D4Science: DIstributed colLaboratories Infrastructure on Grid ENabled Technology 4 Science (Finished)

The D4Science project will deploy the e-Infrastructures built so far by the EGEE and DILIGENT projects so that they address the needs of scientific communities affiliated with the broad disciplines of Environmental Monitoring and Fisheries and Aquaculture Resource Management. A D4Science production quality e-Infrastructure will be created, progressively enriched and consolidated. This e-Infrastructure will provide facilities for creating Virtual Research Environments (VREs) based on shared computational, data and service resources offered by EGEE and DILIGENT at a European level, as well as on data and domain-specific service resources offered by large international organizations. It is expected that the D4Science e-Infrastructure will have a multiplicative benefit to many scientific fields, and it will also act as a catalyst for the kind of cooperation and cross-fertilization among multiple communities that is necessary for addressing many grand challenges of science and society. The project will provide and operate a production level e-Infrastructure that will exploit the utilities developed by the EGEE and DILIGENT projects to enable the communities of Environmental Monitoring and Fisheries and Aquaculture Resource Management to advance their science and decision making. In particular, the DILIGENT testbed infrastructure will be brought into production by preserving its usage dependencies with the corresponding EGEE production infrastructure. This will then be managed and upgraded by periodically deploying new community-specific resources as well as more consolidated and extended releases of the services in the gCube system to support particular requirements of the communities.



Start / End Dates

01.01.2008 - 31.12.2009



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