Services for the European Open Science Cloud

EOSC-hub’s thematic services: an overview of achievements

Thematics services are a fundamental part of the EOSC realisation as together with the core services they provide tools and applications that can be used by scientific communities to support their research workflow. EOSC-hub has involved thematic services from different domains from its very beginning with the aim to: 

  • showcase integration scenarios and 

  • make available via the EOSC portal services to support scientific communities.

EOSC-hub sees the contribution from nine thematic services covering different scientific disciplines that have achieved a high level of integration with EOSC: various levels of technical integration have been successfully achieved and at least one service from each thematic service has been made available via the EOSC Marketplace. In its own domain, each of the EOSC-hub thematic services is a success story for EOSC.

 

Thematic service

Scientific domain

Short success story

Services available in the EOSC Portal

CLARIN - European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology

Humanities

New collaboration established with Europeana: 

metadata (about 120k records) into the VLO. 

«It is now possible to directly call a broad range of processing applications via the Language Resource Switchboard. This
demonstrates literally how we are providing a Hub in EOSC(-Hub)»

Dynamic On Demand Analysis Service (DODAS) automates the process of provisioning, creating, managing and accessing a pool of heterogeneous computing and storage resources

Physical sciences

DODAS is highly integrated with a wide range of EOSC-hub services. Born within CMS experiment computing environment, since 2018 is integrating within data analysis workflow of 4 communities within HEP, Astroparticle and Gravitational wave (AMS, Fermi and Virgo).

ENES Climate Analytics Service (ECAS) enables scientific end-users to perform data analysis experiments on large volumes of multidimensional data

Earth sciences

ECAS has successfully integrated a wide range of services across
workflow stages and multiple EOSC service provider areas to provide a unique working environment. Preliminary uptake has shown that the ECAS environment can facilitate better data and workflow sharing close to the user needs.

GEO Discovery and Access Broker (GEO DAB) transparently connects GEOSS User’s requests to the resources shared by the GEOSS Providers

Earth sciences

Demo of GEOSS was presented at the EOSC Launch in 2018 and a new updated version has been presented at the GEO Plenary, in the context of EuroGEOSS Sprint To Ministerial of the European Commission. 

OPENCoastS service builds on-demand circulation forecast systems for user-selected sections of the North Atlantic coast.

Earth sciences

OPENCoastS has grown from a national service to a worldwide platform with users on all 5 continents. Thanks to the service provided by EOSC-hub,  we have over 20050 international deployment and users in 3923 countries. Four  international training events have spread the word on the advantage of using e-infrastructures and their core services to support user oriented engineering platforms to address coastal research and management needs.

WeNMR - A Worldwide e-infrastructure for NMR and structural biology

A suite of web portals providing user-friendly access to complex computational workflows and tasks in the structural biology field.

Biological sciences

HADDOCK is a Thematic Service for structural biologists provided through the EOSC Marketplace.

The capacity of the portal and the EOSC HTC resources supporting it have been extended to meet the increased demand due to the COVID pandemic.

During the lockdown the average number of unique users per month has more than doubled (from 300 to >600) and the number of processed submissions increased by almost a factor 3 to reach a peak of 8500 in May 2020. 

 

EO Pillar provides access to different services in the field of Earth Observation (EO)

Earth sciences

Terradue, an EO private company, provides the engineering and operational support for the Geohazards Exploitation Platform (GEP), which offers a rich set of ready to use EO data processing services for the analysis and monitoring of earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides. 

GEP is integrated with the EGI Federated Cloud and is now part of the Hub offering. In numbers: 1.4 Million Cloud Compute hours and +108% increase of use of Terradue services.

Set of web-based services that provide user-friendly solutions (tools and applications) addressing the needs of different research groups within the DARIAH community and digital arts and humanities research domain in general. 

Humanities

DARIAH Repository becomes target data repository for an increasing number of projects and initiatives (Discuss Data (DE), Text+ (DE), SSHOC, and more under discussion).

European Infrastructure Consortium providing e-Science research facilities to scientists seeking to increase our knowledge and deepen our understanding of Biodiversity organisation and Ecosystem functions and services in order to support civil society in addressing key planetary challenges.

Earth sciences

Great opportunity of knowing other institutions and their respective activities. 

Some service providers have been in contact to be integrated into the EOSC-hub Marketplace in order to gain visibility and get other extra benefits from being at this European platform. 

This is the case for example of ‘Glacier Lagoons of Sierra Nevada’, from the University of Granada, Spain.

 

Debora Testi leads the Thematic Services WP in the EOSC-hub project.

News type:

07/01/2021