Brief description

Blue-Cloud is building and demonstrating the marine and maritime thematic access point to EOSC, to support research for understanding & better managing the many aspects of ocean sustainability, ranging from sustainable fisheries to biodiversity and marine environmental indicators.

The project is federating leading European marine data management infrastructures, horizontal e-infrastructures, and selected marine researchers to capitalise on what exists already and to develop and deploy the pilot Blue-Cloud through the following core services:

The Blue-Cloud project will demonstrate the potential of collaborative Open Science in the marine domain, and also identify the longer term challenges for wider deployment in technical, organizational, and financial sense. Together, these will provide the basis for a “Blue-Cloud Strategic Roadmap to 2030" to chart the evolution of the services, also in the context of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

Duration:
Oct 2019 to Sep 2022 Ongoing
Type:
Data Management
EOSC
Research Data Infrastructures

Our role

Trust-IT is the Project Coordinator and leads the activities on “Communication, Stakeholders Engagement & Uptake of Blue-Cloud VRE & services”.

Trust-IT ensures consistent and content-rich communication and dissemination of Blue-Cloud results to its relevant stakeholders, by using multiple integrated communication tools, for the roll-out of the Blue-Cloud services and demonstrate impact in the Blue Economy and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This is done through a “Communication, Dissemination & Stakeholders Engagement Strategy & Plan” which covers several communication activities: branding, communication materials (flyers, videos, posters, amongst others), website, social media channels, newsletters, organisation of Blue-Cloud events and presence at third-party events, training activities, and the creation of win-win synergies to enhance the scientific and economic potential and exploitation opportunities of the Blue-Cloud services, demonstrators and applications.

A range of communications materials and key documents can be found on the official Blue-Cloud Zenodo community.
 

Results

The Blue-Cloud project has achieved the following results to date:

  • 1500+ combined followers on Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • 670+ total users in the Virtual Research Environment, 230+ of which in the demonstrators Virtual Labs hosted in the Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment.
  • 200+ responses in roadmap public consultation across 2020 and 2021
  • Coordination with All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, resulting in 3 co-located events.
  • Participation in the EC-funded Horizon Results Booster with 9 other marine research projects, resulting in a joint policy brief with key recommendations.

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Acknowledgements

Blue-Cloud has received funding from the European Union's Horizon programme call BG-07-2019-2020, topic: [A] 2019 - Blue Cloud services, Grant Agreement n.862409