The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of European organisations working together to observe the oceans, to make the collected marine data freely available and interoperable, to create seamless data layers across sea-basins and to distribute the data and data products through the Internet. The primary aim of EMODnet is to unlock existing but fragmented and hidden marine data and make them accessible for a wide range of users including private bodies, public authorities and researchers.
Blue-Cloud is a European H2020 project with the overarching aim of federating and piloting innovative services for Marine Research & the Blue Economy as a core contribution to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). EOSC aims to provide a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines. Blue-Cloud is working towards the establishment of a marine-thematic component of the EOSC serving the Blue Economy, Marine Environment and Marine Knowledge agendas. Seascape Belgium is leading the development of a strategic Roadmap to 2030. This includes diverse stakeholder consultation and co-creation, including surveys, targeted feedback, workshops and training e.g. hackathon.
Seascape Belgium also contributes to communication, dissemination and outreach of the project, including raising awareness about the Blue Cloud, to build a wide, diverse and global Blue-Cloud community, to underpin the expansion and sustainability of the Blue Cloud beyond 2022. The project started in September 2019 and will end in March 2023.
For more information, please see blue-cloud.org