Presentation on theme: "European Commission - DG INFSO"— Presentation transcript:
1 European Commission - DG INFSO The e-VLBI Effelsberg Inauguration:European Commission perspectiveEffelsberg, 19 November 2008Jean-Luc DorelEuropean Commission - DG INFSO"The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission"
2 a new vision for Science a new vision for Science Global & complex challenges with high societal impactData deluge… born digital material… virtual-labsCross-disciplinaritySpread of skills and competencesempiricalexperimentaltheoreticalcomputational sciencee-ScienceGlobal Virtual Research Communities
3 GÉANT: connecting Europe GÉANT: connecting Europe Pan-European coverage (40+ countries /4000 institutions / 30+ million students)Hybrid architecture:connectivity at 10 Gb/s (aggregated traffic)dark fiber wavelengths (demanding communities)NREN aggregatorGlobal reachGEANT3
4 a staged approach a staged approach Innovating the scientific process:global virtual research communitiesAccessing knowledge:scientific dataDesigning future facilities:novel e-InfrastructuresSharing the best resources:e-Science gridLinking the ideas at the speed of the light:GÉANT
6 policy debate policy debate ESFRI: European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructurese-IRG: e-Infrastructures Reflection GroupENPG: European Network Policy GroupCouncil of European Union: research infrastructures, scientific data, regional dimensionERA (European Research Area) green bookCommunications to the Council and Parliament: scientific data, ICT infrastructures for Science
7 conclusions conclusions e-Infrastructures implement a key EU policy and strategy.Each project has a dual role: to reach its own objectives, to ensure the advancement of e-Infrastructures. The nature of infrastructure highlights this second objective. The value of a project is directly proportional to its ability to establish synergies within the domain.EXPReS and e-VLBI is part of this strategy by both advancing the radio-astronomy towards new ways of doing science as well as a promoting the usage of e-infrastructure