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Organisations interested in acting as a buyer group coordinator as part of the OCRE Tender have until 4 October 2019, 18:00 CET to express interest and be eligible for the adoption funds. 

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Individual researchers interested in obtaining one of OCRE’s IaaS vouchers, but are not members of EURODOC or the Marie Curie Alumni Association, are now invited to apply for OCRE’s vouchers through EOSC-hub’s Early Adopter Programme.

OCRE is one of the early partners of...

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CloudSigma was selected as a cloud partner for the initial phase of the OCRE project.

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Following a call for organising buyer groups to be listed in the OCRE Tender, up to 39 countries, through the national research and education networks (NREN), have committed to be listed as buyer group coordinators, providing an indication of the strong demand for commercial digital research...

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Less than a month is left for individual institutions to enlist themselves to use in-demand future commercial cloud and Earth Observation (EO) services for research resulting from the OCRE Tender, and to potentially benefit from adoption funding.

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Earlier this week, cloud service providers that are part of the OCRE Community Network have been notified about the process to access the "draft tender" for commodity cloud services in preparation for the official publication of the tender in October this year.

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Great news! If you haven't had the chance to respond to the requirements gathering surveys, the deadlines have just been extended!

12 September 2019, 18:00 CEST is the new extended deadline to provide feedback from the original 19 July 2019 deadline. 

Survey respondents have the...

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There are now more reasons for you to participate and provide feedback to OCRE's Earth Observation (EO) requirements gathering surveys. All EO survey respondents have the chance to win a brand new, top-of-the-line drone!

OCRE has launched the Earth Observation user and supplier surveys in...

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In an effort to identify the digital Earth Observation (EO) services most needed by European researchers from commercial service providers, the Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE) has launched its requirements gathering activities.

The following surveys have been...

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Deadline for entries for the ECMWF’s Summer of Weather Code (ESoWC) 2019, an initiative to promote innovative weather-related open-source software, is fast approching on 21 April! Developers from all over the world are invited to submit a proposal to solve...

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Almost 30 representatives from over 20 cloud and earth observation were gathered in OCRE's Supplier Face-to-Face event in Utrecht, The Netherlands today, 12 March 2019 to explore opportunities to offer commodity cloud services and earth observation services to researchers through OCRE. 

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Suppliers of cloud or Earth Observation services will be gathering at the OCRE-Suppliers Face-to-Face Meeting, taking place on 12 March 2019 at the SURF Utrecht premises in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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The Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE), aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the European research community, by bringing together cloud providers, Earth Observation (EO) organisations and the research and education community, through ready-to-use service agreements and €9.5 million in adoption funding.