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Europe’s Leading Public-Private Partnership for Cloud

The Helix Nebula Initiative is a partnership between industry, space and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment. Today, the partnership counts over 40 public and private partners.

Helix Nebula presentation at the International User Advisory Committee (IUAC) meeting, 2 December 2014

Maryline Lengert, Senior Advisor in the IT department of the European Space Agency (ESA) and co-leader of the Helix Nebula, the Science Cloud initiative, presented the latest updates on the Helix Nebula Initiative (HNI) at the International User Advisory Committee (IUAC) meeting that took place on the 2nd of December 2014.

Maryline focused her speech on the main achievements of HNI, the new Helix Nebula governance model and the recent task forces set up to take forward the HNI strategy.


About the IUAC

The International User Advisory Committee (IUAC) was established in 2013 as an international knowledge hub bringing together 11 members from large international research projects or organisations covering research sectors such as astronomy, high energy physics, life sciences and humanities. The members exchange best practices in R&E networking and discuss how to best serve a large international user base, keeping abreast with bandwidth-demanding and data-intensive scientific developments. Representatives from ESA, EUMETSAT and ENES (Climate) ensure that current and future requirements in the sector are
channelled in the development of GÉANT’s strategy and services.



Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.