Data use policy

The APIS service opened to the community in July 2013, at the occasion of the Magnetospheres of Outer Planets conference hold in Athens.

It provides a free access to a search interface and to various levels of data to users who have logged in. We kindly ask visitors to register, as this helps us to estimate the interest of APIS for the community, to address the variety of scientific purposes, and to justify past and future developments of the database, the search interface and related VO (virtual observatory) interactive tools.

The reader interested in the exhaustive description of the APIS service is referred to the paper The Auroral Planetary Imaging and Spectroscopy (APIS) servicepublished in Astronomy and Computing, Arxiv pre-print.

If you have any questions, we strongly encourage you to contact us. Comments or suggestions of improvement are also warmly welcome.

Although APIS deliverables are freely accessible in the frame of open data and VO activities, there is a significant amount of work behind their generation and development. Our preferred interaction would therefore to collaborate on studies which made use of this service. At least, we expect that you will inform us of any related presentations and publications, and include minimal reference to the above publication and acknowledgements whenener needed (e.g. We thank the APIS service at LESIA/Paris Astronomical Data Centre (Observatoire de Paris, CNRS) for providing value-added data based on UV observations obtained by the ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope).