Network of Resources

An ecosystem of EO resources for data, software, applications and IT services in the cloud

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The increasing size of available satellite mission data sets, together with Information Computer Technology (ICT) advances has resulted in a paradigm shift. Data do not need any more to be downloaded by the user to their local machine for further processing, on the contrary it is the user who can find the data and process them in cloud environments hosted by ICT providers with expandable processing capabilities.

The Network of Resources (NoR) is an ESA initiative to facilitate the use of cloud environments by users, building on and enlarging the previous Open Science for Earth Observation (OSEO) call.

The NoR call supports research, development and pre-commercial users to innovate their working practices, moving from a data download paradigm towards a bring the user to the data paradigm, considered essential for maintaining competitiveness of European data exploitation.