UK e-Science: a Jewel or a Thousand Flowers
Malcolm Atkinson, e-Science Institute
The global digital revolution provides a fertile and turbulent ecological environment in which e-Science is a small but vital element. There is a deep history of e-Science, but coining the term and injecting leadership and modest funds had a huge impact. A veritable explosion of activity has led to a global burst of new e-Science species. Our challenge is to understand what will enable them to thrive and yield maximum benefit as the digital revolution continues to be driven by commerce and media.