The H2020 ESCAPE project (1 February 2019 - 31 January 2023) aims to find solutions for common problems identified between astronomical, astrophysical and particle physics research domains with the intent to define requirements of the European Open Science Cloud. Common problems have been identified in the areas of handling (extremely) large datasets, finding the scientifically verified / curated software for extracting science from those datasets and knowledge of requirements to run it, enabling discovery of datasets and a science analysis platform that allows joint analysis of datasets from different (ESCAPE) partner instruments or observations.

JIVE Participation

Those four areas are addressed by work in four WPs (DIOS, OSSR, CEVO and ESAP) of which JIVE participates in three: OSSR (Open Source Software Registry), CEVO (Connecting ESFRI projects to EOSC through VO framework) and ESAP (European Science Analysis Platform). JIVE is actively involved both in defining standards such as metadata for the software (OSSR), radio visibility data in the VO (CEVO) as well as improving the Jupytercasa entry in the OSSR, making the EVN Archive findable and searchable in the VO and providing an analysis platform for (EVN) visibility data using CASA in version-controlled Jypyternotebooks.



JIVE Main Contact

Marjolein Verkouter



“ESCAPE to the Future” Event Recommits JIVE and ESCAPE Partners in Collaboration for Open Science

On Wednesday 26 October JIVE joined many of Europe's biggest facilities in physics-related disciplines cementing a long-term deal to commit to sharing and processing open data. This agreement was presented at the “ESCAPE to the Future” conference where partners of the H2020 ESCAPE project as well as members of the scientific community and the European Commission gathered at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science in Brussels (Belgium).

CASA processing of VLBI observations

The CASA package is now capable of calibrating the majority of VLBI observations. The new tasks and functionalities to process and calibrate VLBI observations - whose implementation has been led by JIVE - are described in a paper published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP) journal. In addition to a description of the software, a comparison with AIPS processing is included, demonstrating the results are virtually identical. This paper appears jointly with the new CASA reference paper, which gives a high-level overview of the entire CASA package.

The H2020 ESCAPE project organises final event to share its achievements and future challenges

On 25-26 October 2022, the H2020 ESCAPE Project is organising its Final Event at the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, located in Brussels (Belgium). The event will also be accessible through remote connection and registration is open until 24 September 23:59 CEST.

Webinar "ESCAPE VO | Connecting ESFRI data to the EOSC using the VO"

On 23 June 2022, the H2020 ESCAPE Project is organising the online webinar "ESCAPE VO | Connecting ESFRI data to the EOSC using the VO", including the participation of Marjolein Verkouter, JIVE Head of Technical Operations and R&D. Participation on the webinar is free but registration is mandatory.