The European Open Science Cloud launched by the European Commission
The launched of the first Cloud is a major milestone on the change of the way European science works
- November 28, 2018 09:30
- Olya Georgieva
The European Open Science Cloud was proposed in April 2016 as part of the European Commission Communication European Cloud Initiative - Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe. Last week, following the efforts of the Commission, all Member states and the European scientific community the first Cloudwas launched, which will provide a safe environment for researchers to store, analyze and re-use data for research, innovation and educational purposes. The EOSC aims to give Europe a global lead in scientific data infrastructures, and to ensure that European scientists reap the full benefits of data-driven science, as well as promoting international collaborations.
The launch of the portal, enabling access to the first sets of services and resources, is a major step towards completing the EOSC by 2020. The EOSC will unlock the value of big data by providing world-class supercomputing capability, high-speed connectivity and leading-edge data and software services for science including artificial intelligence algorithms, industry and the public sector. This universal entry point has the potential to help 1.7 million researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, humanities and social sciences to access a growing volume of open data and other resources from a wide range of national, regional and institutional public research infrastructures in Europe.