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Meeting of data science specialists in Geesthacht

Around 75 experts are expected at the HZG for the 4th Data Science Symposium on 20 and 21 June 2019.

Around 75 experts are expected at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) for the 4th Data Science Symposium on 20 and 21 June 2019. The Scientists discuss innovative analytical methods to generate knowledge from large amounts of research data.

The organization team

Team of organizers: (f.l.t.r.) Christiane Hagemann, Marcus Lange, Ulrike Kleeberg, Kay Emeis, Viktoria Wichert, Holger Brix, Eduardo Zorita, Gisbert Breitbach und Marlene Klockmann. [Foto: HZG/Heidrun Hillen]

Data science is a topic of the future; present-day research has become unthinkable without it. The focus is on applying analysis methods to large amounts of data that are selected for specific research goals.

In the Research Field "Earth and Environment" of the Helmholtz Association, for example, gigantic amounts of data are collected and processed from a wide variety of measurement systems. The scientists develop complex simulations from the data together with extensive earth and climate models..

"The best insights often result from data analysis of data from different sources, many of which are subject to different rules. New, interdisciplinary approaches must be developed in order to achieve high-quality data analysis and data integration," explains Prof. Dr. Kay Emeis, director of the HZG Institute at the Institute of Coastal Research.

In order to exchange ideas about new methods and applications, the data science experts meet every six months. Once initiated by the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (HZG), Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), the symposium has been taking place regularly since 2017 and this year for the first time at the HZG.

Program Data Science Symposium


Prof. Dr. Kay-Christian Emeis Director of Institute

Biogeochemistry in Coastal Seas

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87 1548

E-mail contact

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht