Media Analytics and Astronomy - Collaborative Documents and On-Demand data transfers
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17 November 2021

The second CS3MESH4EOSC webinar, entitled “Science Mesh in Social Media Analytics and Astronomy - Collaborative Documents and On-Demand data transfers” is going to take place on 17th November from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm CEST. The Science Mesh is an ecosystem that provides frictionless scientific collaboration and access to research services and the added value for the Stakeholders.

The webinar will be focused on the two data services (On-Demand Data Transfer and Collaborative Documents) from the Science Mesh and the related Use-Cases (LOFAR and RiseSMA).

LOFAR is one of the ESCAPE Citizen Science projects, where volunteers are welcome to identify supermassive black holes and starforming galaxies in images collected by LOFAR.

An unprecedented view of what skies look like at radio wavelengths, with answer many questions on the evolution of galaxies and the supermassive black holes that they harbour. Sort through this fascinating, state of the art radio data  and identify !

The speakers will highlight how the Science Mesh is integrating both data services into the federated Science Mesh across disciplines. Exemplary benefits of this integration in Social Media Analytics and Crisis Communication (RiseSMA) and Astronomy (LOFAR - Low-Frequency Array), fields will be presented by real use cases that are already getting benefits from the Science Mesh's features.

Target Audience

  • Researchers, data curators and analysts aiming to assemble an efficient, reliable, collaborative and transparent research toolchain, to more easily articulate the impact of their research in the upcoming altimetric policy environment;
  • Institutional operators and services looking forward to using an easier long-term data custodianship and seamless access the functionality or the data they require in a transparent way, fully integrated with the in-house services;
  • Commercial software developers that aim to develop new products based on complex, large scale data in virtually all sectors;
  • Non-commercial software developers looking for an easier time writing research workflow code against a standardised API to access metadata;
  • Policy makers & citizens to get to know standardised tools that facilitate the collaboration of citizen scientists and Citizen Observatories, as well as make FAIR data relevant in the day to day science practice of all researchers.


  • 10minWelcome, the Science Mesh and its core applications - the federated layer (Holger Angenent - University of Münster) 
  • 20minData Synchronicity towards easy "Collaborative Documents" - RiseSMA: Social Media Analytics in Crisis Communication (Holger Angenent - University of Münster and Lennart Hofeditz - Research Associate Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • 20minEasy data sharing through "On-Demand Data Transfer" - LOFAR: Low Frequency Array (Ron Trompert - leader of the Online Data services group at SURF and Tim Shimwell - ASTRON)
  • 10minQuestions and Answers
  • 5minWhat's next & Closing Remarks (Holger Angenent - University of Münster)

Register now to the Webinar