OCRE will launch its first funding call specifically focused on stimulating the adoption of digital Earth Observation (EO) services by researchers on Wednesday 14 October 2020. Two subsequent calls for projects using earth observation services are planned to open in February and July 2021 respectively.
The OCRE project essentially has two primary objectives;
The OCRE project operates within the broader EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) and focuses primarily on the consumption by researchers of both commodity cloud and bespoke digital services from commercial suppliers.
The types of bespoke Earth Observation services we anticipate stimulating will include those providing for data processing; Copernicus data rendering and value add; advanced data analytics; interactive development; user algorithm hosting.
Through its Earth Observation Services adoption calls OCRE aims to;
Under this 1st EO funding call, OCRE aims to fund the consumption of EO services by projects which can become clear showcases for the benefits of using Earth Observation Services; projects which;
Examples of some Earth Observation Services can be found here.
OCRE expects to launch two more funding calls to stimulate the use of Earth Observation Services, opening in February and July respectively.
These subsequent calls will be open for submissions by individual institutions (100% of service consumption funded) and collaborations of institutions represented by a lead institution (co-funded, 50% of service consumption expected to be funded).