Heliophysics is a relatively new domain that explores the Sun-Solar System Connection;
it requires the joint exploitation of solar, heliospheric and planetary magnetospheric and ionospheric observations.
The Heliophysics Integrated Observatory, HELIO, was funded under the Capacities Specific Programme
within the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7; Grant No. 238969).
The project has deployed a distributed network
of services that address the needs of a broad community of researchers in heliophysics; it
provides the most comprehensive integrated information system in this domain.
HELIO is designed around a Service-Oriented Architecture.
In this the required capabilities are split into a number tasks that are implemented as
separate services that can be orchestrated together as required.
The project is a key component of a worldwide effort to integrate heliophysics data and has
coordinate closely with international organizations to exploit synergies with complementary domains.
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