Visionair calls for the creation of a European infrastructure for high level visualisation facilities that will be open to research communities across Europe and around the world. By integrating existing facilities, Visionair will create a world-class research infrastructure for conducting state-of-the-art research, thus significantly enhancing the attractiveness and visibility of the European Research Area (ERA). )
Visionair project has already been approved by the European Commission. The project should start in February 2011 under the condition of the final signature.
The Visionair project goals :
Current scientific challenges concern issues such as climate evolution, environmental risks, molecular biology, health, and energy. These issues require the management of increasingly complex and voluminous information, thus calling for the development of ever more powerful visualisation methods and tools.
Visionair type of services and target groups :
The Visionair partners propose to build a common infrastructure that will grant researchers access to high level visualisation facilities and resources. Both physical access and virtual services will be provided by the infrastructure. Full access to visualization-dedicated software will be organised, while physical access to high level platforms will be partially accessible (about 20% of global usage) to other scientists, free of charge, based on the excellence of the project submitted. Indeed, researchers from Europe and around the world will be welcome to carry out their research projects using the visualisation facilities provided by the infrastructure.