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VLab Workshop, Florence, 26 - 28 Feb. 2019

On Feb 26 -28, 2019 a workshop dedicated to the VLAB (Virtual Laboratory) as a component of the ERA-PLANET data and model sharing infrastructure will be held in Florence (Italy).

The Virtual Laboratory Platform (VLAB) is a tool for publishing and running scientific models for knowledge generation. It has been designed and implemented in the context of national, European and international projects and initiatives. From the positive experience in the H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL project, the VLAB has been proposed as one of the major building blocks for the ERA-PLANET Knowledge Platform.

The VLAB workshop is an opportunity for participants in the ERA-PLANET project, to work together on the vision and implementation of the ERA-PLANET Knowledge Platform, discussing and experimenting the functionalities and planned enhancements of the VLAB.

The VLAB Workshop will have a duration of three days. The first day is dedicated to an Introduction to the VLAB in the context of the ERA-PLANET project, including presentations of results achieved in GEOESSENTIAL and other projects. The second day is dedicated to an hands-on session for teams that aim at starting or finalizing the porting of their models on the VLAB. The third day will include a discussion about potential enhancements of the VLAB. The agenda will be detailed in the next weeks.

We kindly ask interested partners to register to the workshop ( to facilitate organization and logistics.

For those interested, please note that the VLAB Workshop will be preceded by two remote presentations as preparatory actions for making the VLAB Workshop more effective:

· 6th December 2018 - 14:00 CET: Introductory Webinar for teams that wants to know more about the VLAB and would like to start porting models;

· Mid-January 2019: Advanced Webinar for teams that would like to report preliminary issues and feedback about their use of the VLAB.

Relevant information is available at the workshop web site at:

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