The way science is done is changing radically before our eyes. Advanced methods and databases for gathering and storing scientific information, known as cyberinfrasrtuctures contain much more data than we are currently able to analyze. It is believed that the next leaps in scientific understanding may come from “mining” these databases using new tools that will be developed in order to make sense of this vastly complex and growing universe of data.
NYSCI and scientists from Indiana University, Yale University and Los Alamos National Laboratory teamed up with panels of science and education experts to help the National Science Foundation identify funding priorities for developing new programs for knowledge management and visualization tools in support of discovery for these cyberinfrastructures.
Through workshops at the National Science Foundation and The New York Hall of Science, participants envisioned what this kind of “eScience” would look like over the next decade and what we need to do now to make it happen, as well as how we will need to educate a populace to develop and use these tools.
To learn more about this project please go to the “NSF Workshop on Knowledge Management and Visualization Tools in Support of Discovery” Website. You can also download the final report here.
The NSF Workshop on Knowledge Management and Visualization Tools in Support of Discovery and the final report were funded by The National Science Foundation's Division of Information & Intelligent Systems.