The IT was developed at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded CSET (Centre for Science, Technology and Engineering) DERI in the National University of Ireland (NUI) in Galway.
The web standard, Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities (SIOC), is a way of incorporating data into websites and blogs for example that makes it easier to connect online communities and internet-based discussions.
Commenting on the visit today (23 May 2011) of President Obama, the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Irish Government, Professor Patrick Cunningham spoke of ‘the great relationship between the US and Ireland in science.’
‘Ireland has a great reputation of a place to do good science and examples such as the IT developed in Galway and adopted by President Obama’s Administration is an endorsement of the calibre of Irish science.’
In 2012, Europe’s largest science event, ESOF 2012 (Euroscience Open Forum) is coming to Dublin.
Professor Cunningham, who is also Chair of ESOF 2012 went on to speak of ‘the great history of US and Irish science collaboration and to honour this, one of the major themes in ESOF 2012, Europe’s largest science event which is coming to Dublin next year, will be The Atlantic – a shared resource.
‘This aspect of the conference is a joint US-ESOF partnership programme in which eminent scientists from the US and Europe will come together in July next year in Dublin to discuss the critical aspects of this great shared resource.’