Date: 
13 Feb 2023 to 15 Feb 2023
Location: 
Pisa, Italy

The Blue-Cloud 2026 Kick-Off Meeting takes place from 13 to 15 February 2023 in Pisa, Italy. The meeting provides an opportunity for the consortium to discuss the work performed in the Blue-Cloud pilot project since 2019 and the upcoming activities to be done towards a successful implementation of the project. The KOM paves the way to develop a federated European Ecosystem to deliver FAIR & Open data and analytical services, instrumental for deepening research of oceans, EU seas, coastal & inland waters and represents also a great chance to the project partners meet towards the establishment of a proactive community in the realm of blue economy.

The Blue-Cloud 2026 Kick-off meeting takes places at CNR - Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 1, 56127 Pisa (Italy).

►See here how to reach the venue & find your accomodation

Please register your attendance here

Please notice that the invitation to the KOM is restricted only to the internal members of the Blue-Cloud 2026 consortium.

 

Draft Agenda

Please note that this agenda might still be subject to change

Day 1: 13 February 2023 Monday, 12.00 - 18.00 CET

Welcome, Scientific & Technical exploitation and long term vision

Room: Main Auditorium

Time (CET)

What

Chairs / speakers Participation required
12:00 - 13:30 Get together lunch    
13:30 - 14:30

Welcome & KoM overview

Setting the scene of Blue-Cloud in the context of EOSC

Roberto Scopigno, Director of CNR-ISTI

Sara Pittonet (Trust-IT), Pasquale Pagano (CNR), Dick Schaap (MARIS), 

Michel Schouppe, EC DG RTD (remote), Nicolas Segebarth, EC DG RTD (remote)

EOSC Association Representative, EU DTO Representative

All partners, EOSC Association, EC Representatives, ESEB

14:30 - 15:30

Scientific and Technical exploitation of Blue-Cloud

Blue-Cloud demonstrators, tools & services and Interoperability Framework in the EOSC context

Pasquale Pagano (CNR), Dick Schaap (MARIS)

All partners, EOSC Association, EC Representatives, ESEB
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break    
16:00 - 17:00

Exploitation, Training, Synergies & long-term vision

Blue-Cloud exploitation opportunities & relations with the DTO,  G7 and the Mission “Restore our ocean and waters by 2030” contexts

Sara Pittonet (Trust-IT), Michel Schouppe, EC DG RTD (remote), MOI/ Representative, AquaInfra Representative

All partners, EOSC Association, EC Representatives, ESEB
20:00 on

Gala dinner chez Palazzo dei 12, piazza dei Cavalieri

   

 

Day 2: 14 February 2023 Tuesday, 09.00 - 17.00 CET

Scientific and Technical WP meetings

Room 28

Tentative: ESEB closed meeting

Time (CET)

What

Chairs / speakers Participation required
09:00 - 09:30

Welcome & outcomes of Day 1

Sara Pittonet (Trust-IT)

All partners

09:30 - 10:30

WP2 meeting

“FAIR compliant Discovery and Access services for marine domains & beyond”


Dick Schaap (MARIS)
All partners
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break    
10:45 - 11:45

WP3 meeting
“Developing and testing analytical Blue Cloud workbenches for generating highly qualified data collections (EOV)”

Dominique Obaton (IFREMER)

All partners
11:45 - 12:30 Project Management & Horizon Europe highlights Antonio Ventura, REA, Blue-Cloud 2026 Project Officer All partners
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch    
13:15 - 14:00 Tentative: ESEB closed meeting Kate Larkin, SSBE ESEB, Steering Board
14:00 - 15:00

WP4 meeting
“Blue-Cloud Virtual Labs for demonstrating cross-domain web-based open science”

Patricia Cabrera (VLIZ)

All partners
15:00 - 16:00 WP5 meeting
“Blue-Cloud VRE platform evolution and integration with EOSC resources and services”

Massimiliano Assante (CNR)

All partners
16:00 - 16.30 Coffee break    
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap-up & plans for the evening Sara Pittonet (Trust-IT) All partners
17:30 - 18:15 Tentative: ESEB closed meeting Kate Larkin, SSBE ESEB, Steering Board
17:30 - 19:30 Visit to the exhibition “Le Navi Antiche di Pisa”  - social event    
20:00

Blue-Cloud pizza! Self-paid informal dinner

   

 

Day 3: 15 February 2023 Wednesday, 09.00 - 13.00 CET

Outreach, education, exploitation, and sustainability

Room 28

Time (CET)

What

Chairs / speakers Participation required
09:00 - 09:30

Welcome & outcomes of Day 2

Sara Pittonet (Trust-IT)

All partners

09:30 - 10:30

WP6 meeting

“Outreach, engagement, and education ”


Federico Drago (Trust-IT)
All partners
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break    
10:45 - 12:15

WP7 meeting
“Exploitation, Strategic Roadmap to 2030 and Sustainability”

Julia Vera (SSBE)

All partners
12:15 - 12:45 Closing remarks Sara Pittonet (Trust-IT), Pasquale Pagano (CNR), Dick Schaap (MARIS) All partners
13:00 on Goodbye Lunch    

 

The KOM venue: where to go

The Blue-Cloud2026 KOM takes places at CNR - Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 1, 56127 Pisa (Italy) 

 

How to reach Pisa and the CNR

You can find useful information on how to reach the city of Pisa and the CNR premises at this link.

 

Event Type: 
Blue-Cloud Event

Speakers