Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud

Helix Nebula

Helix Nebula is an FP7 project, coordinated by CERN, whose aim is establishing a Cloud Computing European platform dedicated to Science.

The Helix Nebula structure has been defined and developed on three Pilot-Projects proposed by CERN, EMBL and ESA. IREA-CNR has been active on the ESA’s Pilot project, namely SSEP - SuperSites Exploitation Platform, as an early-adopter of the Helix-Nebula infrastructure for the migration, in a Cloud environment, of the SBAS algorithm.

IREA-CNR also had a role within the User Requirements and Governance definitions.


Funding body: European Union

Prime contractor: IREA

Period of activity: 2012 - 2014

IREA project manager: Francesco Casu

Research topic: Microwave Remote Sensing