Harnessing computer power for environmental science.
e-Science is research made possible through modern distributed computer power.
Scientists working in collaboration may be dispersed throughout the country or the world, but can work together on large data sets, using terrascale computing resources and sharing computer-based research tools.
The internet and the grid are the main infrastructures supporting this. The grid, named by analogy with national power grids, connects regional and national computer networks (or individual grids) and should eventually create a universally available source of computing power. Researchers believe that consistent and inexpensive access to high-powered computing facilities, databases, sensors (and collaborating colleagues) will transform science and human society, much as mainframe and personal computers have done. More about the e-Science programme
26 Oct 2010
Following the published report of the RCUK review of e-Science, the research councils and JISC have produced a joint RCUK e-Science action plan in response to the panel's recommendations. RCUK e-Science Action Plan
3 Jun 2010
Following the completion of the e-Science International Review the report of the RCUK Review of e-Science has now been published. Report of the e-Science International Review