Blue-Cloud is a European H2020 project aiming to federate and pilot innovative services for Marine Research & the Blue Economy.

Blue-Cloud is a flagship EU initiative that addresses the urgent contemporary challenges related to the future of the seas and oceans. The project holds great potential to deliver societal solutions via the implementation of five innovative demonstrators, covering specific domains such as biodiversity and genomics, environment, fisheries and aquaculture.

Through a smart federation of data resources, computing facilities, and analytical tools Blue-Cloud aims to provide researchers with access to:

  • Blue multi-disciplinary data from observations, in-situ and remote sensing, data products and outputs of numerical models
  • A blue Virtual Research Environment (VRE) with various services to support its users in undertaking world class science

Furthermore, Blue-Cloud will also elaborate and pilot the organisational and technical framework for a so called “thematic cloud” as envisioned in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) strategy.

The project kicked off in Pisa, on 2-4 October 2019 and will last thirty-six months.

The Blue-Cloud consortium brings together leading European marine data infrastructures and EOSC horizontal e-infrastructures. The project is coordinated by Trust-IT, a neutral ICT intensive SME with over 15 years’ experience, technically coordinated by MARIS, a community leading marine & ocean data specialist, and supported by 18 experienced partners, from research, academia & industry, with strategic and practical involvement in design and delivery of blue community needs. An influential External Stakeholders Experts Board & an Expert Foresight Group support the project.

Blue-Cloud Consortium

Blue-Cloud addresses the IA ‘The Future of Seas and Oceans Flagship Initiative’ (BG-07-2019-2020) for the following topic: [A] 2019 - Blue Cloud services.

More about Blue-Cloud on CORDIS.