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A federated European FAIR and Open Research Ecosystem for oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters

Objective

Blue-Cloud 2026 builds upon the pilot Blue-Cloud project which established a pilot cyber platform, providing researchers access to multi-disciplinary datasets from observations, analytical services, and computing facilities essential for blue science. Core services delivered are the federated Data Discovery & Access Service (DD&AS), the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) and Virtual Labs. Blue-Cloud 2026 aims at a further evolution of its pilot ecosystem into a Federated European Ecosystem to deliver FAIR & Open data, analytical services, instrumental for deepening research of oceans, EU seas, coastal & inland waters. It develops a thematic marine extension to EOSC for open web-based science, & serves needs of the EU Blue Economy, Marine Environment and Marine Knowledge agendas. Blue-Cloud 2026 in 42 months covers activities at a growing number of federated environmental RIs to improve & optimise services for uptake of new data sets from a multitude of data originators and for discovery and access to their structured data collections. The advanced ecosystem will provide a core data service for the Digital Twin of the Ocean, mobilising and making available major additional data resources as validated and harmonised in-situ data by means of Data Lakes. The modular architecture of the VRE is scalable & sustainable, fit for connecting additional e-infrastructures, integrating more blue analytical services, configuring more Virtual Labs, and targeting broader (groups of) users.
Blue-Cloud 2026 main KERs: A) FAIR compliant DD&AS; B) Open Science VRE federating multiple e-Infrastructures; C) 3 EOV WorkBenches; D) 5 Virtual Labs; E) Blue Strategic Roadmap; F) DTO Task Force.
Blue-Cloud 2026 is co-ordinated by the same organisations Trust-IT & MARIS, counting on the same core team of partners CNR, Ifremer, MOI, Seascape Belgium, VLIZ; overall it mobilises a solid, multidisciplinary, & committed team of 40 partners from 13 EU countries.

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Net EU contribution
€ 575 031,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (37)

TRUST-IT SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 720 438,00
Address
Via Francesco Redi 10
56124 Pisa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

COMMPLA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 134 250,00
Address
Via Francesco Redi 10
56124 Pisa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MARIENE INFORMATIE SERVICE MARIS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 701 562,50
Address
Gildeweg 7a
2632 BD Nootdorp

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NUBISWARE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 187 350,00
Address
Via Sterpulino 11
56121 Pisa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Net EU contribution
€ 440 625,00
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Finistère
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SEASCAPE BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 564 062,50
Address
Kindermansstraat 14 Bus 19
1000 Brussel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MERCATOR OCEAN
France
Net EU contribution
€ 205 312,50
Address
2 Avenue De L Aerodrome De Montaudran
31400 Toulouse

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Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 568 500,00
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Oostende
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 300 937,50
Address
Via Marco Biagi 5
73100 Lecce

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Region
Sud Puglia Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 449 763,25
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 71 962,50
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 137 587,50
Address
Via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno Bo

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 96 637,50
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 7
11523 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 354 437,50
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 102 687,50
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 126 562,50
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 283 437,50
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 300 625,00
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
34010 Sgonico-trieste

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Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 85 437,50
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7km
19013 Attikia Anavissos

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Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ETT SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 110 437,50
Address
Via Sestri 37 1 2
16154 Genova

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEAFLOORAND WATER COLUMN OBSERVATORY - EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (EMSO ERIC)
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 127 437,50
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 106 837,50
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

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Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 218 062,50
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege

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Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING EGI
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 393 187,50
Address
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 208 125,00
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SOCIB - CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL SISTEMA DE OBSERVACION COSTERO DE LAS ILLES BALEARS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 168 437,50
Address
Edificio Naorte S/n, Bloque A, Planta 2, Puerta 3 Parc Bit
07121 Palma

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Este Illes Balears Mallorca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROGOOS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 121 062,50
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1050 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 115 537,50
Address
Folkborgsvagen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN MARINE BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE CENTRE EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 110 437,50
Address
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO HIDROGRAFICO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 159 375,00
Address
R. Das Trinas 49
1249-093 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SIOS SVALBARD AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 65 837,50
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 65 937,50
Address
Jahnebakken 3
5007 Bergen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 46 562,50
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot

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Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN HUB OCEAN
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 111 750,00
Address
Oksenoyveien 10
1366 Lysaker

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
IEEE FRANCE SECTION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 107 062,50
Address
Rue De La Tour 14
75016 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Other
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€ 0,00
OCEANSCOPE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 72 937,50
Address
Pepiniere D'entreprises 38 Rue Jim Sevellec
29200 Brest

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Bretagne Bretagne Finistère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
POKAPOK
France
Net EU contribution
€ 129 187,50
Address
115 Rue Claude Chappe
29280 Plouzane

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Bretagne Bretagne Finistère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data