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Issue 154: iSGTW 9 December 2009

Observing oceans online

Although the Earth is mostly water, scientists know relatively little about the ocean floor. But with the creation of ocean observatories such as NEPTUNE Canada, all that could change.

Until recently, scientists had to use cruise ships, satellites, and temporary probes to study the world’s oceans. This allowed them to take occasional snapshots of the ocean for later study.

Ocean observatories are made up of more permanent installations of instruments directly on the ocean floor, along the coast, or attached to buoys. These installations record data around the clock, making it possible to view live data and remotely adjust instrumentation according to the live data.

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Biology group issues challenge to computing

What is true of architecture is true of chemistry and structural biology as well: a molecule’s function — how it behaves, and what it causes to be produced — can be deduced by its form.

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Case study: The GeoChronos web portal

Learn about some of the options for creating a scientific gateway, or web portal, by reading about GeoChronos, a portal for Earth observation scientists that is still under development.

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Word of the week


To someone in the computing world, "transparent" can have a lot of meanings. Which do you mean today?

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Image of the week

Supercomputing 2009 exhibition floor

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PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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