On 1 May 2008, the BalticGrid Second Phase (BalticGrid-II) project has started. It was designed to increase the impact, adoption and reach, and to further improve the support of services and users of the recently created e-Infrastructure in the Baltic States.

This was achieved by an extension of the BalticGrid infrastructure to Belarus; interoperation of the gLite-based infrastructure with UNICORE an  ../BG_logo_high.pngd ARC based Grid resources in the region; iden

tifying and addressing the specific  needs of new scientific communities such as nano-science and engineering sciences; and by establishing new Grid services for linguistic re

search, Baltic Sea environmental research, data mining tools for communication modelling and bioinformatics.

The e-Infrastructure, based on the successful BalticGrid project, is fully interoperable with the pan-European e-Infrastructures established by EGEE, EGEE associated projects, and the planned EGI, with the goal of a sustained e-Infrastructure in the Baltic Region.

The e-Infrastructure of 26 clusters built in five countries during the first phase of the BalticGrid grew a lot, both in capacity and capability of its computing resources.

The BG-II consortium is composed of 13 leading institutions in seven countries, with 7 institutions in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 2 in Belarus, 2 in Poland, and one each in Sweden and Switzerland.

The overall vision is to support and stimulate scientists and services used in the Baltic region to conveniently access critical networked resources both within Europe and beyond, and thereby enable the formation of effective research collaborations.

Find out more about the structure of the project.

BalticGrid-II in short:
Project acronym: BalticGrid‐II
Project info: Baltic Grid Second Phase (BalticGrid-II) project is funded by the EU within the framework of the Seventh Framework Programme, in the ‘Research infrastructures’ activity area, FP7-INFRA-2007-1.2.3: e-Science Grid infrastructures
Contract n°: RI-223807
Project type: I3
Start date: 1/05/2008
Duration: 24 months
Total budget: 2 998 000 €
Funding from the EC: 2 998 000 €
Total funded effort in person-month: 468,5
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Contact person: Ake Edlund (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: +46 8 24 7784, fax.: +46 7 0662 1510)
Project participants: KTH SE, EENET EE, NICPB EE, IMCS UL LY, IFJPAN PL, PSNC PL, VU LT, RTU LV, ITPA LT, CERN CH, NICH BNTU BY, UIIP NASB BY, VGTU LT (see Partners section for more information)
Keywords: Information technology, Baltic Region, Grid infrastructure

The overall results of the project are described in