Kick-off meeting PHIDIAS


The PHIDIAS kick-off meeting took place at the CINES premises in Montpellier (France) on 24th and 25th September 2019.

This meeting had several goals, among them:

  • sharing and setting-up the management structure and procedure of the project,
  • drafting an action plan for the first year of the project,
  • discussing scientific and technical challenges of the project and,
  • meeting each others in person.

40 people have participated to the Kick-Off Meeting. They were from Finland, Italy, Netherland, Belgium and France. The 13  members organizations had the opportunity to present and explain their role in PHIDIAS for the next 3 years.



Each of the 7 workpackages were presented by the WP leader: WP1: Management & Overall Coordination; WP2: Computer and storage workflow management; WP3: Technical coordination and Development of the Common System that can handle the full « Earth System » perimeter; WP4: Data area test case 1 – Intelligent screening of large amount of satellite data for detection and identification of anomalous atmospheric composition events; WP5: Data area test case 2 – Big data earth observations: processing on-demand services for environmental monitoring: WP6: Data area test case 3 – Ocean; WP7: Dissemination, Impact and Sustainability path.



On the second day, the participants brainstormed in 2 separate groups in order to initiate the scientific and technical reflections and to start the working tracks: Group 1: inputs / outputs needs? – Group 2: HPC / HPDA / storage needs? During the afternoon, the workpackages collected and listed the next actions to be implemented in the weeks / months / and year to come.

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Dernière modification le : 4 March 2020