04 Jun 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00


Phidias HPC is aimed at developing a consolidated and shared HPC and Data service by building on pre-existing and emerging infrastructure in order to create a federation of "user to infrastructure" services.

To achieve its purpose and to gain a comprehensive picture of the European infrastructure landscape, three data area tests will develop and provide new services to discover, manage and process spatial and environmental data produced by research communities tackling scientific challenges such as atmospheric, marine and earth observation issues.

Webinar: How to improve the cloud services for marine data

Observing the ocean is challenging: missions at sea are costly, different scales of processes interact, and the conditions are constantly changing, which is why scientists say that "a measurement not made today is lost forever". For these reasons, it is fundamental to properly store both the data and metadata, so that their access can be guaranteed for the widest community, in line with the FAIR principles: Findable, Accessible, Inter-operable and Reusable.

The webinar aims to introduce the Phidias HPC initiative, in collaboration with the Blue-Cloud project, to the European HPC and Research community, specifically in the Ocean data test case, to improve the use of

  • Cloud services for marine data management
  • Data services to the user in a FAIR perspective
  • Data processing on demand

These objectives will be pursued in coherence with the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS).


Who should attend:

  • Big Data and HPC communities
  • Scientific Communities (specifically within Earth Science, Atmosphere and Oceans domains)
  • People who work on ocean and marine initiative and projects
  • Research infrastructure staff, repository managers, university administration, scientific communities, researchers.

Main Takeaways:

  • Understand better how to improve the long-term stewardship of marine in-situ data
  • Discovering the benefits of Standardised Data/HPC services for marine study
  • Improving data storage for services to users
  • Allowing marine data processing workflows for on-demand processing
  • Enabling Open Access to HPC services
  • Keeping abreast with the current status of the European Blue Economy and HPC ecosystem

Draft Agenda

11:00 - 11:05 - Introduction of PHIDIAS project - Francesco Osimanti, Trust-IT Services, PHIDIAS

11:05 - 11:15 - PHIDIAS Ocean use case and contribution of HPC to marine studies - Cecile Nys, IFREMER

11:15 - 11:25 - Exploring advanced cloud services for marine and oceanographic data access and data management - Peter Thijsse, MARIS

11:25 - 11:30 - Q&A Session

11:30 - 11:40 - Passport photos for plankton: new era for marine biology research - Jukka Seppälä, SYKE

11:40 - 11:50 - Analyzing ocean observations in an HPC infrastructure with DIVAnd - Alexander Barth, ULiege

11:50 - 12:00 - Blue-Cloud Platform: marine-thematic EOSC services for Marine Research and the Blue Economy - Pasquale Pagano, CNR-ISTI & Blue-Cloud Project

12:00 - 12:05 - Q&A Session

12:05 - 12:10 - Closing remarks


Visit the official event page on Phidias' website

Event Type: 
Blue-Cloud Event