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Success Stories

A collection of the success stories from research communities resolving their challenges thanks to EGI

Our success stories focus on a single customer’s experience with EGI services. They describe the challenges the customer needed to solve, how the customer implemented the solution, and which specific services were used to achieve what result.

The case studies describe how EGI supported the research communities in their research problems, and quantify the results and the impact on the research fields.


Climate Research

This sections collects the success stories dealing with Climate Research studies.

The European Network for Earth System modelling, ENES, was launched in 2001 comprising a network of about 50 groups including public, academic and industrial partners who agreed to work together and cooperate to discuss strategies to accelerate progress in climate, Earth system modelling and understanding.



This sections collects the success stories dealing with Engineering.

DataCloud is a Horizon 2020 project that develops methods for the entire lifecycle of Big Data pipelines on diverse infrastructures for efficient processing and monitoring.

I-NERGY is an EU-funded project developing Artificial Intelligence for Next Generation energy, reinforcing the services layer of the AI-on-Demand (AIoD) platform.

MATRYCS is an EU-funded project aiming to elevate building energy management and boost its efficiency through improved data processing, analysis and aggregation and to bring upon state-of-the-art results.


Earth Sciences

In this sections, the success stories dealing with research communities in Earth Sciences.

PANGEO is a worldwide community-centric, open, collaborative and scalable big geoscience data analytic ecosystem where scientists, developers, and research software engineers can contribute to developing software and infrastructure and work on Big Data Geoscience research problems.

RELIANCE provides a suite of innovative and interconnected services integrated into the EOSC and used by the EOSC scientific communities to support thematic and multidisciplinary research in Earth Science.


Environmental Sciences

In this sections, the success stories dealing with research communities in Environmental Sciences.

Cos4Cloud is a Horizon 2020 project that uses deep Machine Learning and video recognition to design citizen science technologies.

eHoney is a project of the University of Bologna to study computational-intensive analysis of honey-derived environmental DNA information to disclose the effect of climate change on biodiversity.

EISCAT is a non-profit scientific organisation that operates four radar antenna sites to enable research on the lower, middle and upper atmosphere and ionosphere using the incoherent scatter radar technique.

EMPHASIS is the infrastructure for plant phenotyping that enables researchers to use facilities, resources and services for plant phenotyping across Europe.

The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) that includes open-ocean, seafloor observatories down to 4.850 metres depth, and shallow-water test sites from the Northeast Atlantic, across the Mediterranean to the Black Sea.

GRAPEVINE aims to adapt a set of phenological, disease and meteorological models to the field of viticulture, with the ultimate goal of training a predictive model based on Machine Learning techniques to improve the prevention and control of grape diseases in the wine industry

OBSEA is a ground-based cable observatory located in Spain, in a protected fishing area.

OPENCoastS+ works on water quality and circulation prediction in user-selected coastal zones.


Health & Medicine

This sections presents the success stories dealing with research communities in the areas of Health and Medicine.

PypKa, a Poisson–Boltzmann-based pKa predictor for proteins using 3D structures as input, is a tool developed by the Machuqueiro Lab at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Biomed is a large-scale international Virtual Organization (VO) supporting communities from the Life Sciences sector focusing on three main groups: medical image analysis, bioinformatics and drug discovery.

This success story deals with antiviral and virucidal activities against SARS-CoV-2 and how researchers can improve the development of antiviral agents by gaining insight into the molecular mechanism of spike protein inactivation after UV-C exposure.

NBIS (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden) is a distributed national research infrastructure and the Swedish contact point to the European infrastructure for biological information ELIXIR.

WeNMR aims at bringing together complementary research teams in the structural biology and life science area into a virtual research community at a worldwide level and providing them with a platform integrating and streamlining the computational approaches necessary for data analysis and modelling.


Social Science & Humanities

In this sections, the success stories dealing with research communities in the areas of Social Sciences and the Humanities are collected.

OPERAS is the European Research Infrastructure for the development of open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities.

CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) is a digital infrastructure offering data, tools and services to support research based on language resources.



This section of the success stories presents those cases that are not related to a specific discipline or research community, but are rather broader and covering more than one.

D4Science is an organisation that has been offering data infrastructure since 2014, with very powerful capabilities that consist of more than 3,650 CPU cores. It connects more than 18,000 scientists from 50 countries and integrates more than 50 heterogeneous data providers.



This section presents the case studies related to the Physical Sciences.

IceCube is the world’s premier facility to detect neutrinos. The detector is located at the geographic South Pole and was completed at the end of 2010.  It is designed to detect the interaction of neutrinos of astrophysical origin by instrumenting over a gigaton of polar ice with 5,160 optical sensors.

LAGO is a collaborative organization of Iberoamerican institutions operating the Latin American Giant Observatory, a network of astroparticle detectors operating in 10 LA countries for research in high energy astrophysics and space weather phenomena.

WLCG is a global collaboration of more than 170 computing centres in 42 countries, linking up national and international grid infrastructures. The mission is to provide global computing resources to store, distribute and analyse the data generated by the High Energy Physics experiments hosted by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.



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MathWorks is the creator of MATLABSimulink, and more than 90 add-on products that engineers and scientists apply to their exploration, design, and development efforts.

EGI has set up a collaboration with a group of SMEs (RHEA, SixSq, EOproc) to develop a demonstrator for an open integrated platform that delivers a multi-cloud EO data processing service.

Terradue has years of experience supporting Principal Investigators in their use of Earth Observation (EO) data within the state of the art Exploitation Platforms.

EGI data centre helps the IBM research lab to model an exascale computing system