07 April 2019 - 07:00 to 12 April 2019 - 14:30

Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2019 this year will take place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, where the OCRE project will be directly involved in two sessions.

The event is the largest geosciences meeting in Europe and brings together thousands of geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. It is a non-profit interdisciplinary learned association of scientists founded in 2002 with headquarters in Munich, Germany.

Its General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 14,000 scientists from all over the world. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, energy, and resources.

Cloud Services in the Earth Observation field will be a relevant topic throughout the entire Assembly. OCRE will participate in the two sessions below:

Open Cloud for Research Environments
Providing free cloud and EO resources to the research community

Fri, 12 Apr, 10:45–12:30 
Room 0.16

OCRE will introduce the project to the research community and promote the benefits that will bring to the community such as free access to cloud resources and EO services. The session will also be the 2nd Requirements Gathering Workshop of the project.

We want to listen to researchers to gather their inputs and shape our tender accordingly and to bring them resources that they need and would like to use.

This presentation will introduce the benefits of the Open Clouds for Research Environment for providers and for researchers. It will also address how OCRE aggregates community demand and requirements and applies these into a pan-European call-for-competition, for commercial service providers to respond to. This tender which will be launched in Q3 of 2019, will result in procurement-compliant framework agreements with suitable suppliers. In the presentation OCRE will talk about how providers can respond to this opportunity. In addition the presentation will touch upon how researchers, affiliated/not affiliated to institutions will be able to consume the services through ready-to-use contracts, without the need to run their own tender and how OCRE will stimulate usage through an adoption fund.

Convener: José Manuel Delgado Blasco 

Learn more about the EGU General Assembly 2019 by visiting the dedicated website: https://www.egu2019.eu/

Earth/Environmental Science Applications on Cloud and HPC Infrastructures

Orals  | Thu, 11 Apr, 14:00–15:45 Room M1
Posters | Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–10:15 Hall X1

This session aims to highlight Earth Science research concerned with state of the art computational and data infrastructures such as Clouds (commercial, on premis, European EOSC) and HPC (Supercomputer, Clusters, accelerator-based systems (GPGPU, FPGA)). 

It will focus on data intensive workflows (scientific workflows) between Infrastructures e.g. European data and compute infrastructures down to complex analysis workflows on an HPC system e.g. in situ coupling frameworks. The session presents an opportunity for everyone to present and learn from results achieved, success stories and experience gathered during the process of study, adaptation and exploitation of these systems.

Further contributions are welcome that showcase middleware and tools developed to support Earth Science applications on Cloud and HPC, e.g. to increase effectiveness, robustness or ease of use.

Topics of interest include:

  • Data intensive Earth Science applications and how they have been adapted to different HPC infrastructures
  • Data mining software stacks in use for large environmental datasets
  • HPC simulation and High Performance Data Analytics e.g. code coupling, in-situ workflows
  • Experience with Earth Science applications in Cloud environments e.g. solutions on Amazon Web Services, Google Earth Engine, Microsoft Azure, and Earth Science simulation codes in private and European Cloud infrastructures (Open Science Cloud)
  • Tools and services for Earth Science data management, workflow execution, web services and portals to ease access to compute resources.
  • Tools and middleware for Earth Science applications on Grid, Cloud and on High Performance Computing infrastructures.
  • Earth Science Application using cloud native solutions
  • Innovative Evaluation and Prediction Applications for Large Earth Science Datasets

Download the OCRE Earth Observation Researcher Flyer