e-Science is vital to the successful exploitation of powerful next generation scientific facilities, operated by Science and Technology Facilities Council on behalf of the UK research community.
Scientific facilities such as synchrotrons, satellites, telescopes and lasers, collectively generate many terabytes of data every day. Their users require efficient access to geographically distributed leading edge data storage, computational and network resources in order to manage and analyse these data in a timely and cost effective way. e-Science builds the infrastructure which delivers this.
Our mission is to spearhead the exploitation of e-Science technologies throughout Science and Technology Facilities Council's programmes, the research communities they support and the national science and engineering base.