Successful Scientific Visualization Contest at IEEE VIS Conference

The SimLab Climate Science at JSC and the Virtual Reality Group at RWTH Aachen hosted the Scientific Visualization contest at IEEE VIS 2014. The SimLab provided two of its satellite data products based on very recent research on volcanic emissions. The SimLab also assisted in designing the tasks and acted as jury members during the evaluation. The contestants were asked to use their state-of-the-art visualization techniques to provide new insights into the transport pathways of volcanic emissions, their potential impact on aviation safety and recent scientific questions on vertical transport mechanisms. After nine months of processing time, six submissions finally were evaluated by a jury consisting of visualization experts and domain scientists. In November 2014, the winner was announced in a dedicated session at the IEEE VIS conference in Paris and the publication by the winning team from the Visual Computing Group at the University of Magdeburg will soon appear in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. All entries (videos and corresponding papers) are now available at
(Contact: Dr. Sabine Grießbach,

JSC News, 11 February 2015

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