EMODnet is a network of organisations working together to observe the sea, to make the marine data collected 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.The European Open Science Cloud (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 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. More info can be found here.