e-Science has already transformed our society. Computers, networks and software are omnipresent in our daily lives. With the help of modern information and communication technology we are not only advancing science but also developing new industrial processes, modern materials and better medicines. Yet this is only the beginning: a world of methods and applications are waiting to be discovered, developed and implemented for the benefit of science and society.
eSSENCE is a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University. It originated from a governmental initiative to promote high-quality research in areas of strategic societal and industrial importance. The vision of eSSENCE is to take Swedish e-science to the highest international level and build a creative research environment . . .
. . . where new e-science methods and tools are developed, implemented and applied
. . . where new e-science applications are discovered and developed
. . . where the next generation of e-science researchers is trained in forefront science
eSSENCE strives to create a research environment that enables a strong interplay between e-science research, e-infrastructures, e-education, industry and society.