WP11

W11: Virtual Access

*WP8-VA in the DoA

  Work package leader: SOCIB
Contact:  Juan Gabriel Fernández
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Objectives:

Establish and facilitate access to JERICO-S3 RI’s & Resources through well-established EC Virtual Access instruments.

General Objective: Provide smooth and efficient access to the e-JERICO, the virtual part of the JERICO-RI and Resources for researchers or research teams from academy and industry using EU funded TA and VA instruments, assuring integration of TA activities in VA framework and enhancing the access to bio-geo-chemical and biological observing systems, thus reinforcing the ocean data value chain. The access opportunities will build long-term, collaborations between users and JERICO-S3 RIs.

Specific objectives for VA:

  1. Provide and facilitate centralized access to JERICO-S3 RI resources (data, products, services, best practices, VRE tools, platforms, e-libraries and e-training modules).
  2. Assure integration between both JERICO-S3 RI VA portal and JERICO-S3 RI D2P e-infrastructure.

Task 11.1: Virtual Access

Virtual Access will provide (1) an easy and unique point of access to JERICO RI resources required to cover the whole ocean observing value chain (in line with EPOS, SERA, and ACTRIS), (2) metrics to assess access and usage of JERICO Resources included in the following definition and (3) integration between TA and VA. JERICO Resources are defined as a stock or supply of assets that can be drawn on by either an external end-user or JERICO RI partner in order to develop research activities effectively. JERICO resources are classified as (1) JERICO-S3 platforms, PSSs and IRs, (2) datasets from PSSs and IRSs, (3) added value products, (4) software tools stored in external e-libraries, (5) services for integrating and analysing multidisciplinary data, (6) e-training modules and (7) Best Practices documentation.

A VA framework will be defined and established. This will allow scalability and discoverability of JERICO-S3 capabilities making use of the existing community resources so that an increase of scientific and societal impact in a long-term sustained RI is expected. The JERICO-RI Value Chain: from science to society. This VA framework implies the development of a JERICO RI e-infrastructure (e-JERICO) supported by two main components in specific tasks that are to be included in WP7 (VA Portal to provide a central hub where users can individually discover and access the JERICO-RI Resources and a set of Pilot Data-to-Products Thematic Services for integrating and analysing multidisciplinary data).

Access Provider Obligations

In order to recover the access costs, providers need to (1)accept that the resources made available for VA are publicized widely in english from M1, (2) update (when required from WP11 leaders) into the online resources catalog the VA activities to be publicized and accessed through the e-JERICO, (3) already have an assessment tool such as google statistics or others. These should be operational from M1, (4) maintain and provide to EC appropriate documentation to support and justify the amount of access reported (e.g. nature and quantity of access provided to end-users). This will be done through the provision of information to WP11 coordination for the two expected reports on VA JERICO Resources access statistics and service provision, (5) provide open the access to European and international user communities, and (6) commit to publish news about VA activities according to the proposed schedule provided by WP11 coordination from M3 to be able to disseminate progress in VA activities. 

Modality of access under this proposal

A user will remotely access an infrastructure listed from VA providers via the internet to gain access to a resource that delivers products, services, data or information. Access to all JERICO-RI Resources will be made available through the JERICO VA Portal, as well as through the web pages of the main involved services providers, including data aggregators (EMODnet, SeaDataNet and CMEMS), IODE OBP-Repository, IODE OTGA, e-libraries (github, etc). This access will be freely available and the ambition is to provide access 24h per day, 365 days per year at least during the lifetime of the project. Free and open access means unrestricted access at no cost for all interested individuals, whether they are within or outside of the JERICO RI, but an acceptance of the JERICO data policy will be required. Registration may be required to have access, but no restrictions apply. Access to all JERICO Resources will be recorded through web-based statistics for all virtual access activities.

Access to JERICO-RI Resources will be via the established web links through the JERICO Resources Catalog that will be accessible from the VA Portal. The actual  resources will be stored in the original infrastructures that contain them (IODE OBP-Repository, IODE OTGA, PSSs, IRSs, e-libraries, EU marine data infrastructures). Only one type of access is provided: MoA1 – through communication networks. EU financial support to virtual access will cover the costs incurred by the access provider for the provision of access to the infrastructure.

Support offered under this proposal

The WP11-VA will further develop under this proposal in WP7, and will ensure a continuation of access to the existing JERICO-RI Resources and all efforts and achievements in JERICO, JERICO-NEXT and JERICO-S3. The WP11-VA offers extensive and broad support for all users of JERICO-RI Resources, and is a continuation of the support currently offered. The offered support will be achieved through the maintenance and operation of the e-JERICO during the project, including the VA portal interface and backend, resources catalogues, access to new data, functionalities and both tools and services developed in TA, NAs and JRAs. Support for extraction of large data volumes of selected in situ data from PSSs and IRSs will be offered. Active interaction between WP3, WP4, WP6, WP7, WP9, WP10 and WP13 will be facilitated.

Outreach to new users

JERICO-RI Resources to be offered will be published on the JERICO-S3 website and through other appropriate mechanisms implemented through WP10. Each Virtual Access Provider (VIP) will be expected to deliver factsheets that are suitable for email distribution and other direct distribution methods. Through WP10 publicity material promoting uptake of services will be created suitable for display at scientific and technical meetings that attract SMEs. In addition, VIPs will carry out their own outreach activities (improving visualisation of data and information, making data more easily accessible, publicising VA at meetings, broadcasting information through professional networks and highlighting topical aspects of potential services).

Review procedure under this proposal

All Virtual Infrastructures Providers (VIPs) involved in WP11-VA, will be complying with the need to provide information about the Virtual Access to the JERICO RI Resources and the creation of Resources that might be considered as JERICO-RI Resources through the PSSs and IRSs. Task 7.4 will put in place a questionnaire based on JERICO-NEXT D8.12 (web forms and analytical tools may be provided instead) for monitoring using the flow of information. It will be important to (1) assess the visibility, the accessibility of the JERICO-S3 Resources and from the European data infrastructure involved in the project, (2) assess the flow of information taking from the European infrastructure under the label JERICO-S3, particularly relevant for the new sets of JERICO labeled biological data and other JERICO platforms (HF Radar, Glider, FerryBox and fixed stations), (3) assess the use of the JERICO-RI Resources in the consortium and by external users, and (4) monitor updates of the VA Portal Resources.

Provision of access to the following infrastructure(s)

ID1.1: Participant: IFREMER Name of the infrastructure: DATARMOR Location: Brest, France Web site address: https://wwz.ifremer.fr/pcdm Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €21,250 Description of the infrastructure: Datarmor is an IT Infrastructure dedicated to Marine Sciences and located in Brest-France and funded in the framework of State-Region Plan by European Commission (FEDER funds), French Government,  Britany Region and local authorities in association with Ifremer and SHOM.  Services currently offered by the infrastructure: host the JERICO e-Infrastructure during the project, including Virtual Research Environment and the associated data, when High Performance Computing and/or powerful access to data will be required.

ID1.2: Participant: IFREMER, ULCO-LISIC Name of the infrastructure: Mawenzi Location: Calais, France Web site address: mawenzi.univ-littoral.fr Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €8,314 Description of the infrastructure: softwares (R packages and interfaces) to help scientists as well as stakeholders in the modeling and interpretation of data (time series data from gliders/ferrybox or cytometry data), with some tutorials and user guidelines. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: Each tool/software is in relation with published methodologies in the machine learning community but also marine research community. Free download available by end-users.

ID4-1: Participant: AZTI Name of the infrastructure: EU HFR Node/AZTI e-infrastructure

Location: Pasaia, Spain Web site address: https://www.azti.es/es/en_la_red/software/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €14,222 Description of the infrastructure: open access to different softwares for processing and analysing coastal data. The tools aims to support a sustainable management of the ocean and its resources. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: centralizing the HF Radar data from the European network. A Near Real Time Java tool has been previously developed for processing automatic quality controls to surface current data providing standardized outputs.

ID6-1: Participant: Cefas Name of the infrastructure: CefMAT Location: Lowestoft, UK. Web site addresshttps://emeco-uat.azurewebsites.net/Copernicus/https://emeco-uat.azurewebsites.net/Copernicus/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €32,650 Description of the infrastructure: access to marine environmental assessments to address policy questions. Users can efficiently produce high quality visualisations and summary statistics tailored to their queries. It also gives  access to specific products created under CMEMS and visualisation of aggregated DOI biological datasets from Cefas Data Hub.  Services currently offered by the infrastructure: Marine Online Assessment Tool towards Good Environmental Status, dashboard to find out the latest in Cefas’ marine science and the development of innovative monitoring techniques and assessment methodologies, and display assessments of the Northeast Atlantic based on satellite and modelling outputs data from CMEMS.

ID7.1: Participant: CNR Name of the infrastructure: CNR  TirLig e-infrastructure Location: Lerici, Italy Web site address: http://radarhf.ismar.cnr.it/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €2,341.46 Description of the infrastructure: provide access and distribution of sea surface current data derived from High Frequency Radar acquisitions and, within Jerico-S3, in the same area covered by the HF radar network, it will make available also data from Corsica Channel mooring (platform proposed within the TNA). Services currently offered by the infrastructure: access to HF radar data showing the last 48-hours surface current velocity maps of coastal area of the Ligurian Sea – Italy.

ID7.2: Participant: CNR Name of the infrastructure: EU HFR Node/CNR e-infrastructure: Location: Lerici, Italy Web site address: http://radarhf.ismar.cnr.it/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €3,035.23Description of the infrastructure: The EU (European) HFR (High Frequency Radar) Node/CNR is the contribution of CNR to the EU HFR Node Competence Center for HF radar data management. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: tools for applying the European Common Data and Metadata Model for NRT HFR current data and the required QC tests on L2A and L3A HFR surface current data, following the guidelines described in JERICO-NEXT Deliverable 5.14.

ID8-1: Participant: CNRS-LOV Name of the infrastructure: JERICO-ECOTAXA Location: Villefranche sur Mer, France Web site address: https://ecotaxa.obs-vlfr.fr/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €2,500 Description of the infrastructure: web application that provides services for users to handle large image datasets and their associated metadata. System suited for imaging sensors such as UVP5, ZOOSCAN, ZOOCAM, FLOWCAM, IFCF, microscopic imaging, confocal microscopy, that are used in marine sciences. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: The current system host 70 millions images and has 500 hundreds registered users from 45 countries. Among the services are metadata QC, image recognition, manual recognition, data exports in different format.

ID8.2: Participant: CNRS-LOG, ULCO Name of the infrastructure: CytoFluoTool Location: Wimereux and Calais, France Web site address: http://log.cnrs.fr/ ,  http://www-lisic.univ-littoral.fr/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €30,026.56. Description of the infrastructure: Automated techniques, and complementary to automated image analysis, automated flow cytometry (FCM) and multispectral fluorometry (MSF). Services currently offered by the infrastructure:software tools for automated flow cytometry and fluorometry data processing (including some quality control). Virtual access to these software tools and to a web interface to make it possible to train with data provided by PSS, IRS and TNA including these techniques.

ID15-1:  Participant: FMI Name of the infrastructure: Utö Atmospheric and Marine Research Station e-infrastructure: Location: Utö Island, Finland Web site address: swell.fmi.fi/Uto Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €12,500 Description of the infrastructure: software for instrument-computer interfaces, automated warning message system, data transmission systems, basic QC processes, data visualization tools and a www-page open for public use. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: visualization and possibility to download datafiles through the station www-page. data distributed through EMODNET Physics, ICOS-ERIC carbon portal and partly distributed through European aerosol databases, with the aim to develop the site to a marine ACTRIS-ERIC site.

ID16-1: Participant: HCMR Name of the infrastructure: POSEIDON Multi platform observatory Data Center: Location: Anavyssos, Greece Web site address: http://www.poseidon.hcmr.gr Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €25,000 Description of the infrastructure: integrated observatory located in the Eastern Mediterranean, which has adopted a multiplatform-multiparameter approach with the current system’s status including open and coastal sea fixed platforms, deep-ocean observatories, a Ferrybox system, glider missions and Argo profiling floats. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: physical and BGC data collected by the different platforms will be available through the API service, where the user can gain access to NRT quality control data as well as to historical reprocessed data.

ID17-1: Participant: HZG Name of the infrastructure: The Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas (COSYNA): Location: Geesthacht, Germany Web site address: http://codm.hzg.de/codm/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €1,000,000 Description of the infrastructure: monitor real-time conditions and provide short-term forecasts, data, and data products to help assess the impact of anthropogenically induced change. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: data and knowledge tools are developed and provided to be of use for multiple interest groups in science, industry, agencies, politics, environmental protection, or the public.

ID19-1: Participant: IH Name of the infrastructure: HIDROGRAFICO+ Location: Lisbon, Portugal Web site address: www.hidrografico.pt Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €150,000 Description of the infrastructure: access to data collected by the real-time monitoring infrastructure for the Portuguese waters (MONIZEE system) that is operated by Instituto  Hidrografico. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: easy access to the broad range of data collected by the MONIZEE system in the Portuguese coastal ocean waters which is complemented with numerical modelling products such as operational forecasts.

ID21-1: Participant: IOW Name of the infrastructure: VOS Finnmaid GHG – BGC: Location: Helsinki, Finland Web site address: http://www.icos-infrastruktur.de/en/icos-d/komponenten/ozeane/vos/ostsee/Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €23,400 Description of the infrastructure: measurement of trace gases on the ferry Travemünde/Germany to Helsinki/Finland. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: Observations delivered to ICOS data portal, SOCAT database. The data is used in the annular Global Carbon Budget.

ID25-1: Participant: NIVA Name of the infrastructure: NorFerry/NorSOOP Location: Oslo and Bergen, Norway Web site address: www.niva.no/norsoop Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €25,000 Description of the infrastructure: Coastal observing data from FerryBoxes, descriptions of data types, and ocean literacy educational stories are provided for public interaction in the form of 24 inch touchscreen display consoles that are updated pseudo-real-time. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: disseminate and publicise JERICO-RI coastal observing activities and promote increased ocean literacy in four languages: English, French, German, and Norwegian. Based on trial runs on passenger vessels, consoles engage approximate 200 citizens/day.

ID28-1: Participant: PdE Name of the infrastructure: PORTUS observing and forecasting system: Location: Madrid, Spain Web site address: opendap.puertos.es Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €16,000 Description of the infrastructure: oceano-meteorological network and a forecasting system. All the data from the numerical models, the HF radars and the tide gauges are presently available in the PORTUS Opendap system (opendap.puertos.es). Services currently offered by the infrastructure: provide access to a large variety of coastal models and a growing number of in-situ data. It can be used by the institutions both to generate scientific outcome (for example studies of coastal dynamics) and practical products (for example oil spill models).

ID32-1: Participant: SMHI Name of the infrastructure: Swedish Oceanographic Data Centre – Toolboxes in marine data management Location: Gothenurg, Sweden Web site addresshttps://www.smhi.se/klimatdata/oceanografi/havsmiljodataAnnual operating costs of the infrastructure: €22,000 Description of the infrastructure: access to Swedish oceanographic data and with the use of toolboxes; handling, quality control and analyses of such data. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: SHARKtoolbox, PLANKTONtoolbox, GISMOtoolbox and Desktop Data Administration Tool.

ID33.1: Participant: SOCIB Name of the infrastructure: SOCIB Data Centre Multi-Platform Observatory Location: Mallorca, Spain Web site address: apps.socib.es/data-catalog Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €47,470 Description of the infrastructure: access to the multi-platform observing system of the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: Data processing and NRT QC, data preservation service, DOI minting service and data distribution service to EMODnet.

ID33.2: Participant: SOCIB Name of the infrastructure: JERICO RI e-Infrastructure: Location: Mallorca, Spain Web site address: http://www.jerico-ri.eu/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €50,000 Description of the infrastructure: VA framework that provides access to the most important JERICO Resources (Catalogued) and Pilot Data-to-Products Thematic Services (D2PTS). Services currently offered by the infrastructure:  maintain and operate the JERICO RI e-Infrastructure during the JERICO-S3 project, including the VA portal interface and backend, resources catalogues, access to new data, functionalities and both tools and services developed in TA, NAs and JRAs. Support for extraction of large data volumes of selected in situ data from PSSs and IRSs will be offered.

ID34-1: Participant: SYKE Name of the infrastructure: SYKE-ALG@LINE e-infrastructure Location: Helsinki, Finland Web site address: http://swell.fmi.fi/Algaline/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €26,000 Description of the infrastructure: monitors the state of the Baltic Sea using ferrybox systems. Collected data includes simultaneous measurements of physics, biogeochemistry and biology carried out in two ferrylines. Services currently offered by the infrastructurevisualization of ferrybox near real time data through the web page. ferrybox data is made available through EMODnet Chemistry, EMODnet Physics and CMEMS and European FerryBox database.

ID35-1: Participant: TALTECH Name of the infrastructure: Keri Island research station e-infrastructure Location: Keri Island, Estonia Web site address: https://www.TALTECH.ee/institutes/department-of-marine-systems/marine-information/observation-data/keri-station-2/ Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €19,500 Description of the infrastructure: part of the Network of experimental research stations of the Estonian Observatory that measures high-frequency full-depth profiles of temperature, salinity, turbidity, oxygen content, chlorophyll-a and phycocyanin fluorescence in the Central Gulf of Finland. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: automatic data processing and delivery to EMODNET Physics and METOC portal.

ID36-1: Participant: IODE of UNESCO-IOC Name of the infrastructure: OBPS-OTGA: Location: Oostende, Belgium Web site address: https://www.oceanbestpractices.org/ , https://classroom.oceanteacher.org/Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €32,000 Description of the infrastructure: open access, permanent, digital repository of community best practices in ocean-related sciences maintained by the IODE of the UNESCO-IOC as an IOC coordinated activity. The OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) Project aims at building equitable capacity related to ocean research, observations and services in all IOC Member States. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: OBP Repository hosting and management; Hosting and management of the OceanTeacher Global Academy, its e-learning platform and training centre.

ID38-1: Participant: VLIZ Name of the infrastructure: VLIZ Marine Data Archive Location: Oostende, Belgium Web site address: http://marinedataarchive.org Annual operating costs of the infrastructure: €45,000 Description of the infrastructure: the infrastructure is an archival platform that provides a java based interface with connected MS SQL Server database for upload and documentation of data files. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: tools for storage, documentation and long-term preservation of raw or processed data files.