e-Infrastructure


 

 

 

EU-New Zealand data and e-research infrastructure workshop

 

Background
 
Following the decision to postpone the proposed NZ-EU JSTCC meeting in June 2012 the EU-NZ Research Infrastructure Workshop, proposed to have taken place within the framework of that meeting, has been refocused to provide for an informal science-based workshop to discuss specific data and e-research infrastructure projects between the European Commission and New Zealand researchers.
 
Cooperation at the project level in the area of specific research infrastructures is strong between the EU and NZ. Areas of cooperation include bio-medical research (Virtual Physiological Human – VPH), scientific repositories (4D4LIFE Distributed Dynamic Diversity Databases for Life), and scientific resource sharing via Grids (European Grid Infrastructure – EGI).
 
New Zealand has also established a national research network and, more recently in 2011, a national computing infrastructure.
 
This workshop provides the opportunity for a dialogue between research communities in Europe and New Zealand in areas of mutual strength and to build an understanding of network and e-research infrastructure needs to support those specific project areas that have been identified for discussion.
 
The New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation looks forward to a broader policy discussion next year on the thematic area of research infrastructures once the new Ministry's mandate, objectives and strategy are established.
 
Objectives
The EU - New Zealand joint data and e-research infrastructure workshop has the following objectives:
 
· to provide an opportunity for dialogue between research communities in New Zealand and Europe in areas of mutual strength (e.g. Biomedical and Environment & Earth System Modelling)
· to build an understanding of network and e-research (computing) infrastructure needs of EU and New Zealand Biomedical and Environment & Earth System Modelling research communities.
· to identify areas for collaboration through existing research capability in New Zealand and Europe in the above areas.
 
 
 
Participants
 

New Zealand :

Steve Cotter - REANNZ
Karla Falloon - New Zealand Mission to the EU
Robert Gibb - Landcare Research
Peter Hunter - Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Nick Jones - NZ eScience Infrastructure

Europe :

Bernard de Bono - RICORDO
Pierre Bruyere – BELNET, TERENA
Florian Berberich – FZ Jülich
Damien Lecarpentier – CSC
Daniel Mallmann – FZ Jülich
Can Özturan - Bogazici University

David West – DANTE

European Commission :

GEANT & e-Infrastructures, Information Society and Media

Jean-Luc Dorel
Carlos Morais Pires
Pekka Karp
Aniyan Varghese

Athina Zampara

Research Infrastructures, Research & Innovation

Bernhard Fabianek
Philippe Froissard
Brigitte Sambain
Lorenza Saracco
Agnès Robin
 
 
 
 
 

 
07 June 2012
10:00
Opening and Introductions
Pekka Karp , Deputy Head of Unit, GÉANT & e-Infrastructures, Information Society and Media
Philippe Froissard , Deputy Head of Unit, Research Infrastructures, Research & Innovation
Karla Falloon , Counsellor (Science and Innovation), New Zealand Mission to the EU
10:30
Research Infrastructures in Europe and beyond
Bernhard Fabianek , Research Infrastructures, Research & Innovation
10:45 Update on development of national computing infrastructure in New Zealand
Nick Jones , Director, NZ eScience Infrastructure
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15
Bio-Medical Research Infrastructures
Bernard de Bono , RICORDO
Athina Zampara , GÉANT & e-Infrastructures, Information Society and Media
Lorenza Saracco , Research Infrastructures, Research & Innovation
Peter Hunter , VPH, Director Auckland Bioengineering Institute
12:45
Lunch Break

13:45

Environment and Earth System Modelling
Robert Gibb , Landcare Research
Carlos Morais Pires , GÉANT & e-Infrastructures, Information Society and Media
Can Özturan , Bogazici University
Agnès Robin , Research Infrastructures, Research & Innovation
15:00 Research Networking
Pierre Bruyere , Director BELNET, TERENA Chairman
David West , DANTE
Steve Cotter , CEO REANNZ
16:00 Break
16:30 Computing and Data
Nick Jones , Director, NZ eScience Infrastructure
Florian Berberich , PRACE
Damien Lecarpentier , EUDAT & iCORDI
17:45
Closing
18:00
Cocktails

 



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