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OCRE Webinar: Procurement, Cloud Catalogue and Adoption Funding – 24 Mar 2021

24 March 2021 – 11:00 am CET

The past few months saw some of the most important outputs of the project both for the supplier and user community of OCRE.

In this general update webinar, the project will provide an update on some of the key developments in the project including the conclusion of the OCRE IaaS+ Tender and the signing of more than 400 framework agreements, the presentation of the OCRE Cloud Catalogue of commercial cloud services for the European research community, the validation test suite for suppliers, research projects selected to receive adoption funding support. as well as some of the work in progress for Earth Observation digital services procurement.

Who Should Attend

The webinar is open to all who are interested in OCRE and its results. The following may not want to miss this upcoming webinar:

  • Researchers and research institutions
  • Cloud service providers
  • Earth Observation (EO) companies


  • Welcome & Introduction (David Heyns, OCRE Coordinator, GÉANT)
  • Supply-Side Developments
    • Framework Updates: Testimonial/presentation (TBC)
    • OCRE Cloud Catalogue Demo (Zachary Smith, Trust-IT Services)
    • Validation Test Suite (Joao Fernandes, CERN)
  • Demand-Side Updates
    • Adoption Funding Overview (Jan Meijer, Uninett)
    • Lightning Presentations of selected projects (TBC)
    • EO wave 1 part 2 opportunity (Antonio Romeo, José Manuel Delgado Blasco, RHEA)
  • Current Challenges & Way Forward
    • VAT & EO DPS (Olaf Verschoor, GÉANT)
  • Q&A (Moderated by Trust-IT)



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