The opening for testing of the Virtual Labs (VLabs) and the successful Hackathon contributed to a sharp increase in terms of users in the Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment in early 2022.

More than 1000 people including marine researchers, data and computer scientists, and other users from the marine and maritime communities are now active on our Open Science platform, performing research, collaborating with partners from other disciplines and countries.

The 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 via the Data Discovery and Access Service, as well as the easy access to the collaborative VLabs via D4Science and the EOSC federated login.

Unwrapping the thematic Virtual Labs

Blue-Cloud experts from VLIZ, GHER-Uliege, CNRS, Sorbonne University, EMBL-EBI, CMCC, IFREMER, FAO, CLS, have prepared a list of brief articles explaining what researchers can do within our current Virtual Labs, and they are all available on Zenodo: 

We are looking forward to welcoming more and more users on our platform, enhancing Open Science in the marine domain!

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