The CDPP and the VO

By providing both specialized analysis tools and rich databases the CDPP holds two of the essential elements that build a Virtual Observatory.

By participating in international consortia for standard definitions (IVOA, IPDA, SPASE) the CDPP helped setting up the protocols that enable these elements to communicate.

These activities resulted in the CDPP involvement in several international projects of Virtual Observatories in the diverse science fields of planetology, heliophysics and space weather.