Your Open Science platform for collaborative marine research

Between January 2023 and June 2026 Blue-Cloud will evolve into a Federated European Ecosystem of FAIR & Open data in support of the EU Green Deal, Mission Ocean & the UN Decade of Ocean Science.

Join our next webinar on World Ocean Day, 8 June 2023!

Blue-Cloud services

Explore the Data Discovery and Access Service and get access to about 10 million datasets from leading European marine data infrastructures.

Exploit data and derived data products in the Virtual Labs, where you can execute methods and perform collaborative research tasks.

Browse the Catalogue featuring datasets and products resulting from the Blue-Cloud Virtual Laboratories and learn about methods used to generate them.

Featuring data from leading European infrastructures

The Blue-Cloud technical infrastructures

Beyond Blue-Cloud


The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was launched by the European Commission to provide a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and disciplines. Within this framework, Blue-Cloud is the thematic EOSC for the marine domain, delivering a collaborative virtual environment that provides access to blue services that will complement EOSC base services.

Learn more on how Blue-Cloud contributes to EOSC

The Blue-Cloud strategic Roadmap to 2030 is a policy document providing the basis for the future sustainability of the Blue-Cloud, as a leading system in the wider marine community and as a valuable component of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
The Roadmap is fed from European and global players operating in the marine research sector and Blue Economy area. The vision and strategic plan will guide the further development and evolution into its medium and longer-term future.

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Through collaboration and cooperation with initiatives operating in the same field, the value of Blue-Cloud services increases. 
Since the launch of Blue-Cloud, the project has proactively worked on establishing strong partnerships between a variety of actors, aiming to create long-lasting relationships both for attaining Blue-Cloud’s long-term objectives and contributing to shaping the strategic Roadmap to 2030.

Discover the projects & the cooperation with Blue-Cloud

A number of articles, reports, and other relevant publications are being produced within Blue-Cloud to complement and explain the activities and outputs of the project.
In this section are also gathered Research articles and Press news pieces about Blue-Cloud achievements and goals.

Enjoy the Readings!

Over 7-9 February 2022, the Blue-Cloud Hackathon brought together nearly 150 participants from a diverse community of marine science practitioners, computer scientists and innovators to test Blue-Cloud's web-based ecosystem of Open Science services and resources to address selected Ocean challenges. Three teams were awarded for their work towards improving aquaculture management and studying wildlife interactions.

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28 April 2023

WEkEO Hackathon is open for participation!

The WEkEO Hackathon on 22-23 June 2023 provides an opportunity for you to use your creativity and data skills to positively impact our environment and improve climate resilience! 

19 April 2023

EOSC in practice: Providing computing platforms and analytical services to facilitate the collaboration between researchers

The Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment (VRE) was featured as an EOSC in practice story by the EOSC Future project, which interviewed Blue-Cloud 2026 Scientific and Administrative Coordinator Pasquale Pagano, CNR-ISTI, about its concept and implementation.

27 March 2023

EOSC in practice: Supporting marine data discovery and accessibility to enable cross-domain research

The Blue-Cloud Data Discovery and Access Service was featured as an EOSC in practice story by the EOSC Future project, which interviewed our Technical Coordinator Dick Schaap, MARIS, about its concept and implementation.

01 March 2023

Research-driven and industry-driven ocean data at the World Ocean Summit

Blue-Cloud 2026 Project Coordinator Sara Pittonet Gaiarin (Trust-IT Services) was invited to join the "Economist Impact - World Ocean Summit & Expo", more specifically the panel "Combining data to unlock better ocean health", moderated by Brian Helmuth (Proteus Ocean Group). We invite you to read the "Blogpost" from Sara, with insights on what was discussed during the panel, along with the main takeaways.

20 February 2023

Horizon Europe project Blue-Cloud 2026 to enhance Open Science in support of ocean protection and restoration

The Horizon Europe project Blue-Cloud 2026 kicked off in Pisa, Italy, paving the way for the development of a federated European ecosystem to deliver FAIR & Open Science datasets, applications and computing resources, instrumental for the EU Mission “Restore Our Ocean and Waters by 2030”.

10 February 2023

Blue-Cloud 2026 & AquaINFRA: Open Science to restore our ocean and waters

European Commission invests €16 million in the two EOSC-related Horizon Europe projects Blue-Cloud 2026 and AquaINFRA in support of the EU Mission "Restore our Ocean and Waters” by 2030.

Upcoming Events

13 June 2023 to 15 June 2023

VRE Hands-on workshop

19 June 2023 to 23 June 2023

Blue-Cloud at EGI 2023

22 June 2023 to 23 June 2023

WEkEO Hackathon