Lofar Long Term Archive

Welcome to the Lofar Long Term Archive (LTA) web service.

On the top are links to: help pages, user login, project overview, seach form and most recently added data.

Before you can query and stage proprietary data make sure that :

  1. you are logged in; see username below login link
  2. selected the correct project; see the project name below project link



From March 1 2015 onwards, cycle data which have passed the proprietary period will be publicly available. All metadata in the Archive can be queried anonymously at anytime, but downloading public data can only be done by registered users (follow the "Create account" link). Non-public data can only be downloaded by project members.

Note: for the first cycles of LOFAR operations, part of the data were ingested in the archive without metadata. Theses data cannot be found using the standard search parameters, except for the appropriate Observation ID. When unspecified data are present in a project, this is listed in the "Unspecified" column on the Projects page. Data can still be requested using the "Project" pulldown in the various Search options.

A list of all LOFAR observing cycles and approved projects can be found here.

For more information on this web service see the Lofar wiki.




This system was developed as part of the Target project. Target was supported by Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland (SNN) and the Groningen Municipality. The project was financially supported by the European Fund for Regional Development and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (Pieken in de Delta), the Province of Groningen and the Province of Drenthe.