The network activities brought together stakeholders from disparate research communities to investigate, discuss and document the key historical source materials for weather reporting, and to explore ways in which these materials can be represented and accessed digitally in order to create new knowledge.
Workshop 1: Historic Weather Projects meeting
Location: University of Exeter
Date: 22nd October 2010
The meeting was an opportunity to present a number of projects that are working with archival sources that contain information about historic weather (including ACRE initiative, Old Weather, JISC SAILS, and AHRC BL India project), and to discuss the research objectives of these projects with an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders, including invited representatives from the maritime history community. Secondly, the group was able to address some of the issues of documenting, managing and using these sources for the widest possible use and analysis, using e-research approaches.
Workshop 2: Historic Weather Data technical planning meeting
Location: British Library
Date: 16th December 2010
The second workshop included both a steering committee meeting and a technical planning meeting which discussed the potential and possiblities of e-Research approaches.
The network has been able to make recommendations for the development of a technological infrastructure to facilitate international, inter-disciplinary access to this material by the broadest community of users, taking a collective intelligence approach.
Project web page: http://historicweather.cerch.kcl.ac.uk/
Duration: August 2010 - September 2011
Professor Lorna Hughes
Higher Education Institution:
Centre for e-Research, King's College London