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Blue-Cloud: Demonstrating the potential of Open Science for the ocean through a thematic EOSC

Kate Larkin; Julia Vera; Sara Pittonet

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.5535589", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Blue-Cloud: Demonstrating the potential of Open Science for the ocean through a thematic EOSC", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Blue-Cloud is the thematic EOSC for the marine domain supporting FAIR and Open Science by developing a web-based environment that will provide scientists &amp; researchers with enhanced analytical capabilities and cloud-computing resources, underpinned by simplified access to a wealth of multidisciplinary and interoperable marine data services.<br>\nThe project builds on existing European marine data infrastructures and e-infrastructures federating their services within the Blue-Cloud framework, enabling researchers to find, access, share, combine and reuse quality data across disciplines and countries.<br>\nThe federation is taking place at the levels of (meta)data resources, computing resources and analytical service resources, driven by collaboration across research, data and e-infrastructures. A Blue-Cloud Data Discovery and Access Service (DDAS) is being developed to facilitate access to multi-disciplinary datasets. A Blue Cloud-Virtual Research Environment (VRE) has been established to enable collaborative research, allowing users to share analytical processes and resulting outputs, including data products and services for specific applications.<br>\nThis innovation potential is explored and unlocked by five real-life demonstrators addressing societal challenges in the domains of genomics, fishery, aquaculture, biodiversity and environment. The demonstrators are showcasing how Blue-Cloud can enhance collaborative research in support of the EU Green Deal and key international initiatives, such as the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.<br>\nIn addition, Blue-Cloud is developing a Strategic Roadmap to 2030 in collaboration with the wider marine science &amp; research community, as a policy document guiding the evolution of Blue-Cloud into the future aligning with wider developments, such as EOSC and initiatives related to the EU Digital Strategy e.g. the pilot Digital Twin of the Ocean and Destination Earth.<br>\nThe presentation describes the vision and overarching technical framework of Blue-Cloud and the project&rsquo;s role in supporting EOSC and the uptake of Open Science principles across the marine research community.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Kate Larkin"
      "family": "Julia Vera"
      "family": "Sara Pittonet"
  "id": "5535589", 
  "type": "speech", 
  "event": "Open Science Fair 2021 (OSFair2021)"
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