Monthly Archives: June 2010

When scientific models fail

Typed and scraped into Arcturus From what I see so far Climate Change Research involves a lot of analysis of data sets. I don't what the ratio of actual measurement to analysis is. I don't know how often models are … Continue reading

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Open Data: Climate Change research and Chemoinformatics

Typed into Arcturus The more that I read about Climate Change Research the more I find similarities with one of the domains in which I might be called an "expert" – Chem[o]info[r]matics (the o/r are often elided). I'm on the … Continue reading

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AMI: Can you help us build a virtual chemistry laboratory in Second Life?

Typed into Arcturus We have a JISC-funded project, AMI, under the Virtual Research Environment Rapid Innovation scheme and we are getting into full swing. The idea of the project is to create an "intelligent fume cupboard" [fume hood] where the … Continue reading

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Open Data: My apologia

Typed into Arcturus My blog on the RI meeting has been blogged at http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2010/6/15/murray-rust-on-pearce.html?currentPage=2#comments which is factual and fair. I should make it clear that I am not putting anyone on a spectrum ("sceptics", "nice guys", "cheats") etc. I went … Continue reading

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Open: Challenging Priesthoods

Dictated and Scraped into Arcturus There have been a number of useful comments on my blog posts relating to open data in climate science. I'm conscious that I am walking into an area that I know little about and will … Continue reading

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Open Data is necessary but not sufficient

Dictated and Scraped into Arcturus John Wilbanks is Director of Science Commons and a co-author of the Panton Principles. He has responded to my concerns about access to climate change data, with the observation that Open data is not the … Continue reading

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The Open Geospatial Consortium

Typed and Scraped into Arcturus When I started to blog and mail about Climate Change/Research I knew I was blundering into areas that I knew little about and that I would discover a great deal of previous and current activity. … Continue reading

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Open Climate Data: I cannot find the Spectrum of Carbon Dioxide without violating Copyright

Typed and Scraped into Arcturus Here's an excellent example of the issues in Open Data. A simple, important, question from David Jones (who is involved in climate research infrastructure). It's in response to my last post on Open data in … Continue reading

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Open Data in Climate Research?

Dictated and Scraped into Arcturus Yesterday evening I went to a discussion at the Royal Institution. I'll first give the abstract of the occasion and then my motivation and conclusions. Please read what I write very carefully, because I am … Continue reading

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Data-intensive Science: The JISC I2S2 project.

Typed into Arcturus I'm in Bath for a JISC meeting – the I2S2 meeting. All JISC meetings have acronyms – I2S2 stands for Infrastructure for Integration in Structural Sciences and involves a number of experimentalists in finding the structure of … Continue reading

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