In the European landscape of marine and ocean data management, great progress has been made during three decades with developing standards, services, and establishing dedicated infrastructures. These infrastructures provide services for discovery and access to collected marine in-situ and remote sensing data and for ensuring long term stewardship. The Blue-Cloud project seeks to bring together these marine data infrastructures a group of leading European horizontal e-infrastructures.
The federation will be at the levels of data resources, computing resources and analytical service resources. A series of Virtual Research Environments, and a Data Discovery and Access Service will be developed to facilitate sharing with users of multi-disciplinary datasets.