The Blue-Cloud project brings together a rich range of marine data infrastructures with a series of quality horizontal e-infrastructures and selected marine researchers.
The project capitalises on existing frameworks and resources to develop and deploy the pilot Blue-Cloud as a cyber platform bringing together and providing access to:
- multidisciplinary data from observations and models
- analytical tools
- computing facilities that are essential for key blue science use cases
The horizontal e-infrastructures
They are exploiting already existing resources to develop and deploy the Blue-Cloud framework. The federation happens at the levels of data resources, computing resources and analytical service resources. The Blue-Cloud Data Discovery and Access Service was developed to facilitate sharing with users of multi-disciplinary datasets.
Developing and deploying a Virtual Lab for each demonstrator, which will become part of the Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment (VRE) and as such will be made accessible for users.
A Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment (VRE) has been established to facilitate the sharing and combining of computing and analytical services for specific applications. D4Science is the core platform providing a central VRE with many core services for building and running multiple thematic Virtual Labs.