As you know from previous blog entries the Dyfi Virtual Observatory (DVO) is a similar project to IGIBS and is also based at Aberystwyth. I had a meeting with Nicola from the DVO yesterday and we agreed to help each other out with data sets where possible. I thought it would be good to give a little more detail on their project so you can see how it compliments IGIBS.
The DVO is aiming to provide anyone, with an interest in the Dyfi catchment area, with a resource to process spatial data for a range of uses. Their plan is to be holders of data sets that can then be analysed and the results used privately or publicly. To achieve this and to add processing power it is planned to make use of Cloud Computing. One example they are working on is flood risk calculation, which has obvious overlap with the kinds of data IGIBS is looking at.
The focus of the project is more socioeconomic than IGIBS but nevertheless any extra data sets that we gain access to, that are tailored to the Dyfi area, will be of benefit to IGIBS and the end users here at IGES.
Thee `DVO web site is immenent but in the mean time you can see some impresive photos of the Dyfi area on their photostream at flicker