We are delighted to invite you to our 2022 conference on the 5th July at the University of Manchester.
This one day conference highlights work on environmental research which involves DAFNI and showcases our involvement in digital twins. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from speakers as well as hear from our research community on the value that DAFNI is providing.
- Professor Jim Hall, new Commissioner for the National Infrastructure Commission
- Jonny Wilson, The Environment Agency
- Mark Enzer, OBE, Centre for Digital Built Britain
- Professor Robert Nicholls, Director of the Tyndall Centre.
- Professor Richard Kingston, PI for NERC’s Digital Infrastructure Hub
Our speakers will also include representatives from UKCRIC, OpenCLIM, UCL, the Pyramid Project, University of Cambridge, Scientific Computing Department, STFC, and will cover digital-twin research themed projects such as CReDO climate resilience, energy modelling, and shipping digital twins.
We welcome participation from people in industry, government and research who have an interest in climate analysis, digital twin modelling, simulation, visualisation and data analytics.
The event will showcase the capabilities that DAFNI’s Platform has to offer, and inspire you to use it to revolutionise your infrastructure research and modelling.
- Book now for the DAFNI Conference 2022: Environmental Impacts
- Present a poster at the DAFNI Conference
- Exhibit at the DAFNI Conference
- News from our central team:
> Include DAFNI in your research proposal
> The CReDo Digital Twin Climate Resilience Demonstrator
> University of Southampton immersive virtual reality with the DAFNI hardware fund
- DAFNI technical training dates
- Apply for a DAFNI account
- UKCRIC conference
- ISNGI conference
- Constructing a Digital Environment conference
- Opportunities in the infrastructure community
Tuesday 5 July 2022
· Networking during breakfast and coffee breaks
· Deeper conversations with colleagues old and new during lunch
· Opportunity to meet the DAFNI team and the Executive
· See the DAFNI platform in action at our Exhibition stand
· Find out about the latest research projects that DAFNI is involved in
· Engage with our exhibitors during the break times.
Present at the DAFNI Conference
Researchers developing their research on the DAFNI Platform are invited to apply to give a Poster Presentation.
If you’re interested in presenting a poster, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Exhibit at the DAFNI Conference
We have a small number of exhibition spaces.
If you would like to find out more and request a space, please contact Marion Samler, DAFNI Partnership Manager.
News from our central team
Calling all researchers who are submitting a proposal to Research Councils
DAFNI has been added to the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) grant submission system and you will see us listed as a new facility which can be added to your grant proposal.
If your grant application requires novel workflows or you have particular requirements we would advise a conversation prior to submission. This is so we can advise accordingly. Look forward to joining your proposals.
The CReDO Digital Twin Climate Resilience Demonstrator
The University of Southampton: immersive virtual reality
Simon Blainey explains, “Displaying those scenarios in the VR cave allows people to interact with those simulations, to try and navigate the specific awkward situations, and gauge how people would respond in various scenarios.”
Ben Waterson adds, “Our next project is focused on pure visualisation and will use a large touch-sensitive table with multi-point control, also funded by the DAFNI hardware monies. Rather than having a keyboard or mouse we will have a giant map on the table for people to interact with it and the information will appear on the walls of the VR cave”.
DAFNI technical training
A great opportunity to get up to speed quickly on DAFNI and to ask our technical experts your burning questions. Our regular technical training events on DAFNI are available to book via Eventbrite.
- 20th July 2022
- 7th September 2022
- 2nd November 2022
Apply for a DAFNI account
To request your account, please go to the DAFNI website and complete the short questionnaire
UKCRIC is ‘open for business’
ISNGI 2022 provides a platform for infrastructure systems research and practice, especially for transdisciplinary research which seeks to conceptualize, enact and model an integrative approach and make a system-of-systems view to infrastructure operational. ISNGI 2022 invites contributions from leading academics, industry leaders and government representatives.
“Constructing a Digital Environment” Conference
This event brings together the UKRI & NERC research community in highlighting the increasing role of digital technologies in environmental research, spotlighting outcomes from the Digital Environment Demonstrators, exploring methods and tools for assessing, analysing, monitoring and forecasting the state of the natural environment at higher spatial and temporal resolutions than previously possible, as well as the activities of the Digital Environment Expert Network.
Keynote speakers include Dr. David Green, Program manager for NASA’s Earth Science Applied Sciences Wildfires program area.
The conference seeks to:
💡Spark new collaborations, new ideas and innovative approaches in utilising technology and digital resources in environmental research
It will spotlight activities, interlinking technologies and advances in environmental understanding across the following themes:
💡Analytical tools & data management for environmental science
💡Data digitisation, rescue, & re-purposing for environmental decision making;
💡Sensing the Environment
💡Law and Ethics in the Digital Environment