Coastal, marine ecology, remote sensing, data fusion, collaborative, cloud, tools
Coastal and Ocean research communities are ill-equipped to familiarise themselves with, and take full advantage of, rapidly expanding Earth Observation(EO) data availability. A second consequence of this expansion in data availability is the difficulties encountered downloading and processing data. The H2020-funded Co-ReSyF project is a 3 year initiative to develop a cloud platform, which not only simplifies integration of EO data use into multi-disciplinary research activities, but also avoids requiring users to download large quantities of data, whilst educating and engaging non-EO communities in the benefits of integrating EO-derived data into their research. This platform aims to be user friendly and accessible to non-EO scientists as well as EO and coastal experts. The development of this platform is achieved iteratively in close consultation with a multi-level stakeholder community shaping not only the system usability, and tools range, but also the strategic focus of all the projectís activities. This paper provides an overview of the projects developing system, thematic focus, community engagement and iterative stakeholder-led development activities.