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Science Data Centre

Science Data Centre (SDC) is a new service launched by Leibniz-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, 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 be focused 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.

Latest News

SDC Archive Updated


The SDC Archive has been updated with a list of new features which will make it more intuitive and useful!…

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GRIS data from 2020 reprocessed


The SDC team has re-calibrated all GRIS data from 2020 using the new gris_v8 routine to improve spatial…

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