DAFNI’s Official Launch: Bridging the physical divide with digital

Jun 16, 2021

“Following 4 years of intensive development, we are excited to have this opportunity to formally release the production version of the DAFNI platform and invite all to really start to use the DAFNI platform. This event will provide an opportunity to hear from keynotes and lead researchers who have been involved in DAFNI’s development roadmap and hear first-hand from project leads who are already developing their research on the DAFNI platform. This will be the key event in this year’s calendar for DAFNI, and we look forward to welcoming you there”.
Dr Brian Matthews, DAFNI Project Lead
5 July: DAFNI Official Launch and showcase

8 July: Academic Use Cases and introduction to using DAFNI

Location:  Zoom Virtual event


On behalf of the DAFNI’s Executive, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our main event for 2021, which will be a two day event and will not only formally launch the DAFNI platform, but provide the opportunity to share some of the impacts DAFNI is already having in research.  This two day event is will held on Monday, 5th July and Thursday, 8th July, both occasions it will be virtual and using zoom.  We are delighted to announce the following Keynote speakers for our event:

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, UKRI Chief Executive

Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation at the Committee on Climate Change

Professor Robert Nicholls, Director of the Tyndall Centre, and University of East Anglia and Lead for the Open Climate Framework Project (OpenClim)

Professor David Wallom, University of Oxford  and a flagship lead for the new UK Centre for Green Finance and Investment (CGFI)

…..and this is naming just a few of the keynotes speakers you will be able to hear from during the two days and learn more about the role they see DAFNI having in the future of research.

We welcome participation from people in industry, government and research who have an interest in modelling, simulation, visualisation and data analysis.  We will be showcasing the capabilities that DAFNI Platform has to offer to help revolutionise infrastructure research, business and planning nationwide and beyond. It is hoped that this will event will provide the opportunity to engage with the wider community and invite further involvement with DAFNI.


Academic Use Case and DAFNI Training, 8 July 2021

On the second day of the conference, you are invited to hear from our Champions and learn more about the use cases they have developed and implemented on DAFNI.

We are also taking this opportunity to provide training on how use and access DAFNI.  Details of training modules for which you will be able to sign up for before the day will be released on our website.

You can follow the developments within DAFNI at as well as signing up to our news updates. We also encourage you to follow us on Twitter @dafnifacility. To get involved with DAFNI please contact Marion Samler, who is the DAFNI Partnership Manager.

Yours ever,

Professor Jim Hall

Chair of the DAFNI Governance Board


Interested? We’d love to see you there




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