DAFNI launch

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 launch

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.

Keynote speakers

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.