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Science Data Centre

Science Data Centre (SDC) is a service launched by Institute for Solarphysics (KIS). Its primary purpose is to provide a common platform for the solar community to

  • STORE,

solar data produced by a heterogeneous group of scientific instruments.

We also provide a DevOps environment and procedures to enable scientists to access the data directly with their own code.

Our Vision

We aim to become an international reference for access to ground-based solar data and a centre for the scientific analysis and scientific exploitation of solar data in Europe and beyond.


Our Mission

The basis of the SDC will be a team of solar data experts, as well as software and hardware engineers, embedded in the research activities at KIS.

The SDC will initially focus on the calibration, curation, archiving and dissemination of data from the largest European solar telescope GREGOR on Tenerife and from the world's largest Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) of the National Solar Observatory (US).

The SDC research will focus on the development of sophisticated methods and tools for high-level data products including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to accelerate new science for solar physics. 

We welcome all solar observatories to join this innovative and evolving platform.


The online archive can be accessed at https://archive.sdc.leibniz-kis.de/.


Latest News

Screenshot of SDC's web search interface, which is now a modern single-page application.

SDC now based on Rucio/dCache with a significantly upgraded website.


SDC's foundation is now based on Rucio/dCache for data management and storage and got a new modern single-page…

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KIS/SDC contribution to the Horizon2020 ESCAPE project and beyond

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KIS/SDC has been the EST representative within the Horizon2020 ESCAPE consortium of ESFRI projects. In…

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