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Big Data for Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials – 2nd Workshop

October 11, 2016 @ 09:00 - 15:00


Location: Brussels Centre

We are pleased to announce the second in a scheduled series of workshops regarding supporting the SC5 domain within the project Big Data Europe (BDE). The aims of this workshop are to present the 1st use-case pilot and to introduce the outline and planning for the 2nd pilot, while encouraging active participation by EC officials, scientists and stakeholders.

The workshop is independently co-located with a conference organised by the EC project Melodies on “Exploiting Open Data”. More information can be found at:


09:00-09:30Arrival to the workshop and welcome


Session 1: Introductions and the 1st BDE SC5 pilot

EC Big Data Policy

Saila Rinne, European Commission


Introduction to the BDE project

Vangelis Karkaletsis, Research Director, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR Demokritos


The initial SC5 pilot, components and rationale

Iraklis Klampanos, Research Associate, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR Demokritos

11:00-11:15Coffee and networking break
 Session 2: Invited Speeches and Background

Data Analytics and Downscaling for Climate Research in a Big Data World: Status and Perspectives

Christian Pagé, Research Engineer and Project Manager, Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS)


Big Data in the Research Life Cycle: Technologies, Infrastructures, Policies

Yannis Ioannidis, President & General Director at ATHENA RIC and Professor at University of Athens


Big Data for Environmental Monitoring, Public Health and Verifiable Risk Assessments – New Technologies with Innovative Handling with Data Gaps

Andreas N. Skouloudis, Principal Scientific Officer, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, EC Joint Research Centre.


The Physics Background of the BDE SC5 Pilot Cases

Spyros Andronopoulos, Research Director, Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety (INRASTES), NCSR Demokritos

12:35-13:30Lunch break
 Session 3: Immediate plans, directions and discussion

SC5 Pilot #2: Plans and the role of Big Data in SC5

Andreas Ikonomopoulos, Senior Researcher, Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety (INRASTES), NCSR Demokritos

14:00-14:45Open discussion, feedback and priorities
14:45-15:00Conclusions and farewell 


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Background information

The 1st SC5 pilot serves as a demonstration of the usefulness and flexibility of the BDE platform and tools in managing large volumes of climatic and weather numerical data. To this end, the pilot focused on the process of dynamical downscaling of climatic and meteorological data, which is an essential first step for any further analysis, assessment or processing in climate and related domains.

The 2nd Pilot will utilise large volumes of weather data to support decision making during hypothetical incidents of release of hazardous substances into the atmosphere. This pilot aims to identify the origin of such releases by making use of historical meteorological data and by forming a large database consisting of pre-computed dispersion data and measurements.

During this workshop, stakeholders will be informed in more detail about the design and aims of the 1st and 2nd use-case pilots and will be kindly asked to join in discussions covering the overall SC5 domain and the role of big data technologies in meeting the challenges identified.


October 11, 2016
09:00 - 15:00
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