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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.


Environmental Sciences

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 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.

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.

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.



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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