COS4CLOUD (Co-designed citizen observatories for the EOS-Cloud) aims to design prototyped and implemented services that address the Open Science challenges shared by Citizen observatories of biodiversity, based on the experience of platforms like: Artportalen, Natusfera, iSpot, as well as other environmental quality monitoring platforms like: FreshWater Watch, KdUINO, OdourCollect, iSpex and CanAir.io.
The innovative services will be designed, prototyped and implemented for improving the data and information quality using deep machine learning, automatic video recognition, advanced mobile app interfaces, and other cutting-edge technologies, based on data models and data protocols validated by traditional science. The new services will provide mechanisms to ensure the visibility and recognition of data contributors and the tools to improve networking between various stakeholders. Novel innovative digital services will be developed through the integration of CS products, generated by different providers, following open standards to ensure their interoperability, and offered in agile, fit-for-purpose and sustainable site available through EOSC hub, including a discovery service, to both traditional and citizen scientists.
The design of new services will be user oriented, engaging a wide range of stakeholders in society, government, industry, academia, agencies, and research to co-design service requirements. As a result, COS4CLOUD will integrate citizen science in the European Open Science Cloud, bringing Citizen Science (CS) projects as a service for the scientific community and society at large.
The EOSC-hub project 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 GÉANT and the EOSCpilot and OpenAIRE-Advance projects to deliver a consistent service offer for research communities across Europe.
EOSC-hub is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 777536. The generous EU funding received by the project is complemented with a contribution from the EGI Foundation and its participants, and in-kind contributions made available by service providers of the EGI Federation.
The proposal for the EOSC-synergy project, submitted to the Horizon 2020 EINFRA-EOSC-5(b) call, has been favourably evaluated. The project will be coordinated by IBERGRID, the Iberian scientific and technological cooperation framework signed by Spain and Portugal on distributed computing. The project runs from September 1st 2019 to 31st of March 2022.
The consortium additionally includes the main research infrastructure and data providers in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, experts in policy development and FAIR data repositories in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the EGI Foundation.
Research groups in the areas of Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Astrophysics. Earth Observation are represented by research centers from Portugal, France and Spain, and by a leading industrial partner, INDRA. The project will also act as a bridge of EOSC towards South America, establishing a link with the Brazilian Cloud and Astrophysics experiments.
EOSC-synergy will contribute to the European Open Science Cloud landscape by expanding the capabilities and building the capabilities of EOSC. In practice this will mean more compute and storage available to researchers, and more datasets and tools to expand avenues of research.
IBERGRID development & coordination in Spain
IBERGRID was created under the agreement of Scientific and Technological cooperation signed by Spain and Portugal in 2003, and the collaboration agreements signed in 2005 in terms of Grid Technologies and Communication Networks for R & D. In 2006 a joint Hispanic-Portuguese Commission was set up, whose mission is to coordinate the e-Infrastructures of the two countries (link to the document of the Hispano-Portuguese Summit 2006 in Badajoz).
The so called Plan Ibérico Común, adresses the implementation of a common plan for the interconnection of Research Networks and the coordination of Scientific Applications, Distributed Computing Infrastructures, Supercomputing Infrastructures, and Data Repositories.
The IBERGRID collaboration includes, in addition to these infrastructures, a series of meetings and conferences opened within the framework of the collaboration, which are held annually in an alternative manner in each of the two countries.
The participation of Portugal in IBERGRID takes place in the framework of INCD. More information at the FCT webpages; Spain participates in two European e-Science initiatives: EGI and IBERGRID. More information at the MINECO webpage for International Infrastructures
The Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration (AARC) initiative was first launched in May 2015 to address the increased need for federated access and for authentication and authorisation mechanisms by research and e-infrastructures.
Running for two years, AARC was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement 653965.
A second phase of the project (AARC2) started in May 2017 to continue to develop and pilot an integrated cross-discipline authentication and authorisation framework, building on existing authentication and authorisation infrastructures (AAIs).
AARC2 is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement 730941.
Proyectos Explora Ciencia y Explora Tecnología
COOP+ Promoting collaboration among RIS
The general objective is to analyse how to address cross-disciplinary Global challenges in environmental sciences by joining the data and know-how resources of international Research Infrastructures in collaboration
COOPEUS (Strengthening the cooperation between the US and the EU in the field of environmental research infrastructures. Grant Agreement number: CSA-312118).
Developing world-class research infrastructures for environmental research is one of the top priorities of European authorities. This proposal brings together scientists and users being involved in Europe’s major environmental related research infrastructure projects, i.e. EISCAT, EPOS, LifeWATCH, EMSO, and ICOS, with their US counterparts that are responsible for the NSF funded projects AMISR, EARTHSCOPE, DataONE, OOI and NEON. The intention is that by interlinking these ac…
The Designing and Enabling E-infrastructures for intensive Processing in a Hybrid DataCloud (DEEP-Hybrid-DataCloud) is project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777435. The key concept proposed in the DEEP-Hybrid-DataCloud project is the need to support intensive computing techniques that require specialized HPC hardware, like GPUs or low-latency interconnects, to explore very large datasets. A Hybrid Cloud approach enables the access to such resources that are not easily reachable by the researchers at the scale needed in the current EU e-infrastructure.
We also propose to deploy under the common label of “DEEP as a Service” a set of building blocks that enable the easy development of applications requiring these techniques: deep learning using neural networks, parallel post-processing of very large data, and analysis of massive online data streams . These services will be deployed in the project testbed, offered to the research communities linked to the project through pilot applications, and integrated under the EOSC framework, where they can be further scaled up in the future
DORII - Deployment of Remote Infrastructure
EGI-Engage (Engaging the EGI Community towards an Open Science Commons. Grant Agreement number 654142) and EGI-InSPIRE (Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe. Grant Agreement number RI-261323).
EGI-Engage will accelerate advancements across the EGI Infrastructure in strategy, policy, business and technical innovation, user engagement towards researchers within the long-tail of science, domain-specific research communities, Research Infrastructures (RIs) within the ESFRI roadmap, as well as SMEs and industry at large.
EGI InSPIRE - Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe
EMI is a collaboration of the three major middleware providers in Europe, ARC, gLite and UNICORE, and other consortia. It aims to deliver a consolidated set of middleware components for deployment in EGI, PRACE and other DCIs; extend the interoperability between grids and other computing infrastructures; strengthen the reliability of the services; and establish a sustainable model to maintain and evolve the middleware, fulfilling the requirements of the user communities.
(EU Fusion fOR Iter Applications) is a project funded by European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) which will provide a comprehensive framework and infrastructure for core and edge transport and turbulence simulation, linking grid and High Performance Computing (HPC), to the fusion modelling community.EUFORIA
The eXtreme DataCloud (XDC) is a EU H2020 funded project under grant agreement 777367, aimed at developing scalable technologies for federating storage resources and managing data in highly distributed computing environments. The services provided will be capable of operating at the unprecedented scale required by the most demanding, data intensive, research experiments in Europe and Worldwide.
XDC will be based on existing tools, whose technical maturity is proved and that the project will enrich with new functionalities and plugins already available as prototypes (TRL6+) that will be brought at the production level (TRL8+) at end of XDC.
The targeted platforms are the current and next generation e-Infrastructures deployed in Europe, such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI), the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) and the computing infrastructures funded by other public and academic initiatives.
All the developments will be community-driven and tested against real life use cases provided by the consortium partners representing research communities belonging to a variety of scientific domains: Life Science, Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, Photon Science and Clinical Research.
The XDC project aims at opening new possibilities to scientific research communities in Europe and worldwide by supporting the evolution of e-Infrastructure services for Exascale data resources. The XDC software will be released as Open Source platforms available for general exploitation.
INDIGO-DataCloud (INtegrating Distributed data Infrastructures for Global ExplOitation. Grant Agreement number RIA 653549).
The INDIGO-DataCloud project (INDIGO for short) aims at developing a data/computing platform targeted at scientific communities, deployable on multiple hardware, and provisioned over hybrid (private or public) e-infrastructures. This platform will be built by leading European developers, resource providers, e-infrastructures and scientific communities in order to ensure its successful exploitation and sustainability.