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.

Learn more about Blue-Cloud 2026 and join the kick-off meeting in Pisa, Italy, 13-15 February 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

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

21 December 2022

Unlocking Open Science in support of the EU Green Deal: insights from Blue-Cloud Final Event

At the Blue-Cloud Final Conference we explored key achievements and the road ahead for this exciting Horizon 2020 journey in Open Science for the ocean, also presenting the Horizon Europe project ensuring follow-up of results until 2026.

16 December 2022

Thematic Virtual Labs for ocean science at a glance

The Blue-Cloud thematic Virtual Labs are the main test beds for users to get the hang of the Blue-Cloud framework, exploiting the 10+ million datasets available, as well as easy access via D4Science and the EOSC federated login.

24 November 2022

Providing access to data resources & interoperable tools for open marine science and applications: Blue-Cloud featured in AtlantECO podcast

The AtlantECO podcast is a science popularisation show, revolving around conversations between the host and a guest to discuss aspects of AtlantECO, a marine science project which focuses on the Atlantic Ocean. The 23 November episode was dedicated to Blue-Cloud.

18 November 2022

Blue-Cloud Open Science platform as a model for a sustainable Data federation in EOSC: workshop at the EOSC Symposium 2022

The Blue-Cloud model, with its 16 services and million datasets openly available, was discussed during a dedicated session organised on the 17th of November at the EOSC Symposium, the main annual event of the European Open Science community taking place this week in Prague, Czech Republic.

23 September 2022

Examining the marine environment with Copernicus’ WEkEO DIAS in Blue-Cloud

Blue-Cloud highlighted as a successful use case for the Copernicus WEkEO DIAS, enabling marine researchers to access, combine, and share quality environmental data.

05 September 2022

Establishing long-term collaborations in marine research and open science

Collaboration, cooperation and shared visions are the foundations of every successful synergy. Creating open science platforms to facilitate the use and reuse of oceanic data is a team work activity, and cannot be achieved by one project alone. Blue-Cloud poses special attention to this aspect for creating valuable cooperation among projects operating in the Blue Economy and Marine Research and over the course of the last three years has established strong synergies with initiatives in this area to foster the adoption of its innovative open-science solutions.

Upcoming Events

13 February 2023 to 15 February 2023

Blue-Cloud 2026 Kick-Off Meeting

20 March 2023 to 21 March 2023

International Ocean Data Conference - II

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