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DEGREE is a Speciﬁc Support Action (SSA) project which aims to promote Grid throughout a large and diverse Earth Science (ES) community, in order to increase the awareness and uptake of Grid technology and infrastructure by EU Earth Science Industry and Research communities. It aims to do this by developing and driving home convincing arguments on the considerable beneﬁts of using Grid technology and infrastructures for large scale ES processing, e–collaboration and research.
A major challenge for DEGREE is to build a bridge linking the ES and Grid communities throughout Europe, and focusing in particular on the EGEE-II Project. In order to ensure that ES requirements are taken into account in the next Grid generation, DEGREE will initiate different collaborations; at short, medium and long term via EU horizontal collaborations, speciﬁc collaboration with Grid projects and participation to the e–Infrastructure Reﬂection Group (e-IRG).
• Disseminate, promote uptake of Grid in wider ES community.
• Reduce the gap between ES users and Grid Technology.
• Explain and convince ES users of Grid beneﬁts and capability to tackle new and complex problems.
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