EOSC-hub brings together multiple service providers to create the Hub: a single contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research. For researchers, this will mean a broader access to services supporting their scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplinary and geographical boundaries. The project mobilises providers from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and other major European research infrastructures to deliver a common catalogue of research data, services and software for research.
EOSC-hub collaborates closely with eInfraCentral, EOSCpilot, GÉANT 4.2, OpenAIRE-Advance and the RDA Europe 4.0 projects to deliver a consistent service offer for research communities across Europe.
The EOSC-hub project contributes to the EOSC infrastructure implementation roadmap by establishing interoperability and connectivity between EOSC leading e-infrastructures (EGI, EUDAT, and INIDIGO) aiming for a seamless and open access to a system of research data and services provided across nations and disciplines. It will as well support the connectivity and interoperability of the blue data infrastructures part of Blue-Cloud. The Blue-Cloud is developing a technical architecture interface to provide dedicated blue services complementing EOSC base services, making EOSC more attractive and fit for the purpose of the blue economy. The Blue-Cloud thematic cloud, besides being self-standing cloud, will interact with and become part of the EOSC.
Blue-Cloud is developing a Blue-Cloud Roadmap for future strategic development of the Blue-Cloud cell as a leading component for EOSC and as an essential platform for synergizing infrastructure developments as part of the COPERNICUS, EMODnet, ESFRI, EOOS, and MSFD initiatives. Plus, Blue-Cloud also takes part in key EOSC related events organised by EOSC-Hub, such as the EOSC-hub week, while preparing position papers.
Blue-Cloud to serve as a practical role model for other thematic clouds to connect and interact with initiatives such as EOSC through domain-specific applications. Blue-Cloud aims to involve the marine research and Blue Economy as well as the EOSC stakeholder groups to ensure that European researchers and professionals in science and technology may capitalise on the full benefits of datadriven science, for the benefits of citizens.