A Definitive Study of Cosmic
Dust in the Local Universe
DustPedia is a project funded by the EU under the heading ‘Exploitation of space science and exploration data’. It is a collaboration of six European institutes with a primary goal of exploiting existing data in the Herschel Space Observatory and Planck Telescope databases. This data will be combined with other available data from both ground based and space based telescopes to make the most extensive and intensive study of galaxies in the nearby Universe.