Chalmers decided in May 2010 to found the centre in view of the potentially strong contribution of e-Science activities in many of the areas of advance as well as the potential for increased interdisciplinary activities in general at Chalmers. The new Centre should provide an environment where new methodologies and technologies could be brought forward between areas of advance, centres and departments.
The centre is lead by a Director, supported by three Area Coordinators corresponding to the three main activity tracks of the centre:
- Advanced Computation
- Data Exploration
- e-Research Methods
The centre is hosted by the department of Earth and Space Sciences.