NSF AAAC Report and the VAO

The 2011-2012 Annual Report of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC) included positive mention of the VAO’s role in astronomical data management, distribution, and access. The AAAC encourages coordination among the VAO, major U.S. astronomical survey teams, and national observatories to ensure the curation, distribution, and access to legacy astronomical datasets and the development of common standards, pipelines and tools that will enable their full use for scientific research, education and outreach.

The AAAC advises the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on selected issues within the fields of astronomy and astrophysics that are of mutual interest and concern to the agencies. The full report of the AAAC can be read here.

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