A new collaborative project on Data Intensive Visualization and Analysis (DIVA) will be supported for four years by an EU FP7 ITN Marie-Curie grant. In this project, 6 partners from Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, France and Hungary will joint efforts to advance the state-of-the-art in large scale (scientific) data visualization and interactive visual analysis.

This project is aimed at the establishment of a leading European-wide doctoral Collegium for research in Data Intensive Visualization and Analysis. The collegium will train the next generation of visualization and analysis experts who will be equipped with the necessary skills to cope with the major challenges for 3D visual presentation and understanding in data intensive application environments. The people in this program are generally early-stage European scientific researchers who in the future will lead the development of novel Data Intensive Visualization and Analysis (DIVA) methodologies in data-driven science and technology application domains. It is expected that the project will contribute to fulfill the recommendation of “Embed(ding) data science in all training and academic qualifications” set by the recent EU report on “Riding the wave: How Europe can gain from the rising tide of scientific data” by the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data of the European Commission. The program of DIVA is based on integrating training and research projects across different aspects of visualization and interactive analysis, with a multidisciplinary application oriented collaboration.