WP1 – Project administrative and technical management, will establish and maintain a management structure, as well as decision and communication mechanisms enabling effective administrative and technical management of the VI-SEEM consortium.
WP2 – Communication, marketing, training and innovation, will provide a true platform for networking, collaboration and training for the users from three target communities. Training events and cross disciplinary workshops will be organized, and dedicated training support will be provided. Outreach will be focused on specific existing and new user communities in order to reach a critical mass of VRE users. Significant regional events will bring together the user community to foster broad cooperation and knowledge exchange. The implementation of the Marketing plan targets a broad range of stakeholders, and this WP will also manage the innovative aspects resulting from the project.
WP3 – e-Infrastructure services, provides the unified underlying e-Infrastructure services for the benefit of the Scientific Communities. The underlying layers include networking, computing (HPC, Grid, Cloud), storage, and standard interfaces to these. Issues of dynamic provisioning, access to combination of resources for the same project / application, monitoring and accounting for different types of resources, are tackled. The integrated services will be provided to end-users, by supporting the regional e-Infrastructure. CyI will act as the hub for the Middle East integrating resources in Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Jordan connecting them to resources of the nodes in the other areas; while GRNET will act as hub for the South East European area; this will ensure optimal utilization of the links built in the previous projects.
WP4 – Data management lifecycle, deals with Data lifecycle support for the Scientific Communities including data storage (live, dropbox-like), data archiving, data manipulation, collaborative access, domain specific interfaces to storage, data annotation and citation, metadata, PIDs, etc. All these state-of-the-art services will enable the users to conduct high-quality research with the relevant data. This includes operation of services such as PIDs, etc.
WP5 – Domain-specific services and support, deals with domain-specific services in three target regional communities: Climatology; Life Sciences; Cultural Heritage. These services can include community-specific content management systems, workflow engines, collaborative tools, etc; as well as specific community-related codes, analysis tools and visualisation components. WP5 will provide support for integration of these services with the e-Infrastructure backbone of WP3, and following the data management principles supported in WP4.
WP6 – Capacity building, open calls and sustainability, will work on Capacity building. The initial set of domain specific services and standard components, focused on the three identified user communities, will be advertised to the widest possible regional community, and also collaborations will be sought in further developments. This WP will support open access calls for VRE partners (using existing data/codes but also providing new ones). Three specific open calls will be organized, the last one directly supporting the proposed business model which will be refined during the project lifetime.