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Official DAFNI (Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure) launch event

Bridging the physical divide with digital - DAFNI’s official online launch event

The Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI) is recognised as a world leader in infrastructure system research. DAFNI is based in Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell, Oxfordshire. Using advanced computing, DAFNI provides world leading infrastructure systems research capabilities to collate infrastructure data from multiple sources, map and model it, and use advanced visualisations to demonstrate and explore scenarios.

DAFNI is funded by an £8 million investment from the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) in 2017.

Morning session (9-1130am), speakers include:

  • Welcome and introduction: Professor Jim Hall, chair of the DAFNI governance board, University of Oxford
  • Meeting the UK’s infrastructure investment agenda: Prof. Gordon Masterton, UKCRIC Deputy Convenor and Chair of Future Infrastructure, Centre for Future Infrastructure
  • Introduction to DAFNI: Dr Brian Matthews, DAFNI project lead.
  • Demo of DAFNI – modelling; data discovery & visualisation services: Rose Dickinson, Tom Gowland
  • Panel session

Afternoon session (1300-1600pm), speakers include:

  • Hear about DAFNI use-cases, including: OpenClim, Data Ontology & Data Discovery Services, Digital Twins and Urban Observatories; Greening Finance Centre…

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Date: July 5, 2021
Start: 9:00 am