According to its website, the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI) will provide researchers with: - "a secure yet accessible National Infrastructure Database - a new software platform to enable analysis, modelling and simulation of national infrastructure systems; and - new remote and local visualisation facilities to enable access to and interpretation of the results by researchers and practitioners."
The initiative features five key elements to unlock new datasets and analysis opportunities: - National Infrastructure Database - National Infrastructure Modelling Service - National Infrastructure Cloud Environment - National Infrastructure Visualisation Suite - Security Service
From the website: "DAFNI will become the National Platform to satisfy the computational needs in support of data analysis; infrastructure research; and strategic thinking for the UK’s long term planning and investment needs. The platform will support academic research that is aiming to provide the UK with a world leading infrastructure system that is more: efficient, reliable, resilient and affordable. It will achieve this by enabling the research community to conduct research that is able to generate new insights at a higher level of detail and accuracy than ever before."