2020-11-08, 09:50–09:50, Posters
The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) develops the technical standards needed for seamless discovery and access to astronomy data worldwide, according to the FAIR principles, with the goal of realizing the Virtual Observatory (VO). There are 22 member organizations. The newest member, Netherlands VO, joined in 2020. More astronomical communities from other nations have shown their interest in joining into the IVOA. This poster describes the activities of the IVOA in 2020, summarizes the May 2020 "interoperability meeting" and previews the November 2020 interoperability meeting that follows ADASS. The May meeting was the first held on-line, and was the first to have over 200 registrants. In particular, the poster will discuss IVOA engagement in global initiatives, including support for the IAU's Office of Astronomy for Development in remote teaching and learning program, and a CODATA initiative on standardizing global units of measure.
This poster is presented on behalf of the IVOA community.