In May 2008, the BalticGrid-II was launched. This project was a part of the Seventh EU Framework Programme and lasted until 30 April 2010. Aiming at extending and developing the e-Infrastructure of the Baltic States built during the first phase of the BalticGrid, the project included these tasks:
- to include Belarus in the BalticGrid infrastructure;
- to ensure interoperation of the gLite-based infrastructure with UNICORE and ARC Grid resources in the Baltic Region;
- to engage new scientific communities in using Grid resources in nanoscience and engineering, for example;
- to establish new Grid services for linguistic research, Baltic Sea environmental research, data mining tools for modelling.
The goal of the EU FP6 BalticGrid project (2005.-2008) was to extend the European Grid by integrating new partners from the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) in the European Grid research community and to foster the development of Grid infrastructure in these countries.