Harnessing the power of the internet for environmental research
The internet and other information technologies are revolutionising the way researchers work. They enable scientists to participate in global collaborations and have changed the way researchers access and use computing power, extremely large sets of data and experimental facilities.
The research community, driven by the UK's research councils, has developed new collaborative tools that are breaking down the barriers between institutions. These tools are contributing to new and better science on a global scale.
This new way of working is referred to as e-Science.
This publication outlines the main achievements from the £14·2m programme between 2001 and 2009.