Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Conference on the role of e-Infrastructures in climate change research

Climate change is a global concern and research into the area is a top priority in research programs worldwide. These studies are often highly demanding in terms of computing power and treatment of large data sets. e-Infrastructures offer effective solutions for large scale data challenges in several domains and represent an innovative and unique approach to address the complexity of climate change modeling and adaptation/mitigation policies.

In an effort to address this issue,The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) invites policy makers, climate change scientists and e-Infrastructure experts to attend its conference on the ‘Role of e-infrastructures for Climate Change Research’. The event will be held in Trieste, Italy at ICTP’s headquarters (16-20 May, 2011).

The conference will address the role of e-infrastructures toward a better understanding of climate change from the global to the regional scales and is the perfect opportunity for policy makers, climate change scientists and e-Infrastructure experts to take a lead in ensuring that large e-Infrastructures are exploited fully for the purposes of climate change research.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Kostas Glinos, head of the European Commission’s GÉANT and e-Infrastructures Unit, George H. Philander, director of African Centre for Climate and Earth System Science at Princeton University, and Bryan Lawrence, director of Environmental Data Curation at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Registration to the event is free and open until 29 April 2011. Find out more on the conference website.

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