The Data we need for the Ocean we care for – Satellite event at 2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference

Blue-Cloud Event
9 April 2024 17:00–18:30
World Trade Center, Room 9-10, Barcelona, Spain

Data collection, analysis and application are key enablers for ocean data innovation. Data integration/interoperability is needed. A workshop organised as an off-site event of the 2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference, 9 April 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, will deep dive into cases of success in data sharing practices from European research infrastructures, and how to maximise this potential at global level for contributing to the SDGs and the Digital Twins of the Ocean programmes.

The workshop will be opened by the European Commission’s Directorate-General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and will showcase best practices of marine data federation  from the Blue-Cloud2026 and the iMAGINE European projects, with specific insights on applications for marine biology and the fishery domain. With input by EMODnet, Copernicus Marine and leading marine research infrastructures, Blue-Cloud ( is contributing to the open science transformation by an easier discovery and access of blue data, open to all to implement open science and AI. The iMagine initiative ( provides a portfolio of image datasets, high-performance image analysis tools empowered with Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Best Practice documents for scientific image analysis.

The OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) and the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) of IOC/UNESCO will also join the workshop to dive into the education and training needs to ensure data management practices and standards are put in place at a global level.

Last but not least, representatives from the European Digital Twins of the Ocean (EU DTO) Programme and its global counterpart, the DITTO programme, will complement with insights from the global efforts to build awareness around the ensuring cross-regional data sharing towards the development of digital twins of the ocean.

More info on the Blue-Cloud website here.

ICOS Science Conference 2024 – Abstract Submission is Open

The 6th ICOS Science Conference will be held in France from Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th of September 2024 in Versailles Palais des Congrès and online. In addition there will be an ice-breaker networking event on Monday the 9th and excursions or other side events on Friday the 13th so make sure to reserve the whole week in your calendar.

This year’s theme is “From GHG observations through science to services”. The sessions reflect ICOS’s three domains – Atmosphere, Ecosystem and Ocean – and incorporate broader themes such as climate services, science communication and cooperation between Research Infrastructures.

The Call for Abstracts for ICOS Science Conference is now open! The abstract submission deadline is Monday, 8 April, 2024 at 13:00 CET.

Learn more about the sessions and how to submit an abstract on the conference website.

Open and FAIR environmental data for societal benefits, an ENVRI-FAIR policy event

June 20 @ 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm


The ENVRI-FAIR project (2019–2023) is coming to an end, and the achieved results are impressive. In a community effort, the European environmental Research Infrastructures have converged towards the provision of fully open and FAIR data and services that are crucial to provide solutions for the major challenges of our planet: climate change and its impacts on the Earth system, our ability to respond to and predict natural hazards, and our understanding and prevention of ecosystem loss. This event will highlight the main achievements of the ENVRI Community and their concrete applications to benefit our societies. It will open up for future ways to increase the societal impact of the European environmental cluster.

The event will take place on 20.6.2023, from 14:45-16:45 CEST, online and at Lund University, room Lux Aula, Helgonavägen 3 223 62 Lund, Sweden.


Welcome to the European Community of Environmental RIs, ENVRI
Andreas Petzold Coordinator of the ENVRI-FAIR project
Werner Kutsch Chair of the Board of European Environmental Research Infrastructures

ENVRI enables open science
Anca Hienola Co-Coordinator of the ENVRI-FAIR project
All environmental data and services provided by the ENVRI Community are ready to be integrated into the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

ENVRI makes cross-disciplinarity a reality
Niklas Blomberg Director of the European life sciences infrastructure, ELIXIR
Rory Fitzgerald Director of the European Social Survey, ESS
Breaking silos is a major achievement, not only inside the ENVRI Community, but beyond the environmental cluster.

ENVRI supports the work with FAIR data and services in the cloud
Peter Thijsse Project Manager at MARIS
Blue-Cloud is an example of advanced services (harmonised data access, Virtual Research Environments…) using FAIR data in the cloud that support the research community and businesses.

Questions and answers

ENVRI gives access to Europe’s environmental data
Ulrich Bundke Data Manager of ENVRI-FAIR
Angeliki Adamaki Project Manager at Lund University-ICOS Carbon Portal
The ENVRI-Hub demonstrator is the major achievement of ENVRI-FAIR and represents a crucial step in making European data from the environmental cluster accessible to all.

Questions and answers

Together towards higher societal impact: the future of ENVRI
Andreas Petzold Coordinator of the ENVRI-FAIR project

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EOSC Future Train-the-Trainer Active Learning Course

June 26 @ 10:00 am – June 29 @ 12:00 pm

The EOSC Future project is excited to announce its Train-the-Trainer Active Learning Course online June 26-29 2023, 10.00 – 12:00 CEST. This four-day online course covers four different modules for trainers to enhance their understanding of EOSC and various related topics alongside their ability to integrate it into their training activities.

The first module, Preparing to Train about EOSC, will provide trainers with an overview of EOSC, its role in enabling open science, and its main components. The second module, Using the EOSC Portal, will delve into the various services and functionalities available on the EOSC Portal and how trainers can utilise them in their training activities. The third module, Addressing Legal and Ethical Issues relating to EOSC Use, will cover the legal and ethical issues involved in EOSC use, and the ways in which trainers can address these issues in their training activities. Finally, the fourth module, Crafting your own Training using the EOSC Knowledge Hub and Other Resources, will provide trainers with hands-on experience in creating their own training using EOSC resources and the EOSC Knowledge Hub.

Trainers can sign up for one, all, or a combination of the modules, depending on their interests and needs. The course will be delivered online via Zoom from 26-29 June 2023.

Registration is open until 19 June 2023 on the event page. As there is limited space for participants, registration may close early when the maximum attendance list is reached. Should you not be available on these dates, look forward to a repeat of this course from 11-16 September 2023!

Start: June 26 @ 10:00 am
End: June 29 @ 12:00 pm

EOSC Symposium 2023

September 20 – September 22

We are pleased to inform you that the dates and location are set for this year’s EOSC Symposium. From 20-22 September 2023, the extended EOSC community will come together in Madrid, Spain.

EOSC Symposium 2023 will be organised by EOSC Future, together with the EOSC Tripartite collaboration (the EOSC Association, the EOSC Steering Board and the European Commission), in the context of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


Last year’s event, which took place in Prague on 14-17 November 2022, marked the EOSC Symposium’s return as an in-person event, with over 400 participants. This year, the event will be fully hybrid, facilitating broader exchanges – in person and online – between stakeholders from ministries, policy makers, research organisations, service providers, research e-infrastructures and research communities from across Europe and beyond.

You can get a glimpse of discussions from EOSC Symposium 2022 in the event recap video here.


A call for applications will open in April. In the meantime, you can sign up for the event waiting list via the #EOSCsymposium23 website.

Start: September 20
End: September 22

Innovation in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques virtual workshop

(Past Event) Innovation in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques virtual workshop

June 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop is aimed at all industry professionals, researchers, and students interested in innovation in atmospheric measurement techniques, including:

Research Organizations operating European Research Infrastructure (RI) or interested in RI data and services

Private Companies offering scientific instrumentation or services in the field of atmospheric measurement

Industrial End-Users looking for new technologies/services

Air Quality Networks interested in enhancing their monitoring capacities

Policy-makers and other responsible bodies, interested in enhancing their capacity to inform, monitor and report on national and international (EU, UNFCCC) environmental directive.

The workshop is hosted by three EU RIs working in the Atmospheric Measurements remit, ACTRIS, ICOS and IAGOS, together with the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (EMME-CARE). It is organized by the Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C) of the Cyprus Institute with the support of the University of Helsinki, the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz (MPIC), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

Date: June 8
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm