ReSC : Selected Recent Projects : UoR, Dept Of Meteorology

Selected Recent Projects


This is a summary of some of the main recent projects in which the ReSC was involved. Please follow the links to the relevant project pages for more details.

MELODIES: Maximizing the Exploitation of Linked Open Data In Enterprise and Science (2013-2016)

MELODIES developed eight new real-world, applications of environmental Open Data, using cloud computing and Linked Data techniques. The project was led by the ReSC, in collaboration with a consortium of 16 academic and industrial partners from eight different countries across Europe. It was a €6.7M project, supported by the EU FP7 programme.

Project website

CHARMe: Characterization of Metadata for High-Quality Climate Applications and Services (2013-2014)

CHARMe developed Linked Data techniques for collecting and sharing "commentary" information about climate datasets, enabling experiences with climate data to be shared openly between communities. It was an EU FP7 project, led by the University of Reading in collaboration with nine consortium members.

Project website

GeoViQua: QUAlity aware Visualisation for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (2011-2014)

GeoViQua has developed a range of techniques for eliciting, sharing and visualizing information about Earth Observation data quality. The ReSC contributed to the project by developing new standards and tools for visualizing information about data uncertainty.

Project website

MyOcean and MyOcean2 (2009-2014)

MyOcean is a European data infrastruture for sharing ocean monitoring and forecasting data from institutes all over Europe. The ReSC adapted its interactive web-based visualization software to enable all MyOcean datasets to be viewed and explored openly on the web. The MyOcean infrastructure has now transitioned to the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS).

CMEMS website

e-Research South (2008-2013)

e-Research South was an EPSRC-funded consortium of e-Research centres, led by the Oxford e-Research Centre and including Universities of Reading, Southampton and Bournemouth, the STFC e-Science Centre and Brunel University. e-Research South aimed to create a sustainable research platform across participating organisations and their collaborators by applying innovative computing technology to interdisciplinary problems of increasing scale and complexity. The collaborations formed in e-Research South are being continued in initiatives such as the Institute for Environmental Analytics and Digital Research South.

Environmental Virtual Observatory pilot (EVOp) (2011-2012)

EVOp was a two-year, NERC funded proof of concept project to develop new cloud-based applications for accessing, interrogating, modelling and visualising environmental data. By developing local and national scale exemplars, EVOp demonstrated how cloud technologies can make environmental monitoring and decision making more efficient, effective and transparent to the whole community.

The EVO team consisted of 18 scientists from 13 organisations, plus several postdocs. They have a wide range of skills covering IT, modelling, data portals and standards, catchment science, hydrology, hydrogeology, modelling, soils, water quality and decision support tools.

The techniques and tools developed in EVOp continue to be applied in the context of the Institute for Environmental Analytics.