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23 March 2021

Open Science for the Ocean: Meet the Blue-Cloud Demonstrators

On 23 March 2021 at 11:00 CET, the Blue-Cloud project is hosting a workshop presenting its latest results, with a focus on the five real-life demonstrators. Discover how the project is combining distributed marine data and computing resources with analytical tools to deliver services supporting marine research, demonstrating the potential of open science in the marine domain.

This half-day stimulating workshop aims to demonstrate how the Blue-Cloud project is combining distributed marine data and computing resources with analytical tools to deliver services supporting marine research on better understanding & managing the many aspects of ocean sustainability and demonstrating the potential of open science in the marine domain.

This innovation potential will be explored through the five dedicated Blue-Cloud demonstrators, as Virtual Labs co-designed with high-level marine researchers and powered by the Blue-Cloud Platform. The workshop will map out technical innovations that the demos will contribute to achieving in multiple and interrelated contexts (such as marine research & science, the blue economy, the food sector, the environmental and climate change analysis, etc.). 

The event will also share initial reflections on the Blue-Cloud Roadmap to 2030 for the future exploitation of Blue-Cloud assets, well embedded as a leading system in the wider marine community and as a component of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), which will call for contributions from the wider marine community in the coming months.

Who should attend?

  • Marine research infrastructures and e-infrastructures,
  • Policy Makers in Ocean Governance and data infrastructures,
  • Blue economy industry,
  • Researchers & scientists,
  • ICT industry,
  • Producers, distributors and users of marine data
  • European initiatives, even from other fields, interested to further exploit the Blue-Cloud main assets.

The workshop is also open to citizen scientists passionate about any marine-specific issue or challenge by using standard workflows, data and tools and wanting to protect part of the ocean system, while at the same time promoting a green and more sustainable blue economy who are welcome to join.

Key Benefits

Participants will gain insights into the main features of each Blue-Cloud demonstrators and how they can support their work in producing, distributing and using new data. Furthermore, how the new features can have a positive impact in their research, science, policies and/or business innovations within the Blue Economy but also in the marine domain as a whole, by advancing the collective knowledge and understanding of the marine system.

From the event, you may: 

  • Gain a complete understanding of how Blue-Cloud services can improve the sustainability and knowledge of the marine area.
  • Understand why and how the Blue-Cloud demonstrators are relevant to address marine societal challenges.
  • Gain valuable insights on research and policy priorities in the marine and open science communities.
  • Get a first overview of how to use the Blue-Cloud services

Register now!

Please find the full agenda and more details on the Blue-Cloud website


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