Updated maps are an integral part of emergency response planning in humanitarian disasters, but in many areas of the developing world accurate maps simply don’t exist. This is true of the areas hit by Cyclone Idai: one of the worst humanitarian crises in Mozambique’s recent history.
Opening access to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) substantial body of research will foster development and empowerment, and not only personal advancement for individual researchers. But there are watchpoints, participants heard at the opening of UCT Libraries’ Open Data Day 2019 on 2 March.
Digital technologies have created new media for fine art, believes Warren Marais, a Michaelis School of Fine Art graduate who used the eResearch Oculus Rift to create a virtual reality short film for his final project.
The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School and Research Data Science Advanced Workshops will run for their fourth and third year respectively at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
The nature of science is changing from a closed system to an open and sharing one. It affects virtually all components of doing science and research and shifts in particular the focus from publishing as fast as possible to sharing knowledge as early as possible.
UCT is home to a myriad research facilities and resources that provide not only instruments and equipment but also specialised support. These resources are expensive to buy and maintain, and often not used to optimal capacity or duplicated across the university.
In 2019 the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Digital Humanities conference will take place from 9-12 July in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In the week before Digital Humanities Conference 2019 (DH2019).
Greater collaboration around research data – particularly data visualisation – between UCT and Colgate University in New York is on the cards after an exploratory visit by Associate Professor Josh Finnell, head of research and instruction at the Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology, Colgate University in November this year.
Big data is changing the face of research. Fields like astronomy and bioinformatics are leading the way in the management of enormous data sets containing some of the secrets of the universe and our DNA.