"Seegrid will be due for a migration to confluence on the 1st of August. Any update on or after the 1st of August will NOT be migrated"


The Solid Earth and Environment Grid (SEE Grid) is an established National and International Community of Practice actively engaged in the development of open standards for geo- and environmental science interoperability. This includes the development of:
  • Informational models based on XML and designed for community exchange of information
  • Information services based on Web Services technology and supporting both spatial and non-spatial information sources which span organisational boundaries An Information Grid
  • Computational services based on Web Services technology, particularly Globus Toolkit 4 and providing access to HPC facilities as well as other compute services A Compute Grid

The objective of the SEE Grid community is to foster the development of open standards and the adoption of those standards to enable new services, particularly those involving large quantities of information and massive computation, to be readily accessible to Industry and Academia. It involves cooperation between often competing organisations to achieve consensus on the standards so that other organisations are able to build upon the infrastructure.

The previous SEE Grid workshop in 2003 (see http://www.glassearth.com/seegrid.html) was attended by over 175 attendees. The 2005 workshop is intended to go to a wider audience. The community (to date) operates in a relatively informal manner and coordinates activities via a website (www.seegrid.csiro.au) which has in excess of 300 registered subscribers and receives an average of 20000 hits per month. Registered users span Academic, Government and Industry organisations and business interests ranging across data custodians, software vendors, HPC researchers, HPC providers and end users from many different domains in the earth and environment sciences.


See SeeGridIIProgram


The workshop was sponsored by the CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, the Predictive Mineral Discovery Cooperative Research Centre (pmd*CRC) and AusIndustry.


Dr Simon Cox, pmd*CRC and CSIRO (SimonCox) Dr. Joan Esterle, CSIRO (JoanEsterle) Dr Robert Woodcock, pmd*CRC and CSIRO (RobertWoodcock) Dr. Lesley Wyborn, pmd*CRC and Geoscience Australia (LesleyWyborn)
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