In the European landscape of marine and ocean data management great progress has been made during three decades with developing standards, services, and establishing dedicated infrastructures. These infrastructures provide services for discovery and access to collected marine in-situ and remote sensing data and for ensuring long term stewardship.
This has resulted in establishing leading European marine data management infrastructures such as COPERNICUS C3S, COPERNICUS CMEMS, ELIXIR-ENA, EMODnet, Euro-Argo, Argo GDAC, EuroBioImaging, EurOBIS, ICOS-Marine and SeaDataNet. Datasets from these infrastructures are available via the Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access Service.
Blue-Cloud aims at federating these infrastructures to create a trusted virtual space where scientists can access the ocean data, tools, services and research outputs they need to perform research in a more efficient way.
The pilot Blue-Cloud project will federate initially the following blue data infrastructures.
A Roadmap for expansion to other infrastructures is foreseen in 2022.