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Name of Collaboratory :


Collaborative E-Science for Spatial Decision-Making in Distributed Environments (CESDEMIDE)


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Collaboratory Status :

Completed   Start Date : 2005 End Date : 2006 Info Last Updated : Wed, Dec 8 2010 11:01pm PST

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Community Infrastructure Development  

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Domain(s) :

EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, AND OCEAN SCIENCES >Other Environmental Sciences >Environmental Science
MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCES >Computer Science >Information Science and Systems

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


This project aimed to be the first eScience initiative on developing and testing a distributed computational infrastructure for supporting spatial decision making within an international natural resource management context. The research was to be carried out through the production and presentation of a problem based course and will use distinctive social science methodologies for investigating the evolution and impact of the project. The research method is based on Soft Systems approaches for information systems development, regarded as one of the few more effective approaches to emphasise the social component of information systems development. The project aimed to deliver enhanced grid-based open source software tools, open source e-Science capacity building resources, a human-centred understanding of the application of e-Science tools, and undertake a range of dissemination activities aimed at supporting ESRC’s eSocial Science strategy.

This project appears to be a failure. There is no information on it besides what is represented here.


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Funding Agency or Sponsor :

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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Open University
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University of London
   Royal Holloway College
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