LAGO

The LAGO (Latin American Giant Observatory) Project is an extended astroparticle observatory at a global scale operated by the LAGO Collaboration, a non- centralized and distributed collaborative network of more than 100 scientists from almost 30 institutions in 11 countries.

To manage this heterogeneity and take advantage of the aforementioned contributors, the LAGO Thematic Service will progressively incorporate the continuous generation of data (measurements, processing and simulations) and code into standardised mechanisms that follow the FAIR principles. This is so to guarantee the long- term curation and re-use of data as well as the dissemination or reproducibility by other communities. Therefore, the final purpose of the LAGO Thematic Service is to enable the universal profit and contribution of this research, within and outside LAGO Collaboration, through a sustainable Virtual Observatory and standardised computational model.

General information of LAGO Collaboration at:

Added value via EOSC

LAGO thematic has selected and it is integrating the following services listed in the EOSC marketplace:

  • EGI Check-in (through EduTeams Perun at GEANT)
  • The EOSC Cloud services (IM and EC3): simulations are arbitrarily performed by researchers running the dockers in EOSC Cloud services. To perform these tasks, they dynamically deploy individual virtual machines or batch clusters through IM or EC services. Although users can create any kind of cluster, only Slurm workload manager is supported for now, because it is commonly used by LAGO collaborators.
  • EGI DataHub: OneData allows researchers several ways to access the data and metadata of their interest. Collaboration members can directly explore the directory tree at https://datahub.egi.eu or mount it on their PC’s. Meanwhile, the public will get published data through B2FIND.

Exploitation path

Basic research on three branches of astroparticle physics: the extreme universe, space weather phenomena, and atmospheric radiation at ground level. Parallelly, these are the needed components of other research on high energy physics, weather forecasting, life sciences, aerospatial security or computer science.

Related documents

Main documentation page (DMP, definitions, metadata profile for LAGO, How-To’s, Licenses): https://lagoproject.github.io/DMP/

Videos:

Course at EOSC-Synergy training platform:

https://moodle.learn.eosc-synergy.eu/course/view.php?id=16

Relevant links

How to access to LAGO TS platform:

How to search and open-access to published Datasets (at EGI DataHub and harvested by B2FIND, several alternative links):

Related publications

  • A.J. Rubio-Montero, et al. , “The EOSC-Synergy Cloud Services Implementation for the Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO),” in 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021), volume 395, PoS(ICRC2021)261, Berlin, Germany, 12-23 july, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.395.0261 
  • H. Asorey, et al. “Extensive Air Showers Simulations: Applications to Geophysics and Astroparticle Physics,” in XII Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics (COLAGE 2021), Chile, 22 – 26 of November, 2021.
  • A. J. Rubio-Montero, et al. “A Novel Cloud-Based Framework For Standardized Simulations In The Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO),” in 2021 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Phoenix, USA 12-15 Dec. 2021, pp. 1-12, doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC52266.2021.9715360 
  • A. J. Rubio-Montero, et al. “Astroparticle simulation in cloud infrastructures: applications to astroparticle physics” in XXXVIII Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Física, Murcia, 11 – 15 july, 2022. Submitted.  
  • A. J. Rubio-Montero, et al. “New tools for better-characterizing astroparticle physics sites and detectors for the Latin American Giant Observatory“, in 10th International Workshop on Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysics (IWARA2022), Antigua, Guatemala 5-9 sept. 2022. Submitted.