Senior Advisor at ESRIN, ESA
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.