EOSC-Synergy presents 10 representative examples of integration of Thematic Services in EOSC. These pilot examples cover technologies in the areas of Earth Observation, Environment & Sustainability, Biomedicine and Astrophysics. These services have been engineered to be exposed to the final layer of the EOSC, and so provide seamless access features to the users of national communities.
The capacity expansion supported by the thematic services is solidly founded on research infrastructures and services which are already operational at the national level in all countries of the EOSC Synergy constituency. The ten thematic services are in operation and are, to a large extent, specifically aligned to national or international roadmaps.
The pilot EOSC-Synergy thematic services constitute useful best practices for future new services
to be developed, as they address challenges on metadata management, elastic data processing, interoperability with data infrastructures, federated AAI and accounting, that are common for many scientific domains. The new architecture of the thematic services incorporate seamless integration of the Authentication and Authorization for resources, processing and data as well as the embedded resource provisioning and elastic resizing of resources according to workload and efficient access to data storage. Further evolution will improve and consolidate the existing functionality.