As we already pointed out, PASCAL is following the aim of supporting Africa in implementing the latest geo-scientific methods to make food production sustainable and secure. Besides this part of the project, we also want to give all participants of the HPC training and the hackathon as well as everyone else who is interested the opportunity of getting to know Germany as a place for excellent science. Therefore we offer an accompanying programme from November 27-29, 2018 and my main task within this project is to support the planning and organization of this programme.
Sabine Dues shares her experiences on a best practice model in collaborations
At Forschungszentrum Jülich, one of our coolest collaboration models is the Science Bridge model, a two-way walkway to connect people and knowledge to achieve great scientific results and to attract the best talents.
Not a home match, but a challenge: About the first communication activites for the project.
To tell you the truth: When we got the message that PASCAL had won one of the main awards of the DFG Ideas Competition for International Research Marketing we were excited, but we were also a little bit worried. To make the project known to the African geo-science community as well as to the media – this wouldn’t be a home match for us. No, not at all.
My daily work for Geoverbund ABC/J, whose coordination office I manage, includes public relations. Qualification of young academics is also very important to the geoscientific network of RWTH Aachen University, the University of Cologne, the University of Bonn, and Forschungszentrum Jülich. That’s why I organize several trainings per year, including the Fall School of the HPSC TerrSys, Geoverbund ABC/J’s Competence Center for High-Performance Scientific Computing founded in 2011.