Funding for three new eScience projects
NordForsk has announced funding for the development of eScience tools and methods over two phases in the course of 2014. The objective is to develop tools and methods to support research activities taking place in the Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative’s (NeGI) Nordic Centres of Excellence Nordic Information for Action eScience Center (NIASC), Ensemble-based methods for environmental monitoring and prediction (EmblA) and Tools for Investigating Climate Change at High Northern Latitudes (eSTICC)), as well as in other research initiatives in similar areas. On the basis of the scientific assessment carried out by an external referee panel, the following three projects have been granted funding:
- Automated uncertainty quantification for numerical solutions of partial differential equations. Project leader: Marie Rognes, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway, with the participation of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and University of Helsinki, Finland.
- Statistical analysis of climate projections. Project leader: Thordis Thorarinsdottir, Norwegian Computing Center, with the participation of the Danish Meteorological Institute, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, the Technical University of Denmark and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway.
- An open-access generic e-platform for environmental model-building at the river basin scale. Project leader: Thorjørn Larssen, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, with the participation of the UIT The Arctic University of Norway, the Finnish Environment Institute and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
The projects will carry out research on new theories, models, methods, algorithms and software to address problems in the application of computer and data-intensive resources relating to research on climate, the environment and health in particular. There is great potential to be found in the interface between computing resources and research questions in other disciplines, and NordForsk is seeking to open up opportunities for Nordic research with precisely this in mind.
Text: Linn Hoff Jensen