FNS-Cloud aims to develop an on-demand, federated network (cloud infrastructure), supporting access and exploitation of FNS resources, integrated with other thematic clouds and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). In addition, FNS-Cloud fosters advanced methods and Services for user communities, making FNS data more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) and adding-value to publicly funded research for citizens.
Usage and exploitation of Blue-Cloud VRE services: FNS-Cloud supports the development of the new FAO uFish dataset, a widely used and cited reference table of Food Composition values of aquatic products. The data are taken from selected publications and undergo a thorough review and validation process that must be replicated in this application. The collaboration between Blue-Cloud and FNS-Cloud brings twofold benefits. On one side, the uFish dataset benefits from EU supported API’s, like FOODEX2, available in the FNS-Cloud dataset. On the other side, through uFish, FNS-Cloud will be able to find fully referenced records on Food Composition of aquatic products. The uFish dataset is going to enrich the Blue-Cloud Fishery VRE in terms of GRSF description of fish items in the food-value chain and can contribute to a better understanding of the nutritional contribution of fish to food systems. The data connection can be guaranteed through the exploitation of the D4Science Infrastructure.
Contribution to Blue-Cloud Roadmap: Karl Presser is one the ESEB members, fully involved in supporting the strategic mission of Blue-Cloud.
Joint dissemination/communication activities: FNS-Cloud and Blue-Cloud are going to organise joint dissemination and communication activities and prepare joint articles in order to raise awareness of their project results.