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SeaDataCloud was awarded the ‘Les etoiles de l’Europe’ prize for distinction in the area of Open Science. The award ceremony took place at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris on 2 December 2021, during the Horizon-Europe forum.

The prize was awarded by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI). It recognises and promotes the European efforts of groups of technicians and researchers who have distinguished themselves through the success of their projects, highlights their work and encourages – through the examples set by the winners – their colleagues to respond in ever greater numbers to calls for proposals under the European framework programme.

Michèle Fichaut and Dick Schaap, the coordinators of SeaDataCloud, took to the stage and accepted the award on behalf of the entire consortium. They thanked the entire working group (56 partners from 34 countries, including ETT for its specific IT expertise) and more specifically the leaders of the Work Package (represented by Simona Simoncelli of INGV), and the members of the project office (represented by Christine Coatanoan, Stéfane Gouzien, Vanessa Tosello, Marine Vernet). The aim of the project, based on a common language for the 113 data centres connected to the consortium, is to distribute and make marine information fully available to the centres in a homogeneous and scientific manner.

More information is available on the French Horizon Europe website where SeaDataCloud is presented

The video of the entire forum is available on YouTube

The times when the award ceremony is shown: 2:16:50 – 2:19:40.