Your Open Science platform for collaborative marine research

Exploring and demonstrating the potential of Open Science for ocean sustainability

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

Background

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
Background

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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Background

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
Background

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.

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Background

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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Blue-Cloud HIGHLIGHTS

12 August 2022

Integration of Blue-Cloud services in the “Wildlife Tracker for Oceans”

The Wildlife Tracker for Oceans has developed a marine conservation application exploiting data from the Blue-Cloud VLab Zoo & Phytoplankton EOV products. On 26 July the team held a webinar to show how this app was successfully implemented for the Galapagos Whale Shark Project.

09 August 2022

Advancing priorities for ocean microbiome research

Blue-Cloud was mentioned in the list of repositories for ocean microbiome datasets in a recent article published on Nature Microbiology, produced by experts from Tara Ocean Foundation, Tara Oceans, EMBL and EMBRC-ERIC.

11 July 2022

Explore EMODnet data via Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access Service

The Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access Service was featured in the EMODnet Annual Report 2021 as one of the most relevant EU infrastructures for Open Science. Try it out now!

09 June 2022

Ocean observations and marine data in support of the EU Green Deal: a day at EMD 2022

A joint hybrid workshop at EMD 2022 organised by the H2020 projects EuroSea and Blue-Cloud and the EC marine data service EMODnet showcased success stories and use cases from the European (and Atlantic) marine data landscape, and charted the way forward for closer collaboration on ocean observation and marine data in the context of the EU Green Deal.

04 May 2022

Developing the Blue-Cloud Strategic Roadmap to 2030, together

The public consultation towards the Blue-Cloud Strategic Roadmap to 2030 has reached an important milestone: contributions have been gathered from nearly 100 stakeholders to shape policy recommendations for evolving Blue-Cloud as a thematic, cloud-based Open Science ecosystem for marine research into the future.

02 May 2022

The FAO FIRMS Global Tuna Atlas is out: a new view on fisheries data

The EU-funded H2020 project Blue-Cloud contributed to advancing the interoperability of fisheries data. The FAO FIRMS Global Tuna Atlas will support and improve fisheries management across the globe. 

Upcoming Events

13 September 2022 to 14 September 2022

Blue-Cloud ESEB Meeting 2022

20 September 2022 to 22 September 2022

Blue-Cloud at EGI Conference 2022

27 September 2022 to 30 September 2022

Aquaculture Europe 2022

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