FNS-Cloud will launch a first-generation 'food cloud'
FNS-Cloud will launch a first-generation 'food cloud', federating existing and emerging datasets and develop new services to support re-use by researchers.
FNS-Cloud will launch a first-generation 'food cloud', federating existing and emerging datasets and develop new services to support re-use by researchers. Starting in October 2019, the FNS-Cloud H2020 funded project gathers an international consortium of 35 organisations, planning to overcome fragmentation problems by integrating existing Food Nutrition Security data, which is essential for high-end, pan-European FNS research, addressing FNS, diet, health, and consumer behaviours as well as on sustainable agriculture and the bio-economy. FNS-Cloud aims to develop services to exploit food, nutrition and security data (data, knowledge, tools – resources) for a range of purposes, and integrate with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). It would address the increased complexity of data sharing and analysis as well as reproducibility within and across scientific disciplines, as well as the sharp growth in data volumes. The implemented cloud solution will reduce knowledge gaps that inhibit public health and agricultural policy and will benefit the food industry, reducing development and production costs and will facilitate informed consumer choice and ultimately, healthier European citizens. Sustainability of the FNS-Cloud will be achieved through valued added services linking research infrastructure data. FNS-Cloud data will be open access and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and re-useable) and will be interoperable with the proposed Food, Nutrition and Health Research Infrastructure (FNHRI) and eROSA, as well as METROFOOD-RI and other ESFRI RIs (e.g. ELIXIR, ECRIN).