Starting on January 1, 2013, the SpaceInn project is funded for four years by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The main goals of the project include:
- Establish coordinated archives of space- and ground-based data, as well as of the results of the analyses of these data. This will include tools for efficient data access.
- Secured long-term preservation of these, often unique, data.
- Coordinated utilization of the data, resulting in a much improved understanding of solar structure, dynamics and activity, as well as of stellar structure and evolution
- An increased awareness of the field, amongst the general public and at all levels of the educational system, throughout Europe.
The main outcome of the project will be a greatly improved understanding of solar and stellar structure, evolution and activity, including also those aspects of the solar activity that have potential societal impacts. Furthermore the project aims at extending the use of seismic data to a broader scientific community beyond solar and stellar physics.