Europe has developed an impressive marine observation, data-handling and sharing, modelling and forecasting capability. Moreover, EU Member State investments in marine data collection, sharing and processing infrastructures and operations generate huge amounts of information and marine knowledge are at the basis of these capabilities, contributing to a dynamic and diverse ecosystem.
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 achieve 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.
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 and all European initiatives, even from other fields, interested to further exploit the Blue-Cloud main assets. The workshop is also open to any 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.
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.