We’re part of a revolution in our ability to monitor, simulate and visualise national infrastructure systems. New data capabilities will provide unprecedented opportunities to innovate, transform infrastructure services and support the transition to a sustainable future.
DAFNI, the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure – is a critical next step in data analysis and discovery. This £8 million investment will provide massive secure data storage, awesome computer power and the next generation in systems visualisation.
DAFNI will provide opportunities for multiple benefits to research, infrastructure, planning and policy communities.
DAFNI was formally launched 6 July 2017, at an event attended by over 90 participants from business, government and academia. Here you can find information about the programme and what was discussed.
Ian Osborne, Head of Complex Systems, KTN, Innovate UK
Scott Thacker, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Introduction to DAFNI
Jim Hall, DAFNI Project Lead, University of Oxford
Erica Yang, Head of Visual Analytics and Imaging Systems, Science & Technology Facilities Council
Stuart Barr, Geospatial Systems Engineering, University of Newcastle
DAFNI applications: quick introductions
David Wallom, University of Oxford
A responsive environment for collaboration.
Alex Wrottesley, Ordnance Survey
An accessible platform for DAFNI.
Stuart Barr, University of Newcastle
Bringing real-time data and integrating BIM in DAFNI.
Nik Lomax, University of Leeds
Customising outputs with DAFNI/SPENSER.
Tom Russell, University of Oxford
Open datasets for rapid assessments.
Simon Blainey, University of Southampton
Enhanced dynamic modelling with DAFNI.
Richard Milton & Michael Batty, University College London
Computational challenges addressed.
Keiron Roberts, University of Southampton
Assisting decision-making at a local level.
Philip Steadman & Paul Ruyssevelt, University College London
Understanding the complexity of buildings/premises.
- Launch event summary (pdf, 310 KB)
- Innovate UK – Infrastructure Systems Ian Osborne, Head of Complex Systems, KTN
- Global opportunities for infrastructure intelligence Scott Thacker (United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS))
Introduction to DAFNI
- Jim Hall DAFNI Project Lead (University of Oxford)
- Erica Yang Head of Visual Analytics and Imaging Systems (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
- Stuart Barr Geospatial Systems Engineering (University of Newcastle)
- How we’re using the benefits of big data David Wallom (University of Oxford)
- Bringing together data and infrastructure systems Alex Wrottesley (Ordnance Survey)
- Integrating Real-Time Data, Infrastructure Analytics and Visualisation Stuart Barr (University of Newcastle)
- Understanding the complexity of population changes Nik Lomax (University of Leeds)
- Visualising infrastructure options in developing countries Tom Russell (University of Oxford)
- Transformations in transport planning Simon Blainey (University of Southampton)
- Major rail developments and their impacts – using QUANT Richard Milton/Michael Batty (University College London)
- How data will help rewind our throwaway culture Keiron Roberts (University of Southampton)
- Better energy use in London’s buildings Philip Steadman, Paul Ruyssevelt (University College London)
Q&A panel session
- James Stewart, KPMG
- Scott Thacker, UNOPS
- Ben Nduva, Ordnance Survey
- Erica Yang, Science & Technology Facilities Council
- David Wallom, University of Oxford
- Stuart Barr, University of Newcastle
- Panel session audience feedback (pdf, 190 KB)