Webinar "New generation tools for Aquaculture": Presentation and recording available


On 22 November 2017, 12:00pm CET, BlueBRIDGE organised a webinar "New Generation Tools for Aquaculture". The webinar focused on the BlueBRIDGE tools that aquaculture producers can use to estimate the performance of their production exploiting state of the art Machine Learning methods based on the real historical production data. 

Over 50 participants from around Europe attended the webinar. 

Did you miss the webinar on the Protected Area Impact Maps VRE? Watch the recording


On 9 November 2017, the Protected Area Impact Maps VRE was introduced in a webinar. This web-application, developed in the BlueBRIDGE project by GRID-Arendal and FAO of UN among others, is used to visualise and report on MPA coverage of ecologically important seafloor features in Marine Protected Areas. Here you have the presentation and the recording of the webinar and the instructions on how to access the VRE.

The Protected Area Impact Maps Virtual Research Environment is open: try it now!


The Protected Area Impact Maps Virtual Research Environment (PAIM VRE) provides tools to visualise, analyse and report on a range of ecologically important seafloor features - a key component of Maritime Spatial Planning. The PAIM is a user-friendly and visual tool that shows seafloor features and how these are currently represented in marine protected areas. It was developed in the BlueBRIDGE project by GRID-Arendal and FAO among others. The PAIM VRE is now available! Only 3 steps to access it...

EUDAT Conference: Putting the EOSC vision into practice


From the 22nd to the 25th of January 2018, the city of Porto (Portugal) will host the next EUDAT Conference entitled "Putting the EOSC vision into practice"

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network & BlueBRIDGE's Contribution!


The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, promotes practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 by the United Nations. During the second day of the Conference the BlueBRIDGE project was presented as well as its goals, its connection with SDSN’s SDGs, the relationship with ICRE8 and  its prospects for research and education in general, and its contribution to Blue Growth. 

BlueBRIDGE and ICRE8 Collaboration: Analysing Aquaculture Operation Performance


BlueBRIDGE and ICRE8 are working together in bringing social / environmental impacts into consideration when analysing aquaculture operation performance.

The joint work acts on conceptualizing the monetization of social / environmental impacts of aquaculture  and combining this with the the specific techno-economic and production models of Blue Economy, taking into account data and computational resources in reach.

BlueBRIDGE is part of the DI4R2017 Programme - Register now!



BlueBRIDGE will be at the DI4R Event in Brussels with the presentation: Supporting Open Science Oriented skills building by Virtual Research Environments as part of the session for Data Science and Skills on the 30th of November from 11:00am-12:00pm CET. BlueBRIDGE will also have a session at the event at 14:00-15:00pm CET. The full programme of the 2017 edition of the Digital Infrastructures for Research Conference is now available online... 

Marine Protected Areas are also a matter of reproducible research: the JRC DOPA case


Most users of environmental datasets are trying to do reproducible and accountable science, but different post-processing workarounds and tools can lead to published results which are not repeatable or comparable.



Can VREs support educators who needs to deliver scientific training courses? Read our latest brochure for educators


BlueBRIDGE has just released a brochure that explains how Virtual Research Environments (VREs) can support educators in setting up and delivering scientific training courses in a cost-effective way. Download it now!

Want to find out more about the RDA - Europe BlueBRIDGE Datathon in Heraklion? Read the post-event report now!


Following the RDA-Europe / BlueBRIDGE Datathon on Fisheries and Aquaculture on the 15th and 16th June 2017 in Heraklion, Crete, a Report has been created which describes the results of the Datathon.

The datathon was structured in such a way that initiated extremely interesting discussions, which in particular helped in knowledge transfer from the experts to the 75 participants. Not only can the event be considered very successful by the organisers, but the participants also believed that the event was very productive as they proactively participated in the event and worked for two full days, exploiting the tools and datasets suggested by the organisers.