Would your research benefit from taking a good look at our planet? Explore Earth Observation funding opportunities with OCRE
Is the OCRE Earth Observation Services Funding for Research Call the boost your research needs? Dedicated to the European research community, OCRE seeks to provide researchers with an easy access to Earth Observation, commercial cloud and digital services – once user requirements are identified (following the aggregation of demand from the research market in Europe), OCRE will manage the adoption funds and procure the required services from selected suppliers (OCRE will act as customer) on behalf of the successful applicants. A legal and technical mechanism (The OCRE Business Management Platform) will be created to integrate a range of these commercial services into the EOSC hub for the benefit of researchers.
Taking into consideration the main interests of the e-shape community we will focus on the Earth Observation dedicated funding available, call closing on 30 November 2020 (subsequent calls are expected to follow in 2021 – see below timeline):
|Targeted users submitting research projects that would benefit from consuming Earth Observations services||Funding|
|Individual institutes (OCRE would fund the required services as supplied by providers following OCRE procurements)||€1.5M|
|National/multi-national research agencies (OCRE would support by co-funding – 50% – their needs for Earth Observations services)||€2.25M|
Eligibility Criteria – Applicants Should:
|1st EO call – launch webinar||15 October||30 November||January 2021|
|2nd EO call||15 February||5 April||June 2021|
|3rd EO call (and last)||1 July||16 August||September 2021|
European research produces the greatest amount of relevant data globally and the European Commission wants to harness this data for the betterment of European innovation. As such, OCRE aims to demonstrate the positive impact that cloud and digital services have on research outcomes in terms of agility; scalability; efficiency; data sharing through the use of advanced analytics; machine learning; AI; and collaboration tools. Through its Earth Observation services adoption calls OCRE aims to:
Through the proposed, OCRE could be the potential funding opportunity awaited by some of the e-shape community members. To apply to the 1st Earth Observation call, closing on 30 November 2020, find out more through the funding call guide, watch the project launch webinar and the dedicated call webinar and sign up for call updates.