CWI Joins ESCAPE Project to Build European Open Science Cloud

CWI will participate in the ESCAPE project, which is part of the effort to build a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), which will allow universal access to scientific data through a single online platform, both for the general public and professional researchers.

ESCAPE – the European Science Cluster of Astronomy & particle Physics ESFRI research infrastructures – brings together 31 partners in astronomy, particle physics, mathematics and computer science to collaborate on building the EOSC infrastructure, such as ASTRON, NIKHEF, CERN, CNRS, CWI, ESO, OU, RUG, SURFSara. The ESCAPE actions aim at delivering solutions to ensure integration of data, tools, services and scientific software.

The EOSC will require several services and techniques, many of which will be developed or designed by the partners in the ESCAPE project. ESCAPE was awarded 16 million by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme to boost the implementation of this open science cloud.

Enrico Camporeale, researcher at CWI, says: “Joining the ESCAPE consortium is an excellent opportunity for CWI. It will allow us to use our world-class expertise in machine learning and deep learning for experimenting new services in space weather prediction. In particular, we will leverage the large amount of available solar data for forecasting technology-threatening events such as coronal mass ejections and solar flares. At CWI the grant will be used for hiring a postdoc, whose position will be advertised in early 2019.”

More information, see the official ESCAPE press release and Enrico Camporeale at CWI.

Sources: ESCAPE, CWI/Enrico Camporeale and ASTRON.

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