SIENA NIST SIENA’s objectives are complementary to the role of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in cloud standards, guidance and technology. NIST partners with the EC and SIENA specifically in these areas. SIENA & NIST have developed a working relationship to help exchange efforts in common needs, recommendations and next steps.


58f9f4e3-276d-45b4-9a7a-f43f56d0a1b4Maryline Lengert

Senior Advisor at ESRIN, ESA

Short biography

Maryline  Lengert,  Senior  Advisor in the IT department of ESA, started this Cloud  Computing  Strategic  Plan  initiative  end  of  2009  to catalyse the creation  of  a  European  owned  public cloud, serving initially the Science Research  Area.  Maryline has 20+ years of experience in the IT domain within an  international and distributed environment. Her previous positions include Technical Manager and Operations Director for Hospital Integrated Information System  in  S.A.I.C.,  Quality Manager and Head of the Account Management and Requirement  Analysis Division in the ESA IT Department. Maryline holds a PhD in Physics and a Master in International and European Studies.
CloudscapeIV Position Paper
Helix Nebula, The Science Cloud
The HELIX NEBULA initiative is a preliminary step towards a European cloud-based scientific e-infrastructure: HELIX NEBULA – the Science Cloud. The Science Cloud Strategic Plan was presented and adopted by representatives of European Industry, Research and Space organisations (CERN, EMBL, ESA in partnership with CNES and DLR) and the European Commission in June 2011.
The HELIX NEBULA initiative now started a two year pilot-phase during which procurement processes and governance issues for a framework of public/private partnership will be appraised. Three flagship use cases from HEP, molecular biology and earth-observation will be used as a proof of concept. The Science Cloud infrastructure will be initialized with large-scale unique data sets and bring thousands of scientists on the platform.