Maritime Forum

Workshop on Environmental Sciences and e-Infrastructures

Event date:
18/03/2010 - 08:15
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    18 March 2010

    Rue de la Loi, 41 (AIDCO), Room 7/23

    European Commission

    Brussels

    Objective of the Workshop

    The objective of this workshop is to help reinforcing the links between ESFRI infrastructures in the field of Environmental Sciences and e-infrastructures. It should help to create synergies between the various Environmental ESFRI infrastructures in their ICT and e-infrastructure developments, to foster the adoption of solutions already offered by current e-infrastructure projects, reducing existing gaps, and to identify remaining issues that require generic approaches or user community specific solutions.

    The workshop will bring together coordinators of Environmental ESFRI infrastructures currently funded in their preparatory phase, (or in the process of preparing the grant agreements), and operators of e-infrastructures. It will thus offer the opportunity to discuss the ICT and e-infrastructure needs, commonalities and possible interfaces between the ESFRI projects in the field of Environmental Sciences.

    The morning session will start with the common needs facing the 10 ESFRI projects, followed by the the specific needs of EMODNET. The common needs are, amongst others, in the area of real-time or near real-time data processing, data collection, large data storage, distributed data management, interoperability, metadata definition. This will be followed by a presentation on cultural and organisational issues in adopting e-infrastructure and ICT solutions.

    The possible solutions and support provided by the existing e-infrastructures will be presented and discussed through input from the e-IRG/ESFRI Data Management Task Force as well as through experiences e-infrastructures.

    The expected outcome of this workshop is a draft plan for common actions for the upcoming months, helping in particular to define future Research Infrastructure work-programmes, in particular help preparing the next call for proposals where an EU-support would be given to the clustering of ESFRI projects being implemented in the field of Environment.

     


    1. 09:00 Opening; objectives of the Workshop; introduction of the Participants
    Chair: Hervé Péro
    2. 09:15 Common ICT needs in the Preparatory Phase RI projects
    Wouter LOS (speaking on behalf of all PP projects)
    3. 09:55 EMODNET and other initiatives (GMES, INSPIRE, …)
    Iain Shepherd
    4. 10:15 Cultural and organisational issues in adopting e-infrastructure and ICT solutions
    Sylvie Joussaume
        10:50 Coffee
    5. 11:20 E-infrastructure Forum: A bridge to existing e-infrastructures
    Bob Jones
    6. 11:50 Towards common solutions: Contributions from the e-IRG and from the e-IRG/ESFRI Data Management Task Force
    Dany Vandromme, Leif Laaksonen
    7. 12:15 Earth Science data: Experiences from GENESI DR
    Luigi Fusco (tbc)
    8. 12:30 Technical issues in adopting e-infrastructure and ICT solutions
    Dai Davies
    13:00 LUNCH
    9. 14:00 Discussions on experiences and potential benefits from e-infrastructures
    Moderator: Mario Campolargo
    Discussants (input as basis for discussions, 2-5 minutes):
    Eeva Ikonen (ESFRI)
    Leonard Rivier (Esfri Project ICOS)
    Donatella Castelli (D4Science-II)
    Konstantinos Glinos (DG INFSO)
    10. 15:00 Outcome of the sessions and possible next steps on future common actions
    Moderator: Hervé Péro
    11. 15:30 Conclusions
    Chair: Hervé Péro
    12. 16:00 End of the Workshop

    List of participants

    ESFRI projects in the field Environmental Sciences

    LIFEWATCH Wouter Los, Alex Hardisty

    ICOS Leonard Rivier

    EURO-ARGO Pierre-Yves le Traon (tbc)

    ERICON AB Paul Egerton (tbc)

    COPAL Matt Freer, Marion Ciais

    EISCAT_3D up-grade Ian McCrea

    EMSO Paolo Favali (tbc)

    EPOS Masimo Cocco, Torild van Eck, Jean Pierre Vilotte

    IAGOS Jean-Pierre Cammas

    SIOS Karin Refsnes (tbc)

    E-infrastructure projects

    GéANT Dai Davies, R. Hughes-Jones

    EGEE Bob Jones

    PRACE Dietmar Erwin

    DEISA Hermann Lederer

    D4Science-II Donatella Castelli

    Other initiatives/forum

    EMODNET Iain Shepherd (EC DG MARE)

    PARADE Leif Laaksonen

    ESFRI Dany Vandromme (Data Management Task Force)

    e-IRG Rossend Llurba

    GEOMON Martine De Maiere, Brigitte Buckman

    ESFRI ENV WG

    Finland, chair Eeva Ikonen, Timo Sareneva

    UK Michael Schultz

    Portugal Maria Rosa Santos

    Poland Maciej Zalewski

    Belgium Rudy Hermann

    France Sylvie Joussaume

    Switzerland Dominico Giardini

    Austria Elisabeth Koch

     

    European Commission

    Hervé Péro European Commission, Head of Unit, DG RTD

    Lorenza Saracco European Commission, Project Officer, DG RTD

    Anna Maria Johansson European Commission, Project Officer, DG RTD

    Agnès Robin European Commission, Project Officer, DG RTD

    Mário Campolargo European Commission, Director, DG INFSO

    Konstantinos Glinos European Commission, Head of Unit, DG INFSO

    Kyriakos Baxevanidis (tbc) European Commission, Deputy Head of Unit, DG INFSO

    Carlo Morais Pires (tbc) European Commission, Project Officer, DG INFSO

    Bernad Fabianek European Commission, Project Officer, DG INFSO

    Workshop on common ICT and e-infrastructure needs for the ESFRI Research Infrastructures in the field of Environmental Sciences (ENV)