The C-SCALE (Copernicus – eoSC AnaLytics Engine) Horizon 2020 project will, through the EOSC Portal, deliver a pan-European federated data and computing infrastructure enabling Copernicus Big Data Analytics. The open platform will integrate cross-disciplinary services from the Copernicus DIASData and Information Access Services, the national Collaborative Ground Segments and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), ensuring interoperability between distributed data catalogues, computational tools and infrastructure.
Next cut-off date for applications: 30 September 2021
For more detailed information, see below.
The purpose of the open call is to facilitate co-designing the C-SCALE federation with the scientific community, to ensure that the e-infrastructure implementation is aligned with end-user needs.
With this call for use cases, the C-SCALE project aims to offer access to infrastructure and platform services, dedicated user support and training.
Selected use cases will collaborate with the C-SCALE platform providers to deploy their applications, thereby helping us to identify the needs and requirements of the end-users to improve and refine the functional and non-functional aspects of the overall C-SCALE service portfolio.
Are you interested in piloting a new federated infrastructure for Copernicus and Earth Observation data, with a core computing (Cloud, High-Throughput Computing, High-Performance Computing) and storage architecture optimised for very large data handling and fast user query response? Apply now!
The call targets international researchers, research projects, communities, and infrastructures, as well as national research groups, SMEs and industries who are interested in piloting new technologies and platform services in their Copernicus and/or Earth Observation processing and analysis workflows.
Generally, the use cases supported by the open call mechanism can benefit from new technologies and platform services and through collaboration with infrastructure providers can reach higher technology readiness levels. Moreover, well-established methodologies that are hard to fit in the formal technology readiness model, but have been published and peer-reviewed, can benefit in a similar fashion.
Additionally, working with C-SCALE service providers, the use cases can:
1 The selected use cases should represent operational methods that support open Copernicus / Earth Observation research based on the FAIR principles. The criteria, their background and the priorities that the evaluators have been asked to take into account during the selection process have been published in project deliverable D5.2 Criteria for choosing candidates for the Early Adopter Programme.
The project offers access to compute and storage resources hosting Copernicus data, compute platform services supporting Earth Observation data analytics, data management services and related user support and training.
The total capacity that the C-SCALE project makes available through the call between 2021-2023 is:
The portfolio of services offered to applicants includes:
We encourage interested parties to join the C-SCALE user community and engage with the other developers.
Applicants are requested to provide the following information:
Submissions can be made either online using the below application form, or in e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) using this templateLink to online Word file “C-SCALE_Use_Case_Submission_Form.docx”.