Conference Grants

Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and ECI researchers from Inclusiveness Target Countries to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organised by the COST Action.

About Us

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About Us

The BIG SKY EARTH Action aims at boosting the communication within and between astroinformatics and geoinformatics by identifying and clustering relevant common solutions developed within research and industrial environments.

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BigSkyEarth workshop in Novi Sad

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in News, WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, Working Group | Comments Off on BigSkyEarth workshop in Novi Sad

BigSkyEarth workshop in Novi Sad

BigSkyEarth COST Action organizes its third workshop, with the topic “Big Data processing in the forthcoming era of ultra-high resolutions“, in Novi Sad, Serbia, on February 26-27, 2018, at the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad. The workshop participants will discuss the challenges that arise with the expansion of remote sensing market using UAVs and with the expansion of astronomical sky surveys and airborne astronomy. The workshop will be an opportunity to seek project collaborations and discuss funding...

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Call for Conference Grant Applications

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Call for Conference Grant Applications

Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and ECI researchers from Participating ITC to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organised by the COST Action. WHAT IS BIGSKYEARTH? With the current emergence of Terabyte(TB)- and very soon Petabyte(PB)-scale astronomical and Earth observation systems, the traditional approach to basic functions such as data searching, analytics or visualization are becoming increasingly difficult to handle. Simple database queries can result now in data...

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WG3&4 Meeting in Bulgaria: working on joint projects and books

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WG3&4 Meeting in Bulgaria: working on joint projects and books

BigSkyEarth is organizing a Working Group meeting in Kamchia, Bulgaria, on October 12 & 13, 2017. The meeting’s main focus will be the work on joint projects and books and online repository. The meeting is hosted by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Science. The meeting agenda and program The meeting aims and facilitating joint research efforts and work on a book and online repository of training codes and learning material. The working title is “Big Data in Astro-Geo-Informatics:...

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WG1&2 Meeting in Prague: toward joint projects and books

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WG1&2 Meeting in Prague: toward joint projects and books

BigSkyEarth is organizing a Working Group meeting in Prague, on June 30 & July 1, 2017. The meeting combines presentations on astroinformatics advancements and discussions on joint research projects, books and training material. The first day is shared with the Astroinformatics Symposium at EWASS conference, while the second day is mostly focused on work toward possible joint projects and BigSkyEarth research book and repository of training materials. The meeting agenda and program Friday, June 30, 2017: This day is devoted to talks about...

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Call for Short Term Scientific Missions

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Call for Short Term Scientific Missions

This is a call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) within BigSkyEarth COST Action. Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and/or methods not available in their own...

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Apply to the BigSkyEarth Training School 2017: Visualization for large scale analytics

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Apply to the BigSkyEarth Training School 2017: Visualization for large scale analytics

BigSkyEarth is organizing a Training School on “Visualization for large scale analytics” to be held at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, on April 3-8, 2017. A diverse set of key practitioners from the astronomy, the Earth observation and the computer science domains will be participating in the School, contributing the perspectives of both the academic and the industrial sector. Grants will be made available by the Action for a number of students. The objective of COST Action TD1403 BigSkyEarth is to bridge gaps in...

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BigSkyEarth Workshop in Sopron

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BigSkyEarth Workshop in Sopron

BigSkyEarth COST Action organizes its second workshop, with the topic “Big Data processing and management concepts for new platforms“, in Sopron, Hungary, on February 23-24, 2017. The workshop participants will discuss the future of Big Data platforms in Earth Observations and astronomy, suggest how to expand their work into larger collaborations and seek potential research partners among the workshop participants (if you wonder, here is why your company should join BigSkyEarth) Workshop Description If we look at future...

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GalaxyFlyer – an interactive visualisation of a billion of particles

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GalaxyFlyer – an interactive visualisation of a billion of particles

GalaxyFlyer is cross-platform software to render real-time visualisations of arbitrary simulations with up to 109 particles (stars, gas, dark matter or other data representable by particles). The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) has been very active in developing fast interactive visualisation of point particles in galaxy simulations with properties of the points encoding information such as ages or chemistry of stars, gas temperature, dark matter density etc. GalaxyFlyer is a collaboration betwen UCLAN Games Development group and the...

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Building collaborations – report from the BigSkyEarth meeting in Helsinki

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Building collaborations – report from the BigSkyEarth meeting in Helsinki

The main topic of the BigSkyEarth meeting in Helsinki on 10-11 October, 2016, at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and co-organized by the University of Helsinki, Department of Physics,  was preparation of the ITN proposals and how to boost collaborative work within BigSkyEarth network. The meeting was a success as three trans-disciplinary collaborative groups emerged working on joint proposals: Hyperspectral Imaging; Engaging Mobile Data to Strengthen Disaster Resilience in Europe; Meteor Atmospheric Plasma Light Emission Each group...

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Presentations from the BigSkyEarth conference

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Presentations from the BigSkyEarth conference

The BigSkyEarth conference in Sorrento, Italy, addressed the question of how to train a new generation of astronomy and Earth observation scientists in the age of interdisciplinarity driven by big data. Modern data-intensive research requires natural science students trained in software engineering, algorithms, and data mining, data management and visualization. These trends challenge the current paradigm of what constitutes education in astronomy or Earth observation. Big data trends in modern astronomy and Earth observation make those...

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