Driving Innovation through the adoption of commercial Cloud and EO services!
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OCRE will make selected commercial digital services an integral part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), ensuring compliance with EOSC requirements and visibility in the EOSC-hub Service Catalogue.

OCRE & Copernicus

OCRE will encourage more EO Services on the Copernicus DIAS, the Data and Information Access Services providing centralised access to Copernicus data and information, as well as to processing tools, enabling the research community to find and consume these services.

The OCRE Service Offer

Commercial Digital Services

Commodity-type commercial digital services necessary for interdisciplinary research activities. Such services include:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS): the provision of compute, storage, network and related services and/or a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage applications, as a public cloud service.

  • Software as a Service (SaaS), on-demand software offerings: a software licensing and delivery model in which software is used by the customer on a subscription basis and is hosted by the supplier as a public cloud service, in the areas of file storage (sync and share), online collaboration, simulation and virtualisation tools.

Earth Observation (EO) services

Data collected by the European Earth Observation programme, Copernicus, made available through a number of Data and Information Access Services (DIAS). Data collected by the European Earth Observation programme, Copernicus, will be made available through a number of Data and Information Access Services (DIAS).

The services provided by these companies range from interactive data analytics, to specific information. OCRE will enable the commercial service providers who create their front-office services on top of these back-end DIASes, to offer their services to the research community.

The Value of OCRE for:

European Researchers

The research communities' increased uptake of earth observation and cloud services and
solutions from diverse providers supports the work of European researchers as it providing them with better
tools to carry out their work.

Research institutions

Taking advantage of innovative commercial services will be more streamlined for research
institutions. Less time is needed to discover and acquire the services they need from the market. With better
tools, cross-border and interdisciplinary collaborations are easier than ever.

Earth Observation Companies

Earth observation companies will be introduced into the "marketplaces" used by research
communities to procure services. This opens up new opportunities and provides them with a better view of the
market for their niche solutions.

Service providers

Legal, financial, and technical compliance barriers preventing service providers from offering
services to research will be minimised. OCRE will make requirements easier to understand for service providers
allowing them to tailor their offering to the research community.

Contact us

Now that the OCRE Project has ended as of 31/12/2022, please contact GÉANT for any enquiries.