date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 22:07:32 +0100
from: "Dr. Steve Dorling" <s.dorlingatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: e-science meeting post-mortem
to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk
Karen, Trevor, Mike
a short summary following the NERC 'e-science' Town meeting on friday
(expect Dave V and Clare G will report back to CRU).
1. Successful bids are likely to be made by large consortia (first call now
anticipated in May 2001) - key groups UKMO, SOC, Reading ESSC, CEH, BADC,
CCLRC, BAS. Likely 7million will be spent on 3-4 projects.
2. Programme probably won't pay for infra-structure but much disquiet about
this and NERC/EPSRC may have to review - looks like most institutions
allocated SRIF to buildings, not to network/hardware.
3. 60-70 people there - looks pretty competitive
4. Am trying to find out what budget ESRC have for this programme -
ENV/Tyndall may stand more chance through ESRC (AAL interested) although
the ESRC budget almost cetainly lower. Visualisation should be within
scope. Nothing obvious about e-science on the ESRC website.
5. Myles Allan was there trying to dominate proceedings with his idea for
an ensemble of model runs running on home PCs (climateprediction.com)
6. The SYS 'Synchronised Environmental Monitoring' approach might be
appropriate - no mention actually made at the meeting of 'new measurements'
but an oversight I think.
7. Couple of existing projects held up as exemplars (PRISM and DataGrid -
both EU I think)
The NERC Consortium Bid I'm involved with may also be submitted (modified)
within the e-science programme.