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EOSC Synergy – Expanding Capabilities, Building Capacities
18 July 2019
DANS will work together with 16 partners to expand the capacity and capabilities of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to nine participating countries, providing more and better resources for scientists in Europe.
The project introduces new capabilities by opening national thematic services to European access, thus expanding the EOSC offer in the Environment, Climate Change, Earth Observation and Life Sciences. This will be supported by an expansion of the capacity through the federation of compute, storage and data resources aligned with the EOSC and FAIR policies and practices.
EOSC-synergy builds on the expertise of leading research organizations, infrastructure providers, NRENs and user communities from Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands, all already committed to the EOSC vision and involved in related activities at national and international level. Furthermore, the project will act as a bridge for EOSC with South America, establishing a link with the Brazilian Research Cloud, fostering global collaboration and opening new resources to European researchers.
In the upcoming 3 years, EOSC-synergy will be the H2020 instrument to promote the implementation and adoption of EOSC services by scientific users in the countries involved in the consortium. The ultimate goal is to build EOSC as a coordinated effort, as an open environment for scientific data and related processing that promotes convergence of infrastructures and scientific thematic services provided at national or European level. In practice this will mean more compute and storage available to researchers, and more datasets and tools to expand avenues of research.
The project begins on the 1st of September 2019, with an official kick-off meeting which is co-located with IBERGRID 2019 in Santiago de Compostela. Registration for IBERGRID 2019, is now open.
For more information about the project, please contact Gerard Coen.