The EarthByte Group leads the development of the open-source plate reconstruction software GPlates. GPlates enables the interactive manipulation of plate tectonic reconstructions and the visualisation of geodata through geological time, and it facilitates interoperability of plate tectonic data and models with geodynamic computing services for applied and fundamental research purposes.
The EarthByte Group is now exploring new directions of e-research by enabling GPlates technology in the Cloud, as part of our ongoing collaborative project researching Big Data Knowledge Discovery for Natural Sciences, supported by SIEF. GPlates development is part of the AuScope research infrastructure programme. AuScope Ltd is a non-profit company formed to facilitate the implementation of a world-class infrastructure system for earth science, funded by the Australian Government under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
We also acknowledge the NeCTAR Research Cloud for providing us with Cloud Platform support.