Blue-Cloud has received funding from the European Union's Horizon programme call BG-07-2019-2020, topic: [A] 2019 - Blue Cloud services, Grant Agreement No.862409.
Blue-Cloud aims at developing a marine thematic EOSC to explore and demonstrate the potential of cloud based open science in the domain of ocean sustainability. The project will federate leading European marine data management infrastructures (SeaDataNet, EurOBIS, Euro-Argo, Argo GDAC, EMODnet, ELIXIR-ENA, EuroBioImaging, CMEMS, C3S, and ICOS-Marine), and horizontal e-infrastructures (EUDAT, DIAS, D4Science) to capitalise on what exists already and to develop and deploy the “Blue Cloud” framework. The federation will be at the levels of data resources, computing resources and analytical service resources. A Blue Cloud data discovery and access service will be developed to facilitate sharing with users of multi-disciplinary datasets. A Blue Cloud Virtual Research Environment (VRE) will be established to facilitate that computing and analytical services can be shared and combined for specific applications. This innovation potential will be explored and unlocked by developing five dedicated Demonstrators as Virtual Labs together with excellent marine researchers.
EUDAT contributes to the integration of the EUDAT B2Services (B2ACCESS, B2SAFE, B2STAGE, B2HOST, and B2DROP) into the Blue-Cloud VRE and is mainly responsible for making the Blue-Cloud data and service catalogues interoperable and accessible via the EOSC portal. TRUST-IT is the Blue-Cloud project coordinator.