The PHIDIAS project aims to develop and implement prototypes for the exploitation of Earth Sciences space and environmental data using high performance computing (HPC) capabilities.

PHIDIAS will officially start in November 2019, until 2022.

It integrates several data clusters of the DATA TERRA research infrastructure: ODATIS for the “Ocean” theme that IFREMER will lead (activity 6), AERIS for the “Atmosphere” theme and THEIA for the theme “Continental Surfaces”. IR/RI DATA TERRA manages the WP3 for the technical coordination of the project as a whole.

This PHIDIAS project will develop datasets that will be added to the EOSC catalogues. It will optimize processing flows and provide open access to standardized HPC services. The consortium will improve FAIRisation processes and open data access. PHIDIAS will propose to bring together in a single framework, according to a generic workflow for science big data, data dissemination, data analysis and resource archiving.

Two European computing centres (CINES in France and CSC in Finland) will explore a distributed model for data transfer and resource allocation between them. With regard to use cases, the project will develop methods for post-processing the data.