The ExoMars 2020 mission will provide a heterogeneous set of data from different instruments captured on the surface of Mars [1]. Imagery for science target selection, navigation, or close-up detailed visual analysis for geology, complemented by multi-spectral imagery from orbiters will be supplemented with georeferenced sensor data such as from the WISDOM ground penetrating radar instrument, looking into the Mars subsurface. The Analytic Laboratory Drawer inside the Rover body punctually observes samples acquired by a drill. A comprehensive and efficient analysis of this wealth of heterogeneous science data demands a sophisticated workflow that takes account for the heterogeneity of data and allows an overview of interconnections between different data entities.

Based on the instrument data and PDS4 archiving interfaces being established in Rover Operations Control Centre (ROCC), concepts are required for the support of a holistic analysis of all the versatile scientific data from the entire rover mission. The MINERVA goal is to provide for the first time an integrative, holistic and analytic support for planetary scientists. This will not merely make the analysis more efficient but the tight integration of heterogeneous analysis methods in real time will allow insights, which would be hard or impossible to obtain using isolated methods.

A major challenge is imposed by the huge & heterogeneous data volume. New interactive visualization methods based on, e.g., semantic annotations, meta-information and data modalities will be investigated. Beside the science claim in the mission itself, MINERVA will focus on the holistic workflow and on specific ExoMars requirements and the exploitation of the scheme for future missions and terrestrial applications


Visplore is a tool to enable a VISual exPLORation of large and complex data. The focus is on multivariate data, including continuous and categorical data columns and also data with time-dependent semantics


PRo3D, short for Planetary Robotics 3D Viewer, is an interactive 3D visualization tool to allow planetary scientists to work with high-resolution 3D reconstructions of the Martian surface.