On Wednesday, 14 October 2020, OCRE will launch its first funding call specifically focused on stimulating the adoption of digital Earth Observation (EO) services by researchers.

Two subsequent calls for projects using earth observation services are planned to open in...

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Cloud computing is fundamental to unlocking major European policy goals like that of the European Data Strategy and EU Green Deal, being an essential condition for an...

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The OCRE project, which aims to increase the uptake of cloud services amongst researchers, has today announced the members of its Expert Advisory Board. The board is composed of experts in the field and will support and guide the OCRE consortium.

 

The board...

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OCRE today (15 July 2020) announces the publication of its first open funding call focused on consumable commercial cloud and digital services for researchers, available via its frameworks. The first funding call for projects will open on September 15th, 2020 and will last for six...

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With the OCRE OCRE IaaS+ Tender now closed, OCRE is now gearing up to launch its tender for digital Earth Observation services in the coming weeks.

The OCRE IaaS+ Tender was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 16 April 2020 with interested bidders invited to respond...

EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) is an integrated platform that allows easy access to lots of services and resources for various research domains along with integrated data analytics tools and is home to 1.7 million researchers & high tech professionals. The...

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OCRE and CERN openlab have announced the winning applicants for the COVID19 related voucher call. The call to distribute €10,000 worth of IaaS vouchers was launched on the...

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OCRE and European research communities are joining forces to address the covid19 outbreak through the search for a vaccine.

The key to this joint effort comes from the concept of Open Science and the open sharing of data. This - through the usage of cloud services -...

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OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) today launched a new round of funding vouchers for early career researchers. The vouchers worth €500 give access to cloud resources for researchers and are being distributed through OCRE partners CERN Openlab, and CloudSigma....

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Today 30th of April, OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) announces the extension until the 8th of May 2020 of the distribution of funding vouchers for early career researchers. The vouchers are being distributed through OCRE partners CERN Openlab, Eurodoc...

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Today the 16th of April, OCRE announces the publication of its OCRE IaaS+ Tender for commercial cloud services that will empower the research capabilities of the European research community. 

The announcement, link to the...

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OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) today launched its distribution of funding vouchers for early career researchers carrying out research on COVID19 and related topics. The vouchers are being distributed through OCRE partners CERN Openlab, Eurodoc and...

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OCRE has published the results of its Earth Observation requirements gathering survey, which was conducted by OCRE partner RHEA Group in conjunction with Trust-IT and EARSC. The analysis of the responses has allowed the identification of consumption habits, needs and technical...

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A flexible funding scheme was made available by the EU through OCRE  vouchers for individual researchers and adoption funding for individual institutions & buyer groups

One of the main goals of OCRE is to...

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EU has allocated € 9.5 million for Research and Education institutions that will adopt EOSC

One of the practical objectives of the H2020 Eu...

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OCRE has published the results of its commodity cloud requirements gathering survey, which was conducted by OCRE partner CERN in conjunction with Eurodoc and the Marie Curie Alumni Association. The analysis of the responses has allowed the identification of consumption habits, needs and

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The OCRE tender has been postponed to Q1 2020 pending further refinements to strategic documentation.

The aim of the tender is to stimulate the adoption of commercial digital services by the European research community by aggregating demand side requirements and facilitating the entrance...

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, has been selected for the wave 1 of the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) Voucher Program to provide thousands of European researchers with access to AWS’s services and compute...

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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...

The deadline to participate in the requirements gathering surveys for the Earth Observation has just been extended to 13 September 2019, 12.00PM CEST! 

Non-anonymous respondents for the Earth Observation user and supplier surveys have the opportunity to win a drone!  ...

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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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With all the benefits that come with being listed in the OCRE Tender, institutions of research and education, and even hospitals, universities and schools, can't miss out on the opportunity to use cloud and digital Earth Observation (EO) services for 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.