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1 The Reading e-Science Centre Jon Blower Reading e-Science Centre Environmental Systems Science Centre University of Reading United Kingdom

2 Background Formed in Nov 2003 as Centre of Excellence for environmental e-Science –Joint venture between ESSC and School of Systems Engineering –50% NERC, 50% EPSRC funding hence joint mission to promote e-Science in environmental sciences and locally at Reading Since Nov 2005, 100% NERC funded –Hence must focus on NERC activities –Although still active locally

3 Key activities Produce software tools for environmental e-Science –Mapping server and interactive website –Secure environmental data server –Linking of NERC clusters at ESSC, Proudman Oceanographic Labs and British Antarctic Survey Engage with industry and govt agencies –Strong links with British Maritime Technology and Met Office –Research Fellow sponsored by Schlumberger Encourage uptake of Web Service standards in the community –For greater interoperability Encourage development and use of local e-Science infrastructure –E.g. Campus Grid –ESSC are key users of current Grid (Kevin Hodges)

4 Using the Campus Grid: example from ESSC TRACK program identifies and tracks storms in numerical model output –Identifies pressure lows and vorticity highs Use Condor to run TRACK over very large numbers of datasets –Datasets are downloaded from the Internet on-demand Then produce statistics and diagnostics using the results –Tells us about the predictability of storms –Also how storms respond to climate change Bengtsson et al, 2006 Storm tracks and climate change (Journal of Climate) Lizzie Froude, Kevin Hodges, Lennart Bengtsson

5 Access Grid at ESSC Internet-based videoconferencing using multicast Uses InSORS software Enables distributed meetings between multiple participants Can share powerpoint slides and other apps Free to use! – us to book


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