Over the last few years, the Canadian Space Agency has developed a multi-mission software framework that simplifies the integration and operations of space missions. Apogy provides a single tool that supports the operations of systems such as rovers, robotic arms, scientific instruments, and sensors. In this talk, we will present the framework and we will provide a live demonstration.
Diamond Light Source is the UK national synchrotron, a machine that generates powerful beams of xrays used by scientists for a wide variety of experiments. In one of those experiments, a certain technique called Photo Emission Electron Microscopy (PEEM) is used to provide spectroscopic information of samples on a nm scale. PEEM proves useful in different fields of physics, chemistry, material science or life science. Samples investigated can range from meteorite pieces to biologic tissues and magnetic materials.
Julia is a young but very promising language for technical computing that is rapidly gaining popularity in the scientific world. The language addresses key requirements for high-performance numerical computing and combines strengths of similar languages (a.o. MATLAB, Python, Mathematica and R) without sacrificing sound design. The tooling for the language, however, is currently a major blocking factor for further growth and industry adoption.
We will introduce a Big Data configuration that uses Avro & Parquet for data formats, Hadoop for storage, and Spark / Hive for running queries. All of these projects are from the Apache Software Foundation and are widely used in the Data Science field. We will show how Eclipse provides an excellent foundation for IDE support and tooling to make it easier to develop solutions based on this technology stack.
Advanced modeling and simulation is revolutionizing the way we do science. It provides a means to test, predict, visualize, and analyze complex physical phenomena in a controlled manner that inevitably directs future theoretical and experimental endeavors. This truth is recognized by the scientific community, with much effort being directed at the development of advanced software frameworks to streamline the way we do computational science research.
Scientists and planners alike need to be able to model and communicate effectively the risks and rewards that certain actions have over others. This is especially true in large-scale multi-million dollar projects that have the potential to impact, in the near- and long-term, threatened and endangered species in the Florida Everglades, and the restoration of destroyed wetlands in coastal Louisiana.