SEADATACLOUD

SEADATACLOUD

SEADATACLOUD- Further developing the Pan-European infrastructure for ocean & marine data management. SeaDataNet infrastructure was implemented during the EU/FP6 SeaDataNet project (2006-2011). The second phase, EU/FP7 SeaDataNet 2 project(2011-2015), has upgraded the SeaDataNet infrastructure into an operationally robust and state-of-the-art Pan-European infrastructure for providing up-to-date and high quality access to ocean and marine metadata, data and data products. The SeaDataNet pan-European infrastructure has been developed by NODCs and major research institutes from 34 countries. Over 100 marine data centres are connected and provide discovery and access to data resources for all European researchers.

Moreover, SeaDataNet is a key infrastructure driving several portals of the European Marine Observation and Data network (EMODnet), initiated by EU DG-MARE for Marine Knowledge, MSFD, and Blue Growth. SeaDataNet complements the Copernicus Marine Environmental Monitoring Service (CMEMS), coordinated by EU DG-GROW.

The EU/H2020 SeaDataCloud project (2016-2020)aims at considerably advancing SeaDataNet services and increasing their usage, adopting cloud and High Performance Computing (HPC) technology for better performance. More users will be engaged and for longer sessions by including advanced services in a Virtual Research Environment. Researchers will be empowered with a collection of services and tools, tailored to their specific needs, supporting marine research and enabling generation of added-value products. HCMR is responsible for the expansion and governance of metadata and data contentof the infrastructure well as for the development and operation of the network monitoring system.

HCMR contact person: Dr. Athanasia (Sissy) Iona
Geographic Coverage: European Seas
Duration: 2016– 2020
Project website: https://www.seadatanet.org/