DAFNI represents an £8 million investment from the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) to provide world leading infrastructure systems research capabilities and enhance the quality of outputs.
DAFNI will provide a novel tool kit for researchers to support large scale modelling and analysis.
A facility to provide compute capability to carry out large scale analysis, enabling potential reductions in run times for models and so bringing time savings to projects.
Access to massive amounts of infrastructure data e.g. real-time data from cities through UKCRIC’s other research strands and many other datasets from government and industry.
Specialised software tooling
Access to specialised software tooling to support data processing, execution and creation of both single and multi-component models to enable simulation of real events and insight generation from results e.g. real-time flood modelling and impact assessment
Novel ways of visualisation
Access to novel ways of visualising results to help influence decision makers when making investment decisions.
Mechanisms to consider wider factors e.g. resilience planning, air quality impacts, and environmental well-being.
|Who can use the facility||Functions/facilities available|
Industry and Academic researchers (multi disciplines)
Use of equipment; collaborative research and consultancy
|Fellowships and PhD Studentships||Use of equipment, study space|
|Charities, public bodies and public||Collaborative research, events, community engagement|
DAFNI is being developed through these five individual components
Find out more
Contact Prof. Jim Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org