The 2014 IEEE Scientific Visualization Contest will be an official part of IEEE VIS 2014 held in Paris, France. Each year, the VisContest presents researchers from the vis community an opportunity to transfer the latest developments in visual data analysis to a challenging application scenario.

This year, the contest targets data from atmospheric research that captures volcanic eruptions and their atmospheric aftermath. We challenge participants to create a comprehensive visualization of the provided data that enables domain experts to gain a deeper understanding of the volcanic eruption events and helps them better understand the consequences for atmosphere and climate.

The data are provided by the Simulation Laboratory Climate Science at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and the Intitute of Energy and Climate Reserach, both at Research Center Jülich, Germany within the JARA – High Performance Computing collaboration.