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Data and Sensing in Extreme Environments

When Sep 07, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Room 155B Cavendish Laboratory
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Remote and extreme environments present new challenges for scientific data acquisition, processing and transfer. From extremely cold and remote locations in the Antarctic to novel geotechnical sensing technologies and the Big Data challenge of the Square Kilometre Array, which will operate from remote desert locations, scientists share challenges of accessibility, physical conditions, power supply and networking.

This joint workshop between the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey will bring together researchers, developers and engineers addressing complementary challenges in data acquisition, transfer and processing, to share knowledge, develop new connections and collaborations, and experience hands-on demonstrations of state of the art data acquisition and processing technology.

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09:00 Welcome and registration
09:30 Data and sensing in extreme environments - the polar perspective Mike Rose, British Antarctic Survey
10:00 The Square Kilometre Array - Addressing a Big Data challenge in a desert environment Paul Alexander, Department of Physics
10:30 Big data in infrastructure monitoring Krishna Kumar, Department of Engineering
11:00 Break
11:15 Designing a large phased array for remote deployment Andrew Faulkner, Department of Physics
11:45 Polar View - Delivering operational sea ice information for the polar regions Andrew Fleming, British Antarctic Survey
12:15 BAS Operational Data Management Paul Breen, British Antarctic Survey
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Close



If you wish to reserve exhibition space for hardware or demonstrations, please contact with a list of your requirements (space, number of tables, any power requirements). 

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