As more open data becomes available there is an increasing willingness to invest in stimulating impact with it.
A new call for proposals is asking for projects that aim to “address the issue of scalable exploitation of the massive amount of public and open data available”, associating the data with high performance computers. This will help to establish a new generation of Digital Services Infrastructures (DSI’s) that use supercomputing facilities in the context of a European Digital Single Markets Strategy. The example data sets mentioned in the call text fit within the interest areas of GODAN partners.
“Proposed actions should aim to address the issue of scalable exploitation of the massive amount of public and open data available and accessible from different sources, including (but not exclusively) through the European Data Portal. This will be achieved by associating datasets from e.g. public organisations, sectors and countries with the capacity of supercomputers (HPC - High Performance Computers).
The aim is a future new generation of public services exploiting supercomputing facilities and public data to analyse complex combinations of large public datasets in areas of public interest e.g. natural resources (e.g. on soil, forest, water, fish stock…), public infrastructures (e.g. congestion levels), atmospheric data, pollution data, agriculture data (e.g. in relation to pesticide or fertilisers) etc. with the overall goal of a better use of public data for citizens, supporting more optimal use of resources for economic actors and helping fact-based decision making for public authorities.
The outcome of the proposed actions should be services that demonstrate the need and the value of combining public data and supercomputing resources for existing public services (e.g. in eGovernment, health, justice, etc.), and/or future services (e.g. related to personalised medicine, smart farming/agri-food, environment, smart cities applications, etc). Where relevant, such services should make use of the INSPIRE interoperability framework.”
There are no minimum consortium requirements for this call and the deadline for submissions is November 28, 2017.
We encourage GODAN partners to apply and GODAN may write a letter of support if appropriate.
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