The Observatory has been created for the use of policy makers, industry stakeholders and the general public equally, and is the main public portal for European hydrogen data. Initiated under FCH 2 JU, as the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Observatory (see info below) the Observatory continues its activity as of November 2021 under the support of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.
The observatory focuses on technology and market statistics, socio-economic indicators, policy and regulation, as well as financial support. It has been seeing a steadily increasing number of visitors since then, with the largest share of them the last months entering via direct entry to the website, indicating its acknowledgement as an important source of information for hydrogen.
The Observatory website is continuously developed, expanded with additional data sets and key information for the hydrogen sector stakeholders. Moreover, increasing emphasis is placed on the improved visualisations and tools that it can offer.
An official re-launch took place on 29 September 2023, to mark the new brand, website and functionalities.