Data Intensive Research in Exeter

Just a quick post to mention that today I’m part of a delegation from the Cardiff Data Innovation Research Institute at a workshop on Data-Intensive Research at the University of Exeter, qhich covers a number of themes broadly related to the Environment and Sustainability. This is one of a quartet of such meetings, one at each institution in the GW4 Alliance (i.e. Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and Exeter).

The train journey to Exeter from Cardiff (via Bristol Temple Meads) was pleasant in the sunshine, although I did set out rather early (7am departure from Cardiff Central). We’re actually in the Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, a very nice modern building on the University’s attractive campus.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to the meeting, because it’s a chance to find out quite a lot more about the work going on relating to weather and climate which benefits from the presence of the Met Office nearby – it relocated to Exeter from Bracknell in 2003. But that’s just a part of a very wide range of research, so it should be an interesting day.

Well, it proved to be an interesting day of talks and networking opportunities. Now I’m on my way back to Cardiff.

Goodbye, Exeter, and thanks for hosting us so nicely! 

8 Responses to “Data Intensive Research in Exeter”

  1. Tim Harries Says:

    You should pop across the road to Astrophysics – we’re in the lovely Basil Spence designed tower opposite Arabic and Islamic studies!

  2. Tim Harries Says:

    No, don’t think there are astro staff at your meeting, but you’d be very welcome. Any no, I’m the infamous astronomer as opposed to the famous bassist.

    • telescoper Says:

      I’m glad we managed to meet up, even if it was only brief!

    • “Related to the famous bassist, or even the very man?”

      “I’m the infamous astronomer as opposed to the famous bassist.”

      Of course, one can be both musician and astronomer. Brian May is probably the most prominent such person, but I’m sure that many astronomers are also amateur or even professional musicians (I know several) and though there are probably few professional astronomers among professional musicians, there are/were amateur astronomers, such as John Denver.

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