UNRESP project starts with meetings in Nicaragua

The UNRESP project UNRESP site is https://unresp.wordpress.com/ has started preparations with INETER (http://www.ineter.gob.ni/)in Nicaragua. Project leader Evgenia Ilyinskaya has organised the event.

CEMAC technical specialists will provide effort for installing the dispersion model (currently CALPUFF) and the processing of data acquired from field SO2, SO4 sensors and provide an interface for viewing the concentrations overlaid on geographical map.

The project is 50% FTE CEMAC time, from February 2018 to February 2019.

My first clear view of masaya volcano. Expect better shots to follow

British Library Web Archiving Visit

The British Library UK Web Archive team (https://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/) is developing a strategy for archiving project websites from Higher Education Institutions. Staff from the Web Archive would like to learn more about University of Leeds requirements in this area. We are hosting a meeting on Level 13 of the Edward Boyle Library (Mon 30th October, 11.00-1.30pm) and would like to make sure that several academic disciplines are represented in the discussion. The meeting with be an opportunity to learn about what the UK Web Archive (run as part of the British Library) can offer, to discuss whether researchers would like to archive websites and, if so, how this can be made an easy process. The discussion will cover technical aspects of web archiving, IPR considerations and website lifecycle – what should happen at website set up and what happens if a website is ‘retired’. The UK Web Archive is interested in good practice for new websites but also how to approach our legacy websites at the University of Leeds. It would be great if you were able to join us to share your own views and questions about web archiving. If you’re not free, do you have colleagues who might be interested?

Please register on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-web-archive-workshop-tickets-38779435335
Lunch will be provided.

Research Council UK Global Challenge Research Fund Regional Events, Leeds and Manchester 2017

Reported on N8 recently:

The Leeds event on the 19th September 2017 will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel and the whole day event will cover detailed information on GCRF and ODA compliance and it will also include a networking lunch. Speakers from RCUK will be available for questions on the day and experienced GCRF project leads will present learning points and challenges. The event provides a great opportunity to discuss projects currently under development and also to start collaborations for the next round of calls.

Here is the N8HPC news item:

Link to event ticketing (Can be found also on above link):
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Software Sustainability Institute Collaborations Workshop – Hosted here at Leeds!

From March 27th to 29th 2017, the Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop 2017 (CW17) will be here at the University of Leeds.


The workshop is now open for registration at bit.ly/RegisterCW17. It will focus on hot topics, sharing of best practice and tools and approaches in research software.

This year’s topic is Internet of Things (IoT) and Open Data: implications for research.

CW17 is an ‘unconference’ event, which means that you get to control the direction of the workshop by voting for the topics we discuss. The
workshop’s themes will run through the schedule. They will be discussed in keynotes, lightning talks, and demos, and debated during discussion

Read the SSI blog post for more reasons why you should attend CW17 (bit.ly/2fYEnzI).

We look forward to seeing you there!

We would greatly appreciate if you forwarded this email to all your relevant contacts.

Thank you very much in advance.

Martin Callaghan, ARC, Leeds.

Research Software Engineers

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More details of the First Conference of Research Software Engineers, 15-16 September, can be found on the website.

A growing number of people in academia combine expertise in programming with an intricate understanding of research. Although this combination of skills is extremely valuable, these people lack a formal place in the academic system. This means there is no easy way to recognise their contribution, to reward them, or to represent their views.

Met Office representatives attending CEMAC Launch Event

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The School of Earth & Environment has had a long relationship with the Met Office. Many PhD students within different research groups use the Unified Model (UM) codes to perform weather/climate simulations. Representatives from the Met Office will be attending the Launch Event to strengthen and form new ties with them in different areas. CEMAC is looking to hire a dedicated UM support person to help support the use of the model with the school, to allow the most up-to-date and high resolutions versions of the model to be utilised.