The major aim of ESPAS is to provide an integrated access to the comprehensive set of near-Earth space data sources required for research across the European Research Area. ESPAS will provide access to state of the art data sources, will structure a unique data and resource access center and will provide the mechanisms for integrating disparate European research potential, creating the critical mass of shaping Europe's future programme in near-Earth space science and its applications. The final outcome of the project is the development and deployment of production quality services providing 24/7 access to the ESPAS facility, dedicated to the archiving, manipulation, search and modeling of data collected from past and future ground-based experiments and satellite missions.

The ESPAS work packages are integrated in the following three areas of an I3 project:

  • JRA Activities: to design the ESPAS data model and the system architecture; to develop the core and value-added services for access, visualization ; to test system's behavior through use cases (W6, WP7, WP8)
  • Service Activities: to deploy, operate and maintain the services with close monitoring, while providing quality assurance services to data providers (WP4, WP5);
  • Networking Activities: to define the overall strategy of ESPAS development and of its future operation and expansion, to define the policies about the use, access, identification of the incoming and outgoing data; to disseminate the results of the project both on the technical and scientific levels; to provide training to all ESPAS stakeholders (researchers, data and service providers) (WP1, WP2, WP3).


In this section you can find information about ESPAS Work packages, Deliverables and Use Cases. Please follow the corresponding links below:

Work Packages


Use Cases