Blue-Cloud is a European H2020 project with the overarching aim of federating and piloting innovative services for Marine Research & the Blue Economy as a core contribution to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). 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 component of the 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. The project started in September 2019 and will end in March 2023.

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